How Summer Lesson’s Idea Started Out From VR Experiments With Tekken 7 Characters

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Bandai Namco’s upcoming interactive PlayStation VR title Summer Lesson is known for interacting with its cute girls but the original concept behind it may have had you getting to know Kazuya and the others of Tekken instead. Siliconera spoke with Katsuhiro Harada who talked about how Tekken 7’s VR experiments led to the creation of Summer Lesson.


During our recent talk, we asked the Tekken series producer if he learned anything from creating Summer Lesson that was applied to Tekken 7’s VR mode.


Katsuhiro Harada, Producer: “It’s actually the opposite. Before Summer Lesson there were tests with Tekken characters doing that VR up close. We were trying to find some kind of way to take away from the basic gameplay and have players become more emotionally involved with the characters and like them even more.”


“But, who wanted to be face to face with a karate person, a pro-wrestler or Kazuya?” Harada continued. “It turned into the formula we have with Summer Lesson where you have a close up personal relationship with those characters.”


Summer Lesson will release in Japan on October 13, 2016 for PlayStation 4. We’ll have more on Katsuhiro Harada on Tekken soon.

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