As expected, Tekken 7 has now launched in Japan, and from what we have seen so far it is looking like a pretty impressive game. Tekken 7 was already available in a select few arcade machines across Tokyo, but the game has now fully launched to console, and those in Japan can head in store to pick up a copy of the game.
Tekken 7 has released with 20 different characters, although more are planned as extra content later on in the game's life. Five of these characters are brand new to the game, one of which is the end boss for the story mode.
On top of the new characters, two new mechanics have been introduced to Tekken 7. The first is called Rage Art, and this gives players the ability to perform a series of unblockable moves that do a portion of the standard damage of the attacks they perform.
The next new mechanic is called Power Crush, and it will allow players to continue attacking, even whilst being attacked by the enemy. This ability does have it's limitations though, and it can only stop damage from high and mid attacks.
Both of these features seem aimed towards the more casual play style, giving players a chance at fighting back against their friends whilst in a fight that seems almost unwinnable. It will be interesting to see how these new mechanics affect high competitive play.
So far, we're unsure when the game will release globally, but it shouldn't be too long before we see a worldwide release.