Tekken 7 Producer Is Surprised By The Nintendo Switch, No News On Port
The possibility of a port of Tekken 7 for the Nintendo Switch is still up in the air, especially since Katsuhiro Harada, the Tekken 7 producer, was apparently surprised by the Switch’s reveal. Harada hasn’t said anything about a Nintendo Switch version of the game, but we’ll just have to see.
Tekken 7 was originally intended as a game for the Playstation 4, the Xbox One, and the PC, but if there’s a possibility that the game may come to the Nintendo Switch it may be another force in the Switch’s corner for the possibility of success. While the Switch will have a variety of Nintendo games on it, it will also have a variety of third-party games that might help attract people to the console.
Whether Tekken 7 comes to the Switch or not, however, is entirely up to Bandai Namco. The game has already been out for two years in Japan on various arcade machines, and whether or not Bandai Namco is willing to spend more time and money making sure the game can run on a new console is something that the Tekken 7 producer is silent on, along with whether the game will be on the Playstation 4 Pro.
Harada has just said that we can draw our own conclusions about it, but whether or not those conclusions turn out to be accurate is something that we’ll have to just wait and see. If the game did come to the Switch, it would be a first; Nintendo has never had a Tekken game on one of their main consoles, only having a 3DS port in the form of Tekken 3D: Prime Edition.
While Nintendo did get a Tekken spin-off in the form of the Wii U fighting game Pokken Tournament, an actual Tekken 7 on the Nintendo Switch or other Nintendo devices and consoles is something that Harada isn’t talking about, even with whatever a Tekken 7 producer would know.