How to unlock all secret Tekken 7 characters? That question will be answered in this guide that shows you how and who to unlock to get the full roster.
The initial roster available from the get-go (all 37), includes 1 pre-order bonus or paid DLC character. On top of this there is 1 unlockable character transformation & 1 character palette swap. And the Tekken 7 characters select screen has room for plenty of bonus characters, at least 2 more guest characters are promised as part of the Season Pass.
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How To Unlock Characters In Tekken 7
Developer Bandai Namco Studios has confirmed at least 2 more — than the out-of-the-gate playable 37 characters — will be made available in Tekken 7 as a set through paid downloadable content titled “Tekken 7 Season Pass”, which also comes with the “Tekken 7 Deluxe Edition” to get the first 2 DLC characters (excluding the pre-order bonus Eliza) in 2017. These sets get you 2 or possibly more DLC characters, and is priced at $25 extra on top of the base game on PlayStation Network / Xbox Live / PC Steam.
The first two DLC characters (adding up to make the fighting game’s total: 39 characters) will be available after the game’s launch week, at some point in the months after June 2nd.
To unlock these downloadable new characters, you have to either meet their unlock requirements or for some buy the Season Pass and download each of the nine characters once they are made available. Then they will appear as part of your character select screen roster. These character release dates are to be determined, so we’ll keep you updated on this page with announcements.
How To Unlock: Eliza, the vampire dark beauty of the TEKKEN roster, has been confirmed as the first DLC character.
The Eliza character is only available as pre-order bonus DLC, as part of the normal or Deluxe Edition of Tekken 7. Or if you buy her from the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store or Steam Store, to unlock with real money.
Here’s a video that shows Eliza in action in-game with a character introduction:
Eliza thirsts for the blood of her opponents! Get the mysterious Eliza vampire playable character, coming from TEKKEN Revolution, and master her unique fighting style to win the fight against your friends and rivals. Her playstyle mechanic is similar to that of Street Fighter guest Akuma, while some of her projectile and uppercut moves resemble Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers.
How To Unlock: Devil Kazuya has been confirmed as the only in-game unlockable character, although he cannot be selected from the character select screen.
Unlock Devil Kazuya by selecting Kazuya Mishima and performing an in-battle transformation with one of two methods:
– Method #1: Kazuya can transform into Devil by using his Rage Moves. If performing the Rage Art — when you get to low health press R1 (on PS4) or RB (on Xbox One) — he will then execute a string of moves where Kazuya transforms into Devil temporarily, but if the opponent is still standing afterwards (or the attack is blocked), then Kazuya will remain as Devil for the rest of the round and gain some additional attack properties, although he won’t remain as Devil between rounds.
– Method #2: Kazuya can also transform into Devil by sacrificing his Rage to transform into Devil directly, rather than using his Rage Art.
Here’s an official video guide that shows how to unlock Devil Kazuya with Rage at 1:30 minutes in:
Like in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Devil acts as a stance to Kazuya. Aside from the move set changes, new changes have been added to Devil Kazuya’s command list. He is now able to use Jinpachi’s “Elkeid”, Devil Kazuya’s EWGF is a mid that retains the block properties of a standard WGF, and Kazuya’s regular “Demon Hook” string is extended to end with “Heaven’s Door” instead.
How To Unlock: Violet has been confirmed as the only in-game clone character, as he can be selected from the character select screen.
Unlock Violet by selecting Lee Chaolan and choosing his Player 2 outfit before a match — on the character select screen’s Lee spot press Square or Circle on PS4 / X or B on Xbox One — to get his costume for Lee. Since it’s merely a skin/palette swap.
How To Unlock: Buy the Tekken 7 Season Pass, which also comes included with the Tekken 7 Deluxe Edition, to be granted access to all additional DLC fighters as they get released over the coming year. It has been confirmed that 2 new guest characters will be added to the roster through the Season Pass, namely: Guest Character #1 arrives in Winter 2017 & Guest Character #2 arrives in Spring 2018.
Note: These additional DLC characters were not included in the Tekken 7 planning, therefore this is not on-disc DLC, since these characters reportedly did not go into development until after the full console game went gold. Instead, we can expect them to treat downloadable characters just like the full fledged on-disc characters.
Source: Tekken 7 Website
Which of the last DLC character could be next to be announced? Ryu, Chun-Li, Ken, Cammy, M. Bison, Sakura, Blanka, Juri, Guile, Ibuki, Zangief, R. Mika, Dhalsim, Poison, Vega, Makoto, Balrog, Viper, Sagat, or other Street Fighter guest characters? Who’s your favorite?