Tekken Revolution Shuts Down in March 2017 in Preparation for Tekken 7 Launch

Bandai Namco has announced they’re shutting down Tekken Revolution in preparation for the release of Tekken 7.

The free-to-play PlayStation 3 game will be shut down effectively March 21st of next year. The company shared the following message with the news of its closure:

“Support for Tekken Revolution on PS3 will cease on March 21, 2017. We thank all fans for your support, and get ready for the next battle!”

Tekken Revolution was originally launched for PlayStation 3 back in 2013. It saw the introduction of new mechanics like the invincible Critical Arts – which are getting expanded upon in Tekken 7. There was also a brand new character, Eliza, which fans helped vote for. She is currently not planned for Tekken 7.

If you’re looking to play the game still, make sure to download it prior to January 21st, when it gets removed from the PlayStation Store. Following this, you’ll be able to play it until the game is completely shut down, on the aforementioned March 21st date.

Tekken 7 is set for a release sometime between Q1 and Q2 of next year – coinciding with the shutdown date of Tekken RevolutionCould we see a release then? We’ll keep you guys posted.


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  • Epxilon20

    Good Riddance.

  • Mr0303

    Argument against online only games #783.

  • Dr. Roswell. W

    >There was also a brand new character, Eliza, which fans helped vote for. She is currently not planned for Tekken 7.



  • Didney Worl

    True dat. At least it was free to play.

  • RPG

    Hmm, can’t say I am heartbroken to see this go, especially with a much better, more fully fleshed Tekken experience coming to replace it.
    For what it was worth, I did find the base gameplay fun, as I love me some Tekken. I had a good time thrashing some people online as my man Kazuya. I did earn all of the trophies too, but that was not too difficult.
    But FUCK the pay to win nature of the game, going up against people who clearly dumped so much money into a character, who could instantly destroy you by doing next to nothing, soured the whole expeience. I also get that they were trying to emulate an arcade experience with having a pay option to get more play tokens, but that still did not mean it was not shit, and the fact that the game was basically a watered down version of its full, much higher quality predecessors, made that, and all of the other bullshit too big of a pill to swallow to justify the experience as a whole.
    That’s just my two cents.

  • Zero Eternity

    Don’t you know, it is fun to spend 40 dollars to power up your character so you can 3 hit kill people so you can feel good about yourself all while trash talking people about being noobs :P

  • fire lion

    The real sad news is that Tekken 7 is coming out in or after March.

  • Hopefully Eliza finds her way into Tekken 7.

  • GamezLogicLegend