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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Evo 2014
Bandai Namco has released an extended version of the Tekken 7 teaser that was debuted during this year’s Evo. The new cut was shown at the studio’s Fighting Game panel during Comic-Con and runs a little over a minute and a half longer than the original.
Bandai Namco decided to add even more energy (some might say “hype”) to Evo 2014 by announcing Tekken 7. Details were scarce, save for that Unreal Engine 4 is being used to power the brawler. According to series executive producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada, the team went with UE4 to “focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine.” A teaser was released, however, offering a few hints at what’s in store.
Atlus has announced that Adachi, the hapless detective in Persona 4, will be available as a downloadable character in the upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. He is being added as paid DLC, but players who purchase the game early enough will be able to download his pack for free during launch week. In Evo news, Atlus also announced that they will not only have hands-on demos available at their booth, but that they are also putting up a $1,000 prize purse for a Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Side Tournament. Interested attendees can sign up through Dustloop on-site an hour before play begins. Check here for more details.
Developer Arc System Works and publisher Aksys Games have decided to up the ante for Evo 2014 with $30,000 for the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma pot. The top U.S. player at the tournament will also be flown with a friend to Japan on Aksys’ dime so that both can compete in Arc Revolution Cup 2014 on August 30. Series creator Toshimichi Mori and Rachel Alucard’s voice actress Kana Ueda will also be on hand at Aksys’ booth to sign free posters, as will stations to practice Chrono Phantasma, try a playable demo of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-, and check out BlazBlue Battle Cards and Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!.