Tekken 7 Getting New DLC Inspired By Tanahashi And Bullet Club

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2017-06-02
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A second batch of NJPW DLC will hit Tekken 7 in the coming weeks, Bandai Namco announced over the weekend, including a smattering of content honoring the organization’s Intercontinental Champion, Hiroshi Tanahashi. Bullet Club fans can also look forward to a new batch of ring gear inspired by the stable. One even features perennial Tekken combatant Heihachi Mishima.

The new Tekken 7 DLC will focus primarily on Tanahashi, even if he isn’t the only NJPW talent featured in the add-on, and includes his new theme song, “Love & Energy.” There’s also a full costume for Lars Alexandersson, featuring the overcoat Tanahashi frequently wears to the ring before his matches. A handful of other items show the rest of the Tekken 7 roster some love, including the aforementioned Bullet Club t-shirts. Heihachi isn’t the only fighter to get a unique BC tee though. Bryan also has his own shirt now, featuring Kenny Omega’s “Goodbye and good night” promo sign-off.

King also gets some new ring gear in the next Tekken 7 DLC; however, it’s hard to tell (from the trailer) where it draws inspiration from. The only professional wrestler on the Tekken 7 roster was also a major beneficiary of the first NJPW DLC, spotlighting current champion Kazuchika Okada, which included a full Rainmaker getup for the masked grappler. Katarina also gets some new costume pieces this time around, but we’re similarly confused about their inspirations.

There’s no timeline for a Western release; however, the first round of NJPW DLC was included with Tekken 7 when it jumped to Europe and North America. NJPW may not be a household name here like it is Japan, but it’s not unreasonable to think we’ll see the next wave of NJPW-themed Tekken 7 content hit the U.S. branches of PSN, Steam and Xbox Live at some point. For an early look at the next wave of NJPW content coming to Tekken 7, check out the gameplay trailer released over the weekend:

Tekken 7 is currently available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Be sure to check back with Player.One and follow Scott on Twitter for additional Tekken 7 news in 2017 and however long Bandai Namco supports Tekken 7 in the years ahead.

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