Fans of the fighting game series TEKKEN, start saving up: the latest version of the game —TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2— will be coming to a console near you.
Namco Bandai Games Inc. said TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 will be released for Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 in autumn.
One of the new features to watch out for will be the newest "Fight Lab" mode, with more than 50 characters with his or her unique fighting styles.
"You can also now enjoy battling with players around the world by connecting to the Internet," Namco Bandai said.
Also, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 will be different from the usual 1-to-1 TEKKEN formula as each player can now use up to two characters in a tag-team battle.
This second release in the style of “Tag” finally goes on sale 12 years since the first release of TEKKEN Tag Tournament in 2000, which got raves from users.
On the other hand, players can continue to enjoy breathless fights involving four characters, offering creative mix-ups, custom combos and classic tag team action.
Strategized fighting style
Other than the two-to-two fighting tag battle, the built-in fighting system offers wider options of fighting strategies, allowing TEKKEN fans to enjoy more options such as orthodox 1-to-1 or the newest 1-to-2 (2-to-1) fighting modes.
Those who will preorder Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will also receive 4 Exclusive Character DLCs:
With "Fight Lab" mode and in accordance with the growing story of the controllable original-character robot “Combot,” a player can customize one's skills and costume.
"While controlling the Combot, now you can have a wider choice by equipping your own original Combot with a special move from other familiar characters," Namco Bandai said.
Starting as an arcad game in 1994 and continuing as a home-use game, TEKKEN is a popular fighting game that enjoyed sales of more than 40 million.
It has also enjoyed overwhelming popularity in Japan, prompting Namco Bandai Games to plan projects involving mobile phones and slot machines (Pachinko) markets.