Tekken Director Wants To Announce At Least Two New Titles In 2014

By Sato . December 31, 2013 . 4:00pm

Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada’s former rival Tomonobu Itagaki recently talked about finally releasing Devil’s Third next year, and while Harada has had his hands full with Namco Bandai’s recent burst of F2P games, he also talked to 4Gamer about focusing more on his main job and working on unannounced projects.

 

During the interview, 4Gamer asks the Tekken developer to share a few words on what he has in mind going into the year 2014.

 

“This year, as part of being the leader in the development of multiple free-to-play titles, I was also involved in the efforts to change the structures of the console gaming industry with the first party group of SCE (Sony Computer Entertainment),” shares Harada. “I hope to keep this going into next year as well.”

 

Tekken is one of my life’s works, and while I can’t say much here, together with the titles we were going to announce this year, I’m also working on several other titles simultaneously with Tekken,” he continues. “From there, I’d like to announce at least two of those titles in 2014, and I feel that it’s something I must do.”

 

 

“From there, there are a few titles that we’ve been quietly working on, and some we’ve been thinking about working on, so the year 2014 looks like it’ll be a tough one,” says Harada. “Perhaps I’ll be asking readers on Twitter when I get stuck on ideas or hit a dead-end.”

 

“Actually, I’ve had to be part of way too many mysterious jobs and non-paying holiday gigs from requests like ‘please show up at this event!’ and ‘please make a surprise appearance in this video!’ even if they weren’t proper plans like those ‘let’s learn from the creator!’ type events,” says Harada.

 

“For the year 2014, I’d like to focus more on my main job, so please continue supporting us… although first, I’ll be passing by New Year’s parties from other companies, and then I’ll seriously start on my main job!!”


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  • Tales_of_Master

    This guy is pure….unadulterated…..awesome. He’s one of the biggest reasons why Namco Bandai is my most favorite game company of all times (The biggest reason being Tales of course). Here is hoping for Tekken 7 and Tekken X Street Fighter announcement in 2014.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Indeed, although, NB would be better if they their America branch can localize their other works that aren’t Tekken, Tales of, or Jump related.

      • Spirit Macardi

        And they’d be better still if they’d make a third entry in a certain 2.5D platformer series already.

    • Andrew Halim

      Actually i’m hoping for one of them to be Tekken for PC =D Either TTT2 on PC or even TR

    • Shippoyasha

      I wish the guy tells the Namco higher ups to let the Soul Calibur team work on a proper sequel and not rush them this time. He has that kind of pull in the company.

    • Azrael VG

      Maybe instead of working on new projects they should work on content for the ones we paid for like Tekken Tag 2 . Tekken Revoultion has some ok visual features and a new character , I am sure TT2 players would have like some new content. Look at Street Fighter 4 it is widely popular because the game grows people feel compelled to dedicate more time playing while the Tekken scene is experiencing a slow death from the day 1.

    • Azrael VG

      I am not sure what Namco or Hadara can offer to change the structure of the gaming industry. Namco does not have a different model or does it excel in anything other than typical corporate greed. If the console industry needed a restructure it needs to look at Steam. Steam has a vastly different model. One of the most rewarding features is the steam workshop where community creates content for game and the publishers only get a cut when a sale is made.And on the plus side the content is sold in the marketplace so price is detemined to a large extent by the community . The steam workshop keeps even adventure games alive long after their regular live with never ending content. The corporation get money , developers(community) get their money, and players get content . Eveyone is happy.

      Namco/Hadara on the other hand pumps out Titles infrequently and hope for high sales then rinse and repeat. The games die a slow boring death. Look at Naruto on the PC did not even have a special Christmas sale price . I mean tons of more popular games including Call of Duty Ghost, Bioshock,KOF went on sale but Namco seems clueless to the market.

      I hope the steam console does well so this whole greedy console war will have a new more modern player in the market.

  • Keine

    Tekken 7, Tekken on Vita (TTT2 port maybe) and TxSF please???

    • tarbis

      TTT2 on PS Vita is long overdue. It would be awesome having it cross play with PS3 version. Or Tekken Revolution on PS Vita.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Gotta love Harada.

  • Yan Zhao

    Tekken x Street Fighter please.

  • Ferchenko

    Eliza

  • Roberto

    Tekken x Street Fighter
    Tekken 7
    a tekken on vita would be cool

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Jun Kazama returns : Tekken VII

    • tarbis

      Hope so. I loved her in TTT2.

  • Pdugna

    Tekken on Vita would glorious on the go.

    • tarbis

      I’ve been asking him on Twitter for that.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    One of these must be Tekken vs. SF.

  • ZEROthefirst

    Tekken x Street Fighter please. I want Tekken gameplay, and Hwoarang to look normal and not have that really awkward English voice like in SF x Tekken. it’s fine in combat, but when he has actual dialogue it just sounds so weird, but I guess that’s to be expected when I made him my main since Tekken 3.

    • Pdugna

      Does seem odd that he has english voice when everything recent shows him speaking Korean.

  • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

    Tekken is my favourite fighting. Andi just can’t wait for what Harada andTK team is going to show to us this year. Tekken for Vita would be hype. I’m still playinh tk6 on the psp but this version of TK6 wasn’t as good as TKDR. It’s still really good for practice tough. TTT2 on vita would be really awesome if the modes don’t get butchered like tk6 on psp.

    also

    http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100823131004/streetfighter/images/d/dd/Tek_x_sf-1-.jpg

    GIVE IT
    TO ME
    NOW

    • Pdugna

      We can finally see the tekken cast completely mop the floor with SF cast because there is a thing that exists called a 3D movement :D

      • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

        Ryu: Hadouken!
        Jin: *side step*
        Ryu: WHAT!?
        Jin: 10 hit combo punishment!!!

        Tatsumaki is going to be a pain though…

  • http://www.shonengamez.com/ GameEmpireHD (Kaitou)

    Tekken 7 & TxSF. My year will be complete.

  • http://www.shonengamez.com/ GameEmpireHD (Kaitou)

    Tekken 7 on consoles + PSVita would be an ideal thing.

    • tarbis

      with cross play with PS3, PS Vita and PS4.

  • ReidHershel

    I wonder if he is going to make Eliza DLC for Tekken Tag 2…..

    • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

      That would be awesome if he did.

    • tarbis

      She would be an awesome addition on TTT2 and also be included in T7. Make her story clash with the Mishimas :D

  • Unlimax

    A Tekken Dance Game ?
    .

    Btw : i photoshop this picture , decent isn’t it lol

    • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

      Lol that would be an odd but also a rather interesting sight to see imo xD.. Just thinking of Kunimitsu, Asuka and Lili dance sounds.. interesting O.o.

      • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

        please no. enough with the idol rhythm games

        *down votes in coming*

        • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

          You’re entitled to your opinion, I respect it and it certainly wasn’t said in a disrespectful way so a down vote certainly won’t be coming from me but I can definitely see some others easily disagreeing xD.

    • Doctor Nebula

      TekkenxMstar

  • Bobby Jennings

    So where’s Tekken X Street Fighter?
    Anyone?

    • Gemlit

      Shouldn’t that game be one of the Tekken games he has yet to announce this year?

      • Bobby Jennings

        No because the game’s been announced for the longest.

  • megaten666

    At this point, I only have one wish:
    don’t make them free-2-play games.
    Just… just no.

  • TrueDefault

    Tekken x Street fighter!
    Tekken x Dead or Alive!
    Tekken x Virtua Fighter!!!
    Tekken x Shin megami Tensei!!!!
    Tekken vs Everything!!!!

  • Hiro Oozora

    Can i get the Gumi the sumo girl in a future tekken please

  • DanteMasamune

    In the first pic Eliza looks like she isn’t wearing any panties…..although…..I never see her panties in her default costume.

    Also, dat ass and dem thighs!

  • Spirit Macardi

    And yet Namco still won’t let Hideo Yoshizawa announce any new titles…

  • KingGunblader

    Let’s hope that means TKxSF is earnestly in development now. I’ve been waiting nearly 3 years for that game!

  • KnifeAndFork

    Sounds like “next gen” doesn’t truly start until 2015…

  • http://www.angelmassb.co.nr/ Angel Mass

    Tekken Vita is that you?

    • leingod

      I certainly hope it is! Tekken on the PSP was great, so I can’t wait to see how it fares on the Vita.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    I get the feeling one of these might be Pokken Fighters. Of course, it isn’t up to Harada to make that announcement, but 2014 does seem like a good time to reveal that game, provided it’s far along enough in development.

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