'Tekken 7' release date, updates: Rumored February release dispelled by Bandai Namco

(Facebook/tekken)"Tekken 7" will be released in early 2017.

"Tekken 7" fans were sent into a wild frenzy when it appeared as if the game's release date was accidentally leaked. However, the dust has settled and the date has been proven false.

Rumors started circulating about the release date of "Tekken 7" when Swedish website Komplett listed the game as being available on Feb. 12. The date seemed arbitrary, but a lot of people believed the rumor to be true. But after a period of excitement, Bandai Namco has clarified that the date is merely a placeholder.

According to a Reddit thread, Bandai Namco product manager Andreas Juliusson apparently took to the Swedish Facebook group of "Tekken" to quash the rumors. 

"I just wanted to confirm that Komplett is NOT listing the official release date," the clarification says. "It's just a limitation in their system which forces an upcoming product on their website to have a release date in order to get published... Why they chose the 12th of February is unclear, but that date is not true. They will shortly change it to '2017' only."

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And while the supposed leak provided fans with a short time of looking forward to Feb. 12, others were not so keen to believe Juliusson's statement. Some fans in the thread have theorized that the February date is true, but Bandai Namco just isn't ready to make that announcement just yet. However, others were quick to defend the gaming company's stand.

One thing is for sure, though: There is a lot of hype building up for the release of "Tekken 7," and fans are already getting antsy because of the long wait. One of the most-anticipated things about the game is its availability on the PC. In the past, Bandai Namco found it difficult to develop a PC version of the fighting game. However, it made some changes this time around. And thanks to the use of a new engine, "Tekken 7" will also be playable on the PC.

"Tekken 7" is slated for an early 2017 release.

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