Early this morning, Bandai-Namco announced that everyone’s favorite brawling bears will be returning to Tekken 7 in 2017. Support for Kuma and Panda has been pretty loud for quite some time, so this comes as a very welcome Holiday surprise to many Tekken fans worldwide. Also announced was a new game mode: Online Tournament. Not much is known about the structure just yet, but needless to say, this mode will be great for friendlies and official tournaments alike. With Tekken 7 being released on console and PC before EVO next year, both of these announcements should help Tekken’s sales and add fuel to the competitive fire.