World renowned Rock and Roll artist Vince Ray confirmed as judge of the “WE ARE TEKKEN” Instagram project

London, England – 10 th August 2012 - The “WE ARE TEKKEN” Instagram competition was launched last week to find the finest images from around the globe that represent what “TEKKEN” means to fans. It can now be revealed that the incredibly talented rock and roll artist Vince Ray will be judging the competition and will also be in attendance at the exclusive opening night on 13th September.

Vince has worked for decades as an illustrator in the music industry, working with such greats as Eric Clapton and describes his style as “Low Brow” specialising in retro American subcultures. In support of the launch of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 he has even turned his incredible talents to create a reimagining of TEKKEN favourite Anna Williams.

In speaking about his creation, Vince said “When asked to portray a Tekken character in my own style, I went for Anna Williams straight away! I'm a big fan of old pulp novels and am influenced a lot by their cover art. Anna seemed to fit very well into that style and I instantly saw here as a Fu Manchu style villainess or maybe a film noir femme fatale. Plus I'm a sucker for the Cleopatra hairstyle, silk dress, and leg show!"

Playing on the tag element of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2, fans have been asked to use Instagram to tag photos that show what TEKKEN means to them. The project is now just one week old and there already some fantastic entries. Just visit to view the top 5 entries uploaded this week.

To get involved with the search for the world’s best TEKKEN inspired images all you need to do is simply take your pictures and upload them to Instagram using #WEARETEKKEN or #TTT2. Entries will be accepted throughout the month of August.

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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 almost all gaming platforms .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, TEKKEN™ for Wii U ™ and TEKKEN™ X Street Fighter™ produced in collaboration with Capcom. For more information go to www.tekken.


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