It’s the 20 anniversary of Tekken this year and you’d think that we will get a Tekken 7 Release date or even details about Tekken X Street Fighter but according to Katsuhiro Harada, there will be no Tekken games to be released or announced this year.
Tekken Game Director Katsuhiro Harada has said he’s working on multiple new projects, and that he hopes to unveil two or three of them in 2014–but it’s unlikely that any of them will be Tekken 7.
In an interview with 4Gamer, Katsuhiro Harada reflected on his career in 2013. “As part of being the leader in the development of multiple free-to-play titles, I was also involved in the efforts to change the structures of the console gaming industry with the first party group of SCE, I hope to keep this going into (2014) as well.”
“Tekken is one of my life’s works, and while I can’t say much here, together with the titles we were going to announce this year, I’m also working on several other titles simultaneously with Tekken. From there, I’d like to announce at least two of those titles in 2014, and I feel that it’s something I must do.”
“There are a few titles that we’ve been quietly working on, and some we’ve been thinking about working on, so the year 2014 looks like it’ll be a tough one,” Harada added.
Harada later clarified on Twitter that the new games aren’t related to Tekken. “Probably I’ll announce New 2 or 3 titles in this year. But it’s not Tekken. Tekken announcement = secret now,” he tweeted.
But don’t be discouraged yet, Harada may announce Tekken 7 release date or new atleast some new info about Tekken X Street Fighter on December because that date will mark Tekken’s 20 anniversary and Harada may have something in store for Tekken fans.
Fans know the Jun Kazama returned to the “Tekken” franchise as a playable character in “Tekken Tag Tournament 2” but it seems that probably in “Tekken 7”, Jun returns in a canon appearance in the storyline!
Fans of the “Tekken” franchise know that Jun Kazama died at the hands of Ogre before the events of “Tekken 3” but Katsuhiro Harada hints that she might be alive and well after all and he debated “Tekken” fans on his twitter page about the story of “Tekken” and what really happened to Jun Kazama during “Tekken 3”
The debate started when user “UltraZeroX27” asked Katsuhiro Harada “This has been said a lot,but is Ogre holding Jun’s head in TK3 arcade intro?” Harada replied with “I said “No” over 50times”
He was then asked by user “KazamaAsuka” to tell who is Ogre holding in his hand if the head is not Jun’s head. Harada replied by saying “Someone”
User “Beam_of_life” then refuted Harada by saying “lol you say no but, the game say yes. need a redo. Translation say, “Jin confront is mother’s murder”. Harada then clarified that it was only Jin thinking that his mother was killed and that what really happened is completely different. “It’s his “thinking”. Jun is just missing. And It is an argument different from an image. Game say yes? Nah, I’m create that. And one more thing, I said “That is not Jun’s head”. I’m talking about that “movie(image pic)”. Listen to me carefully, and you will understand what i really mean.”
“Beam_of_life” then replied by saying “anyone who play tk6 and watch the prologue knows the games pointed out Orge kill jun in the really story.” Harada replied by saying “Read my previous tweet” and then he posted “I’m talking about that image pic. And I’m written Tekken story. Jin thinking = “The Ogre killed my mother”. However, it is his viewpoint and an interpretation.He don’t know the truth.I am making this talk the past at many interviews.”
With Harada’s explanation it should be pretty clear now that Jun dying is really all in Jin’s head. So should we gamers expect Jun in “Tekken 7”? Maybe! With the huge reception Jun got for her return in “Tekken Tag Tournament 2” it would be pretty crazy for Namco not to include Jun in “Tekken 7” even if it is just a story appearance since we know she’s alive.