Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
The character Akuma from the universe of Street Fighter is unveiled and will be the first new playable character of this version, confirming that the universe of Tekken and Street Fighter coincide.
This update also reveals new default outfits for many characters such as Asuka Kazama, Sergei Dragunov, Bryan Fury, Lili and Ling Xiaoyu. Indeed, the fans had long called for new outfits for the characters, some of whom had the same since Tekken 5. The characters have new intros and interact with objects (ex: Lili is holding a cup of tea, Asuka arrives by bike, Bryan is swinging a beam on the screen).
New stages were also unveiled. In addition to these additions, some have been enhanced with new brightness and changes in the décor.
On February 12, 2016, the Location Test for this update was launched, to observe the new mechanics of the game, as well as the two characters recently announced: Akuma and Nina Williams. Bob was then announced and became playable during the update on August 9, 2016. Master Raven, a new character, was also announced to be added to the September 15, 2016 update.
On July 27, 2017, all the characters exclusive to the console version are added to the arcade version. Several courses are also exclusive to the console are added later.
An update of the arcade version Fated Retribution was announced on the occasion of MASTERCUP.10, October 20, 2018. It was officially released on arcade in February 2019.
This new version is supposed to add the additional content of the console versions. Thus, we find the characters of the first Season Pass: Noctis Lucis Caelum and Geese Howard with their respective stages. There are also the first four playable characters of the second Season Pass: Anna Williams, Lei Wulong, Craig Marduk and Armor King. Julia Chang also becomes available later on February 28, 2019. However, the Season 2’s DLC guest character Negan is somehow excluded from this arcade version.
The Season Pass 4 was announced at the Japan streaming Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable in August 2020. This Season Pass includes 2 characters as well as 2 new stages. The purchase of Season Pass 4 allows the player to obtain new customizations and customizations for the player with the image of Pac-Man. It features the new character Kunimitsu and the stage Vermilion Gates. Lidia Sobieska and the stage Island Paradise were later released in April 2021.
B Boss Character
(*) Characters who first appeared in certain Season
- Akuma (Gouki in JP) (Guest from Street Fighter) B (2nd)
- Master Raven
- Geese Howard (Guest from SNK's Fighting series) (Round 2) (Update)*
- Noctis Lucis Caelum (Guest from Final Fantasy) (Round 2) (Update)*
- Negan Smith (Guest from The Walking Dead) (Round 2) (Update)*
- Leroy Smith (Round 3) (Update)*
- Fahkumram (Round 3) (Update)*
- Kunimitsu II (Round 4) (Update)*
- Lidia Sobieska (Round 4) (Update)*
- Nina Williams
- Lee Chaolan / Violet (Post-Console Launch)
- Miguel Caballero Rojo (Post-Console Launch)
- Kuma II (Post-Console Launch)
- Panda (Post-Console Launch)
- Eliza (Post-Console Launch) (Update)*
- Eddy Gordo (Post-Console Launch)
- Anna Williams (Round 2) (Update)**
- Lei Wulong (Round 2) (Update)**
- Craig Marduk (Round 2) (Update)**
- Armor King II (Round 2) (Update**
- Julia Chang (Round 2) (Update)**
- Zafina (Round 3) (Update)***
- Ganryu (Round 3) (Update)***
A New Stage
B Post-Console Launch Stages
C Boss Stages
D Round 2 Stages
E Round 3 Stages
F Round 4 Stages
- This Arcade game featured in Kamen Rider Zi-O Episode 33 & 45.
- This is the first Arcade game to get post-console release launch contents once the console version is released as of the rest of recent arcade games.
- The first post-console arcade update had first added the characters who were announced to be part of a console launch, including the DLC character Eliza, who was announced prior to the launch.
- The second update titled Round 2 adds the DLC characters who were announced at post-console launch, released on February 13, 2018. Although the remaining post-Season 1 characters who have yet to be announced DLC release date such as Julia will be added soon.
- Negan is the only character who was not released in the arcade cabinet and is only console exclusive.