Spend 23 years making Tekken games like series producer and often director Katsuhiro Harada has, and you’ll end up with some pretty good ideas. Crossover characters have proved incredibly popular in Tekken 7, with Akuma from Street Fighter transitioning wonderfully from 2D to 3D, retaining his capacity to absolutely murder people. But what does Harada dream about making? A multi-franchise all-star fighter is the answer.
Here’s what Harada had to say about Tekken 7’s tutorials, or lack thereof.
“There is another guest character that will appear in Tekken with the season pass who hasn’t been announced yet so we are hard at work on that one,” Harada says when we ask about wish list characters for the franchise. “If it’s just a wish list, not necessarily for Tekken 7, I’ve always been interested in taking my favourite characters extending from many different company franchises and putting them into a King of Fighters style.”