'Tekken 7' NJPW DLC Will Include Chaos And Bullet Club Ring Gear

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Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. and New Japan Pro Wrestling have inked a new deal that will bring NJPW-branded ring gear to Tekken 7. The two companies are getting started with one of the hottest groups in the business, in or outside of WWE, with new Bullet Club clothing slated to hit Tekken 7 later this year. And new ring gear is just the start of what fans will see in 2017.

The new deal makes a small assortment of NJPW ring gear available to the Tekken 7: Fated Retribution roster. Fans of the promotion can look forward to seeing NJPW-branded shirts, alongside similar offerings for two of the company’s most popular stables, Chaos and Bullet Club. Fans of the latter can even adorn their favorite fighters in the skull bandanas occasionally worn by Bullet Club members. The new NJPW content hasn’t been confirmed for Western markets yet; however, given Bullet Club’s increased visibility/popularity around the globe, a U.S. release hardly seems out of the question.

In addition to the new ring gear, today’s announcement included confirmation that King, the jaguar-masked professional wrestler introduced in the first Tekken , will get an alternate special move out of the new deal. Fans of current NJPW champion Kazuchika Okada will be able to use his finisher, the Rainmaker, in lieu of King’s standard Rage Art. The masked combatant will also get a new outfit, inspired by Okada’s ring gear, and presumably have access to the rest of the NJPW clothing coming to Tekken 7.

For a closer look at the new NJPW content coming to Tekken 7, take a few minutes to check out the announcement trailer. Then hit the comments section and let us know what other partnerships you’d like to see Bandai Namco sign before Tekken 7: Fated Retribution debuts later this year.

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game is expected to make its North American debut in the first half of 2017.

Be sure to check back with iDigitalTimes.com and follow Scott on Twitter for more Tekken 7 news throughout 2017 and as long as Bandai Namco supports Tekken 7: Fated Retribution after launch.

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