Tekken 7 is OUT! Well, actually, it isn't officially... but some places, like Peru, have broken street date and not a lot of gamers are streaming Namco-Bandai's latest and greatest KOIFT game online and spoiling things for impatient Tekken fans the world over.
Well, we have to wait a few days more for the release of the PC version, but I think it'll be worth it. I did take a look at some non-spoilery vids, such as the one above. It shows off the currently-available customizations for most (Eliza not included) of the fighters in the game. I say 'currently' because it is quite obvious that many items which exist in the arcade version (and should by all rights be in the home game as well) as as yet missing. These include the swimsuits (including the all-important Tropical Bikini) for both females and males. I assume these items will be added post-launch by a patch, or offered as DLC content; the Season Pass after all mentions 'more additional costumes'.
That aside though, all is not lost. There ARE barefoot customizations for our lovely Tekken babes available in the game out of the box, although not for all of them. So who got left out of the bus and who will be barefootin' it on Tekken 7's launch week?
The Bad News first- Asuka Kazama, Nina Williams, Master Raven, Kazumi Mishima and Ling Xiaoyu (and Leo Kliesen if you still consider the character female) all have NO unique barefoot customization options as of yet. I'm really not sure why that is so- does the Tekken Team draw lotteries to see who can go barefoot or not in every Tekken game? Is there some sort of unwritten law? It can't be by age with Asuka and Ling being grouped with the other ladies... I really can't figure it out.
Anyway, the Good News: Lili Rochefort, Alisa Bosconovitch, Lucky Chloe, Josie Rizal and Katarina Alves each have one barefoot customization option.
Alisa has a barefooted skirt called the 'Peach Beach Skirt'.
Josie Rizal and Lucky Chloe both have P1 Bare Feet customization, allowing them to go shoeless in their default bottoms.
Sassy Katarina has a full-body customization called 'No Summer Dress', which refers to her Summer Dress oufit. Equipping No Summer Dress leaves Kat in just a fancy two-piece swimsuit and her sexy, lethal bare feet.
Finally, Lili has her uber-sexy 'High Class Bikini Skirt', a lower body customization which pretty much goes perfectly with any top. This pretty much shoots up her hotness waaay over Asuka (who is just a frumpy hag compared to her hahaha). Can you say upskirts every time she moves? LOL
So out of the box, about half of the female cast can go barefoot- half can't. That should be remedied by the addition of the Tropical Bikini costume, which we may have to wait for a bit. But thankfully, even this early I can easily say that at least Tekken 7 is miles away a much better game for footfans than Tekken Tag 2 was, and thanks to the sexier outfits, a notch above our longtime favorite, Tekken 6.
Man, I can't wait for June 2! Have you preordered your Tekken 7 yet?
get a photo url Tekken 7 has at least one barefoot customization for each girl...
Tekken 7's home version is less than three weeks away, and the wait is excruciating! However, footfans can take heart that this game at the very least should deliver with what we always look for in a good fighter- Barefoot Customization for our favorite babes. Now, unlike the previous Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken 7 promises to deliver this, with at least one costume- the full body Tropical Bikini, which is common to all the female characters, allowing for a sexy, barefoot look. However, that's not all, folks... at least several of the girls come with an additional and unique barefoot option for a different shoeless outfit.
As we've already seen previously in MANY arcade videos, Lili received months ago as part of the Kiwami Campaign in Japanese arcades a barefooted lower body item called the 'Bikini Skirt'. This scandalously short bit of cloth is easily the sexiest lower body customization, and quite fitting for the leggy princess. Some time later, Alisa Bosconovitch also got a similar item, also a barefooted skirted bottom (AFAIK it is either called 'Fairy Skirt' or also a Bikini Skirt).
We've also seen that Katarina Alves, the sassy newcomer, has a pretty sexy Summer Dress outfit which looks like a cocktail dress complete with high heels and hat, but we've seen that it can be dressed down to just the lingerie or a two-piece swimsuit/bikini which is nicely shoeless.
Most recently though, it has come to light that two more of the new female fighters- namely Lucky Chloe and Josie Rizal, have in their wardrobes a 'P1 Barefoot' option, which is literally a shoeless version of their default outfits' bottoms. The pic above shows off the customs quite nicely, with color-edited variants.
As for the rest, sadly we are not entirely sure. Unfortunately, it seems that Nina Williams so far has no 'Pi Barefoot' option. Not sure if the other ladies (Asuka, Master Raven, Kazumi) have them or not. But as mentioned earlier, all the girls can be barefoot in the Tropical Bikini outfit (which may need to be unlocked in the home version of the game).
As a final note- Leo Kliesen, whom I am yet again not entirely sure is female or retconned male, has a male-style old-fashioned swimsuit where he/she is barefoot, but it really isn't very pleasing... unless you really, really like Leo and her(?) very boyish figure. Huh.
Anyway, it's not all perfect, but I can very well say I am looking forward to Tekken 7. Hopefully it will give as much barefoot babe action and titillation as Streetfighter V and DOA5LR have given us in the past several months. As this being the one Tekken game we'll be having from here on into the near and foreseeable future- I do hope so.