Looking at you, Street Fighter V.
The launch and failure of Street Fighter V has made one thing very clear- having the core gameplay down in a fighting game is all well and good, but if you don’t back it up with some actual substantial content that players can enjoy on their own, then you might as well not bother.
Apparently Bandai Namco, the publishers of the upcoming Tekken 7, understand this too- that’s one reason that they are pushing the story mode of the game so much.
“What we’re kinda seeing now with the trends in fighting games, is that fans want more than the core fighting experience, they also want a full fleshed-out single player experience, which is why we’re pursuing story mode so hard in this game,” Bandai Namco Games America Brand Manager Mark Religioso told DualShockers. “We’re really integrating it in a special way where it goes from in-game cinematics to actual gameplay with a lot of dialogue between characters, so you can really experience and feel that story.”
Tekken 7 is already available in arcades. It will be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.