NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES ITS ROSTER OF FREE DLC CHARACTERS AVAILABLE AT LAUNCH FOR TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2

San Jose, Calif., (May 24, 2012) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 , the next installment in the award-winning fighting game franchise, will release to retailers worldwide the week of September 10, 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will boast the largest roster of fighters in TEKKEN® history and fighting game fans who pre-order the game at select retailers can look forward to playing with additional DLC characters, Michelle Chang, Angel, Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre immediately at launch.

On day-one of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 ’s launch, fans that placed their pre-orders with Amazon®.com and Best Buy® will gain access to the Michelle Chang & Angel characters, while players that placed their pre-orders through GameStop® will have exclusive access to fighters Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre in addition to Michelle Chang and Angel.

“Pleasing our fans is of paramount importance to the TEKKEN development team, therefore we are giving players full access to the wide array of fighters in TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 at no additional cost,” said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Project Director at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. “The roster of playable characters in any fighting game is an essential factor in contributing to a player’s overall experience. By offering DLC characters at no additional cost to players, we are able to deliver a pure TEKKEN experience to all of our fans.”

“NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. is working closely with retailers to secure exciting pre-order opportunities for TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 and deliver premium bonus character content to TEKKEN fans on launch day,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “We’re excited to unveil our exclusive pre-order partners for these well-known TEKKEN characters and hope to reveal even more exciting content in the near future.”

TEKKEN shattered fighting game genre barriers when it unveiled tag based combat with the release of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ in 1999. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 continues to break boundaries with the introduction of one-on-one fighting and solo fighter vs. a tag-team battle. These new modes provide additional gameplay options for seasoned TEKKEN fans while providing an easier point of access to new players.

Additional modes include Pair Play, where up to four players can each control a character in the ultimate team battle and the new Fight Lab mode, which allows players to customize the moves and appearance of their training partner known as Combot. Players that clear the Fight Lab mode will have mastered the complexities of TEKKEN and will gain access to their own customizable Combot.

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will be available worldwide for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 the week of September 10, 2012 and hits stores across North America on 09.11.12 and in Europe on 09.14.12. For more information on the TEKKEN universe, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com or http://www.tekken.com. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Tekken or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN or http://www.twitter.com/FilthieRich.

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About TEKKEN®

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 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 www.facebook.com/namco.

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