SAN JOSE, Calif., (February 14, 2012) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced TEKKEN® 3D PRIME EDITION  is now available in North America for the Nintendo 3DS™ system. The unique functionality of the Nintendo 3DS takes the famous King of Iron Fist Tournament into the third-dimension for the first time, delivering a more immersive and dynamic TEKKEN® experience with more than 40 characters.

TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION will make the most of the Wi-Fi functionality of the Nintendo 3DS, delivering fast-paced dynamic battles with impressive graphics at 60fps. And with the Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass™ feature, nearby players can obtain TEKKEN Cards even when their systems are asleep.

TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION takes the hard-hitting and explosive fighting engine from the TEKKEN arcade and console games, and gives players the fiercest fights to ever land on a portable gaming system.  Fight against a continuous stream of opponents with minimal health regeneration between rounds in Special Survival, beat up A.I. brawlers in Quick Battle, or show your supremacy against others either locally or Wi-Fi through Versus Battle.  Choose from a huge roster of TEKKEN characters including Young Heihachi’s first appearance on a home console system.

As an industry first, the Game Card will also include the full-length CG animated feature film TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance™, produced by Digital Frontier (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note, Appleseed) and directed by Youichi Mouri (opening movies for TEKKEN 5 and TEKKEN 6: Bloodline Rebellion).

TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION is rated “T” for teen by the ESRB with a MSRP of $39.99.  For more information on TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION, please visit: www.namcobandaigames.com; http://www.facebook.com/tekken; http://www.twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN; or http://www.twitter.com/FilthieRich.

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or http://www.facebook.com/NamcoBandai.


Created and published worldwide by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., the TEKKEN® fighting game series is among the world’s most popular and well-known gaming brands with franchise sales of more than 40 million units to date. Originally a 1994 arcade game, subsequent titles have been released for PS one®, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Portable, Wonder Swan, Game Boy™ Advance and Xbox 360®. The series is renowned for the visual style of its many characters including Heihachi Mishima, Jin Kazama, and Anna Williams, and for its martial arts-based combat set in the universe of the King of Iron Fist Tournament. Forthcoming titles include TEKKEN® Tag Tournament 2 for the PlayStation®3 system and Xbox 360, TEKKEN 3D Prime Edition™ for Nintendo 3DS™, TEKKEN® for Wii U, and two games being produced in collaboration with Capcom, Street Fighter® X TEKKEN® and TEKKEN® X Street Fighter®, which will see characters from each game enter the universe of their rivals to settle old scores. 


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Press Release © 2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.


Nick O’Leary

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.




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