Akuma  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Akuma  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Tekken 7 Is Going to Be the Best Fighting Game in Years https://www.gameskinny.com/kwkmt/tekken-7-is-going-to-be-the-best-fighting-game-in-years https://www.gameskinny.com/kwkmt/tekken-7-is-going-to-be-the-best-fighting-game-in-years Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:02 -0400 Serhii Patskan

With the return of fighting classics like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, Bandai Namco had to give its fans the one thing they’ve been waiting on for so long. It took seven whole years for Namco to finally release the next Tekken game in the main series, and the launch date is fast approaching -- Tekken 7 is scheduled to hit shelves on June 2, 2017.

The much anticipated sequel introduces new fighting mechanics, lots of new and old characters, and concludes the story of the Mishima clan with a blast. The game's producers announced that Tekken 7 will be darker than ever before, and will be augmented by a couple more expansions.

Does Tekken 7 have the  power to take back its status as the world’s best fighting game this year? By the looks of it so far, there is definitely a chance.

A New Approach to Storytelling

Heihachi Mishima and Kazuya Mishima

Tekken has always been an excellent fighting game, but it never really had a solid storytelling element. In the previous parts of the series, all story points were presented in a sequence of short cutscenes that appeared between the fights.

In Tekken 7 you can expect to see a complete storyline that will take up to 10 hours to finish. It will answer many questions from the past games, and will mostly focus on the conflict between the members of the Mishima clan.

The story mode follows the similar pattern as the one in Mortal Kombat X, where you can’t choose the characters to fight with, but you have to play with the ones offered by the plot sequence. This mode is recommended for new players, as they will learn a lot about the lore of the Tekken series, and practice their fighting skills beginning from the very basics.

Rage Arts and Other Cool Mechanics

If you don’t care about the story, and you just want to try out all the new combat mechanics, then you can start off with the arcade mode or go online and fight other players from around the world. In this regard, Tekken stands out from other fighting games in that you can’t just smash random buttons and win -- you actually need to know how to fight well.

Rage Arts

The most interesting type of mechanic introduced in Tekken 7 is Rage Arts, which utilizes the Rage System from Tekken 6. Rage can be activated on its own or during a combo, but only when the character’s health drops below the 10% mark.

This is an especially interesting technique, since it can change the pace and the result of the match-up. The competitive scene will definitely be happy to learn all the possible Rage Arts in the game, as they can single-handedly win tournaments if used properly.

If you think that using Rage Arts is cheating, then don’t worry, as there is a way to block even such a powerful blow -- simply by sidestepping and ducking. However, you must be highly reactive, since there won’t be too much time to execute even a simple blocking move.

Power Crush

This new type of move may even be more broken than the Rage Arts, as it allows players to keep damaging their opponents even when they are in the middle of their own combo. However, you will still take damage from your opponent, and you are still vulnerable to lows and overthrows.

Basically, Power Crush will allow the players to finish off their opponents even when they are Raging, which wasn’t possible in the previous games of the series. It’s a dangerous precedent and will most likely make many players rage for real.

Screw (Kirimomi)

Screw, also known as “tailspin”, is a new combo extender that replaces Bound in Tekken 7. It allows players to send opponents in midair into a full rotation frenzy til they land on their backs. This elegant move breaks walls and keeps dealing damage, while completely disrupting the opponent’s flow of attack.

With these new mechanics Tekken 7 offers a fresh look at the older characters -- and makes you want to try out all the new characters, too.

Ten Powerful New Characters

Akuma -- guest character from Street Fighter universe.

Most of the characters in Tekken 7 are well-known returning characters from the previous games in the series -- such as Bryan, Yoshimitsu, and many others. But in addition to the 27 old characters on the roster, we get 10 new ones. And the most interesting one is Akuma -- a guest character from Street Fighter universe.

You could see the concept of merging two different worlds in the same game before in Street Fighter X Tekken. But this is the first time in history that we'll see a guest character appear in a main title of the series. There will also be two more guest characters coming with planned DLC packages sometime in the future.

Akuma looks and moves a little differently than he does in Street Fighter, just so that he could fit in with the rest of the characters in Tekken 7. Akuma’s Rage Art -- called "Shin Shun Goku Satsu", or "Wrath of the Raging Demon --is especially destructive. Let’s just say that when he unleashes his combo, the screen goes all black and something very, very bad happens to his opponent…

Among the rest of the new characters, the most interesting ones are: Gigas (red male behemoth creature), Kazumi (Japanese empress), and Raven (the game's first black woman fighter). All the characters have their own unique styles of fighting and Rage Arts, so Namco really hit the bull’s eye this time around.

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Tekken 7 is packing excellent graphics, a full roster of interesting characters both old and new, a fleshed-out story mode, and a brand new take on the fighting genre with Rage Arts and other interesting abilities. There's a lot more innovation happening here than we've seen in recent fighting games, which puts this main series Tekken entry a cut above the rest. And I'm willing to bet that it's not just going to be the best fighting game of this year -- but the best one we've seen in years as well. 

Do you agree that Tekken 7 will take the title of the best fighting game of the year? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Street Fighter V's Season 2 Is Here with Akuma And So Much More https://www.gameskinny.com/rcihf/street-fighter-vs-season-2-is-here-with-akuma-and-so-much-more https://www.gameskinny.com/rcihf/street-fighter-vs-season-2-is-here-with-akuma-and-so-much-more Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:37:40 -0500 Jeffrey Rousseau

Recently, Capcom has released their new update for Street Fighter V. The new Season 2 patch has been released to lay the foundation for 2017.

The most noticeable addition is that a new character, the antagonistic Akuma, is now available. His story and costumes are available via the Season 2 Character Pass. The Character pass will also grant players five brand new characters throughout 2017. This will also include their respective premium battle costumes and PS4 theme.

The update also includes updates to the current roster. New changes have been implemented to address fighters' respective weaknesses. A few noticeable examples include: Urien's previous difficulty with addressing aerial attacks, and Alex's lack of certain combos found in previous games.

Another key addition is the change to the rage quit system. Capcom has now included harsher penalties for players that disconnect from matches often. Some changes include:

  • Those whom exhibit the behavior will be more likely to be matched with other offenders.
  • Said quitters will lose league points and will be locked out of online matchmaking for certain amounts of time.
  • Players profile will reflect if they quit or exhibit fair play accordingly as well.

Fans of fighters, competitors, and long-time fans of Street Fighter V can find the Season 2 pass and update available for both PC and PlayStation 4 now.

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Akuma Returns For Street Fighter V -- And Brings New Fighters with Him https://www.gameskinny.com/ba2c3/akuma-returns-for-street-fighter-v-and-brings-new-fighters-with-him https://www.gameskinny.com/ba2c3/akuma-returns-for-street-fighter-v-and-brings-new-fighters-with-him Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:26:00 -0500 Jeffrey Rousseau

Today, at PlayStation Experience 2016, a reveal trailer for Akuma from Street Fighter V was shown, just hours before 32 of the world's greatest pro Street Fighter players were to take the stage at the 2016 Capcom Cup in Anaheim, California. 

As any Street Fighter fan knows, Akuma has been part of the Street Fighter universe since Super Street Fighter II Turbo. And according to  series lore, he lives for the sake of fighting others. 

Fans may also notice a few changes to Akuma via the trailer. Not only is Akuma's hair longer, indicating it may have been some time since his last battle, in previous iterations, Akuma, who is the only Street Fighter character to appear in the Tekken franchise, would bear the kanji for sky across his back. As per the game lore, this was to be an indicator of what he sought to achieve in battle. Now, it has been replaced with the kanji for god, which may be an indication of how much more powerful he has become.

His trailer also revealed details to the next season of DLC content for Street Fighter V. Players can preorder the 2017 character pass some time in December. The pass will include Akuma and five new characters, the latter of which expected to be released throughout 2017.

Fans of fighting games can look forward to more details coming soon.

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Rumor: Tekken 7 to Be Available on Xbox One and PC? https://www.gameskinny.com/h9dl1/rumor-tekken-7-to-be-available-on-xbox-one-and-pc https://www.gameskinny.com/h9dl1/rumor-tekken-7-to-be-available-on-xbox-one-and-pc Tue, 31 May 2016 04:47:42 -0400 Joe Passantino

While Tekken 7 is confirmed to launch on PlayStation 4, it appears that Xbox One and PC users may be able to get in on the battles as well. As reported by WCCF Tech, Twitter user j.va claims to have heard from a Bandai Namco representative at this past weekend's MCM London Comic Con. The results look promising for the Microsoft-compatible platforms landing editions of the game.

There has been no official announcement on additional Tekken availability beyond the aforementioned PlayStation 4 game, which currently has no release date.

The game will launch on PS4 as Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, an updated version of last year's Japanese arcade release. Destructoid reported in December that Fated Retribution will feature new attires, items, and stages. It will also contain new characters, including Akuma from Street Fighter and Nina Williams.

Are you an Xbox One or PC user who badly wants your Tekken fix? Speculate away in the comments!

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Akuma Will Be the Only Street Fighter Guest in Tekken 7 https://www.gameskinny.com/3u9mc/akuma-will-be-the-only-street-fighter-guest-in-tekken-7 https://www.gameskinny.com/3u9mc/akuma-will-be-the-only-street-fighter-guest-in-tekken-7 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 06:19:27 -0500 Douglas A. Skinner

Capcom's Akuma from Street Fighter was announced in December of last year to be a guest character in Tekken 7.

Here is the trailer for the arcade release of Tekken 7: Fated Retribution showing Akuma in all his Ansatsuken glory as he battles Heihachi:

Senior Game Designer Michael Murray revealed to PlayStation LifeStyle,in an interview during Jump Festa, that Akuma will most likely be the only Street Fighter character to cross over to Tekken 7.

Murray continued to say that Game Producer Katsuhiro Harada and himself both don't really like the guest characters because it "throws off the Tekken world and setting." However, Murray also explained that Akuma was a great fit and that there is a chance for more guests in the future.

Murra and Waki also expressed that it is a good time for fighting games with Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter V bringing attention to the fighting genre giving them a bigger audience.

"For us, it’s kinda tough because we’re still quite arcade-centric, though it’s good because we can continue to test ideas, polish the game and add content before we port it."

The update Fated Retribution has yet to be given a release date but in addition to Akuma, the update will come with some graphical changes, new costumes and more.

Read the entire interview here.

Tekken 7 does not have a release date for the US but is in development for the PlayStation 4 in Japan.  

Are you excited for the news about Akuma coming to Tekken 7? Will this be a precursor to a possible Tekken X Street Fighter? Let us know in the comments below.

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