At the King of Iron Fist 2015 Tournament, Bandai Namco announced a huge update to Tekken 7’s Arcade. The upcoming update called Tekken 7 Fated Retribution will feature bring in surprise guest character with Street Fighter’s Akuma.
The great thing is that Akuma won’t just be a played off guest character like those you would find in the Soul Caliber series, Akuma actually appears to have a role in the game’s story as he is asked by newcomer Kazumi (Heihachi’s Wife) to kill Heihachi in order to repay his debt to her. From there the trailer showed off some classic Akuma combat mixed into Tekken’s signature gameplay, which appears to work really well.
This isn’t the first time Tekken and Street Fighter have crossed paths, as a deal has been struck between Bandai Namco and Capcom to release a crossover fighting game based on the fighting mechanics of each series. So far, only Capcom prevailed with Street Fighter X Tekken while Tekken x Street Fighter was delayed, it might be possible that this might be a taste of what we could expect from upcoming fighter that is said to still be in production.