LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 21 January 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games and BANDAI Inc. today announced that TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT™ will soon available in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australasia. TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT™ will bring the popular TEKKEN franchise to the card battle genre in 2 different phases: A free-to-play online card battle game for tablets, smartphones and web browsers will be available in the next few weeks, while physical booster card packs will arrive in stores later in the year.
TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT seamlessly integrates Namco’s high pedigree of fighting titles with Bandai’s expertise with physical card games by allowing the interactive card battle title to interact with the physical cards. The physical game booster packs available at retailers later this year can be played as a standalone card game, or added in players’ virtual game card deck by unique QR Code scanning. Scanning the game cards will give upgrades to online game characters or add a new character to the roster. In addition an Augmented Reality feature lets TEKKEN characters populate the real world simply by pointing a smartphone or tablet camera at the game cards.
The digital game can also be played as a standalone, allowing players to enter the King of Iron Fist tournament by competing in this unique free-to-play game set in the TEKKEN universe. The digital game will offer a unique gameplay experience but also amazing visuals on all devices. Strategically prepare your card deck and compete against players across all platforms anytime and everywhere.
“We are proud to bring to life this amazing project that combines the company’s core strength in both gaming and toys to create this cross media experience” said Shusuke Takahara, President of NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
“By bringing the Tekken universe into the game card world and especially through this unique project we hope to offer to Tekken fans and game cards players a unique experience” said Yuji Kawada, General Manager, Card Business Department, Bandai Co., LTD.
TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT for mobile, tablet and web browsers will be available soon with the physical TEKKEN card booster packs arriving to stores this spring.
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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, Anna Williams and Emilie De Rochefort (Lili), and for its martial arts-based combat set in the universe of the King of Iron Fist Tournament. For more information go to www.tekken.com .
About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. 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.eu or www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.
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