17 August 2016 – Leading interactive entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment today announced, during the Gamescom showcase, that fan favorite fighter Lee Chaolan returns together with his secret alter ego Violet for the latest King of the Iron Fist Tournament!
Tekken 7 : Lee Chaolan & Violet Return
Lee Chaolan was adopted by Heihachi Mishima, meant to be a rival to his son Kazuya. As Kazuya’s adopted brother, Lee was given the same education and upbringing fitting of the Mishima clan. After being expelled from the Mishima Zaibatsu for reasons unknown, Lee founded Violet Systems, a tech company specializing in development on humanoid robotics, and was quite successful.
Shortly after, the world become embroiled in conflict between the Mishima Zaibatsu, headed by Heihachi Mishima, and the G Corporation, secretly controlled by Kazuya Mishima. As most of the world was cautiously watching and trying to decide which side would be most beneficial to support, Lee had his own plans, as he had nothing but extreme hatred for both Heihachi and Kazuya.
One method he choose to exact his revenge on the father and son was to covertly support Lars Alexandersson, who had turned on the Mishima Zaibatsu, but this was only the beginning of what he had in store for the Mishimas.
TEKKEN 7’s engaging story mode is composed of several hours of gameplay (including side stories that players can unlock progressively). Not only can you play as the Mishimas in Story Mode, but there are other arcs that involve fighters outside of the Mishima clan, such as Claudio Serafino, and his group of exorcists.
The Archers of Sirius are a group of exorcists who have been banishing supernatural entities from this world since ancient times. A highly secretive organization, its existence is unknown to the public. Although it is unknown how their existence was revealed, the Archers of Sirius were suddenly approached by the Mishima Zaibatsu. They were heavy-handedly requested by the Mishima Zaibatsu to join their conglomerate, but naturally refused. This did not stop the persistent pressure from Mishima Zaibatsu, however.
Eventually, the news of this approach from the Mishima Zaibatsu reached the de facto leader of the Archers of Sirius, Claudio Serafino. Determined to uncover the motives behind the Mishima Zaibatsu’s actions, Claudio begins to investigate the powerful conglomerate.
New screenshots have also been revealed, showing a very young Kazuya fighting his father with more details to be revealed while experiencing the story of the game. Lastly a new stage for Claudio is showing off the fantastic graphical quality of TEKKEN 7!
With more than 45 million games sold across the world and a huge fan database, the TEKKEN franchise is an all-time favourite now spanning over 20 years. With TEKKEN 7, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and BANDAI NAMCO Studios will enter a new chapter thanks to a series of enhancements, reworks and new features added to the highly appreciative game series DNA.
As previously revealed, TEKKEN 7 will feature more than 30 characters (including brand new ones), among them a notable invitee: Akuma from the Street Fighter series! The demon himself known for his shoto-style moves seems to be close to Kazumi, Heihachi’s wife. With this addition, players will be able to unveil the concluding story of the Mishima family!
For the first time ever, the feud between the Mishima Zaibatsu and the G Corporation will be powered by Unreal Engine 4. With this move, BANDAI NAMCO Studios will provide intense fighting moments to players of all ranks thanks to stunning cinematics woven into gameplay.
Starting early 2017, players will experience the next generation of fighting games with TEKKEN 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC and get ready to spice up the fight through innovative and balanced battle mechanisms. Power is everything!