CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE - 30th October 2009 - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe opens the newest King of Iron Fist Tournament to all comers today as TEKKEN 6 launches across Europe and the PAL regions for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3.
With over 2.5 million copies of the standard retail, Arcade Stick and Limited editions shipped to retailers worldwide for launch, TEKKEN 6 brings the biggest character line up in the series history, brand-new Scenario Campaign mode, spectacular high-definition 60fps visuals with full-time variable animation blur, and an array of online fight play options. In selected territories an exclusive TEKKEN 6 PlayStation 3 hardware bundle is also available.
"This is a big day for us. The European market and fans have always been very important to the success of TEKKEN so we're thrilled that TEKKEN 6 will finally be in their hands today," said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Project Director, NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. "More than 50% of TEKKEN fans worldwide are from Europe andtheir feedback has played a crucial role in helping to shape the game. Reflecting this, many of the new characters added are from Europe. I hope everyone enjoys TEKKEN 6 and that they continue to support the franchise, and I look forward to seeing you all online."
Media reviews for TEKKEN 6 so far include:
"An intense, tactical and utterly brilliant fighting game. 94%" - PLAY magazine, UK
"A very accomplished fighter. 9/10" - 360 Gamer magazine, UK "The new reference for beat-em up games. 9/10" - Official Playstation Magazine, Italy
"Fighters old and new are going to enjoy themselves in the arena. 17/20" - Consoles +, France
"...the best Tekken experience ever. 9/10" - Gamereactor, Denmark
"Tekken 6 turned out to be exactly the ultimate fighting game I was hoping for. 91%" - Power Unlimited, Netherlands
TEKKEN 6 online fight play is accessible via PlayStation Network and Xbox Live online game service, offering lightning fast character reaction times and consistent 60fps visuals. Features include Ranked Match, Player Match for training, the ability to upload ghost characters and match replays, and leaderboards for Europe, Asia, America and the world. Coming this winter via a free downloadable update, the online Scenario Campaign mode will let players team up with friends around the globe for intense two player online co-op campaigns against AI controlled enemies in massive-scale battles.
Fans who want to show off their fighting skills in front of an audience can take part in the real King of Iron Fist Tournament, with public TEKKEN 6 competition events taking place since early October across Europe and Australia. The winners from each country will come together to compete in a grand regional final in London on December 12th to establish once and for all the true TEKKEN god.
Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., TEKKEN 6 brings the blockbuster fighting series onto multiple platforms for the first time in the history of the TEKKEN franchise with stunningrealism, uncompromising quality, major gameplay enhancements including the original Scenario Campaign mode, and the largest character roster ever seen in the TEKKEN series.
With an illustrious 14 year legacy, TEKKEN is among the worldýs most popular and well-known gaming brands with franchise sales of more than 34 million units to date. The blistering new features and electrifying high-definition fight action of TEKKEN 6 make it an experience not to be missed.
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