Tekken 7 Season 2 begins on September 6 with new characters, system adjustments, and gameplay features

By on August 18, 2018 at 11:53 pm
Anna Williams Tekken 7 Featured Image Season 2

Anna Williams and Lei Wulong are right around the corner!

During the Tokyo Tekken Masters 2018, tons of new information was shared about Tekken 7‘s Season 2 by the game’s lead developers.

First off, a Welcome Price version of Tekken 7 was announced for Japan only for 4000 yen and which comes with a coupon discounting Season 1 and an exclusive PS4 theme.

Extended trailers for Anna Williams and Lei Wulong were released, adding onto the shorter versions unveiled at Evo 2018. These new trailers showcase more of the DLC characters’ moves, punishes, and rage arts.

Anna Williams

Lei Wulong

There will be three major overhauls implemented with Season 2 of Tekken 7, starting with a new easy combo method. This mechanic was visited partially in Story Mode but will be more realized in Season 2 in general gameplay. Similar to the auto-combo system found in Dragon Ball FighterZ, the combos can be initiated by pressing a singular button multiple times. These moves are not set at maximum damage but are a good way to introduce new players. The auto-combo system can be utilized both offline and online but will be disabled in Tournament Mode.

The next series of major changes are focused on the ranking system in online mode. There will now be a gauge that shows players exactly how far away they are from their next rank. Players will be able to view how many points they will lose or gain from battles.

The third and final major change disclosed at the time of this stream is a new gameplay mechanic known as the “Wall Bounce”, which allows for extended combos. The Wall Bounce is designed to create new opportunities for characters without explicitly balancing their capabilities. The development team hopes that this new mechanic will diversify the characters seen at tournaments.

Tekken 7‘s Season 2 Pass’ exact pricing for North America has not been disclosed, but expect it to be around $25 due to the price of each character being around $5 separately with 6 new characters in total.

An interesting bit of information to note that was shared near the end of this portion of the stream is that Katsuhiro Harada is no longer a part of the arcade version’s development, with all major implementations hitting console and PC first.

Anna Williams, Lei Wulong, and all of the new features that were shown off during the stream will be available when Season 2 of Tekken 7 kicks off on September 6, 2018. You can catch the entire stream with all of the new announcements and stellar matches below! Until then, get ready for a brand new Tekken 7!

Watch Tokyo Tekken Masters – Day 1 from TEKKEN on www.twitch.tv

Shoryuken.com Associate Editor. Austyn James Roney began his gaming journey with Super Smash Bros. on the N64 but learned the ways of the fighting game genre with Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Loves all fighters, regardless of dimension or playstyle.