BANDAI NAMCO ANNOUNCES TEKKEN 7 POWERED BY EPIC GAMES UNREAL ENGINE 4
Bandai Namco gave a surprise announcement at the Evolution Championship Series, a fighting game tournament held at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel and Resort with the reveal of Tekken 7 for Xbox One and PS4, and to be powered by the Unreral Engine 4.
Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken series Executive Producer and Game Director at Bandai Namco shared the details:
The power and flexibility means that we can focus our efforts on making TEKKEN 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine. With Unreal Engine 4, we could rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platform and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to immediately bring TEKKEN 7 to any platform we desire.
The game surprised fighting fans with a new trailer that showcased the technical power of the Unreal Engine 4, who has been working very closely with the Epic Games engine group in Japan.
“The Tekken franchise is beloved and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with the talented team at BANDAI NAMCO,” said Taka Kawasaki, Studio Head at Epic Games Japan. “This marriage is perfect – the most powerful engine in gaming along with one of the most enduring brands in fighting games. We have no doubt that these forces coming together will yield fantastic results.”
Tekken 7 is included in the long list of games being powered by the Epic’s new engine including, Crackdown, Eve: Valkyrie, Fable Legends, and more. The engine has been available to the public for $19 a month per a subscription service revealed at the Game Developers Conference 2014. For more information about Unreal Engine 4, visit unrealengine.com.