Bandai Namco Entertainment Australia and CouchWarriors have announced that Tekken 7 will be apart of the official tournament line up.

Tekken 7, which is the ninth installment in the Tekken fighting game series, will be will be playable at Battle Arena Melbourne 8 and will also be part of the official tournament lineup.

Tekken 7’s inclusion in this year’s BAM event will be the first large public display of the new arcade version. Two sets of arcade machines will be on display and used for the King of Iron Fist Tournament, for which Bandai Namco Entertainment are providing an additional $1,000 for the winner.

Tekken 7 is one of the most anticipated games for years. While there has been no exact release date, It should be released for PS4 and Xbox One later this year. Bandai Namco are increasingly putting Tekken 7 into the gaming publics hands at up-coming events, including MCM Comic Con London later this month.

Battle Arena Melbourne 8 is Australia’s premier fighting game tournament and a Capcom Pro tour ranking event. With national and International competition, and great casual play and community interaction. It will take place at CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, Melbourne, on May 13 to 15, and registration is now open.