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Tekken 7 Update Adds Rematch Feature to Player Matches, Geese Howard Finally Arrives

Bandai Namco has begun rolling out a new update for Tekken 7 in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.

According to patch notes shared on Reddit earlier today, version 1.09 adds support for movies in the gallery and individual character rankings based on wins in the leaderboards. The matchmaking conditions have also been improved with further optimizations but the developer is yet to clarify as to how.

The fighting game community would be thrilled to know that the update also introduces a rematch feature to player matches. This is available for a maximum of two players in a session, and has been a highly requested feature for some time now.

Geese Howard, announced during the Evolution Championship Series (EVO 2017) back in July, is finally here as the latest downloadable character for the game. The guest appearance in Tekken 7 has undertaken the role of chief antagonist in other fighting franchises such as Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters, and The Art of Fighting.

He is able to gather powerful chi energy from Gaia, the spirit of mother-earth, and channel it in the form of destructive waves called Reppuuken. He can also infuse his normal attacks with chi energy to cause more harm. In addition, one of his most powerful attacks is summoning a gyser of energy from below the ground to catch opponents off guard.

Those who purchased the Tekken 7 Deluxe Edition or own the season pass will be able to take control of Geese Howard once the character is unlocked in the roster, which should be sometime this week.

Patch Notes for Version 1.09

  • Added Support for DLC [DLC2: Geese Howard Pack].
  • Added movies to the gallery.
  • Added a rematch feature to player matches. This feature is available for sessions with “Max Number of Participants” set to 2.
  • Added individual character rankings based on win count to the leaderboards.
  • Improved optimization of matchmaking conditions.
  • Fixed various bugs.

Tekken 7 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The latest installment was confirmed to have sold more than 2 million copies back in October. Suffice to say, it has comfortably passed its sales forecast for the year.