LYON, FRANCE – 12 December 2011 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today KO’d TEKKEN fans with the news that TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT ™ 2 will be coming to home consoles worldwide for the holiday season in 2012.
The highly-anticipated sequel to 2000’s legendary TEKKEN Tag Tournament, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 is being brought to home consoles with all of the action seen in the arcades along with unique content and features that won't be seen anywhere else, making for the most feature-rich title in the history of the TEKKEN franchise. The game will come loaded with a slate of new features not available in the existing arcade version found in Japan, including online functionality that has been comprehensively reworked in direct response to fan feedback as well as a host of all-new features that have yet to be revealed.
“We have heard the voice of fans directly at various tournaments and through social media.” said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Project Director at NAMCO BANDAI GAMES Inc. “As TEKKEN is the top-selling fighting game franchise worldwide we know expectations for the widely anticipated sequel to TEKKEN Tag Tournament are high, but we are confident we can deliver what you’ve been asking for and even more.”
“This is an incredibly important game for NAMCO BANDAI Games, for the TEKKEN franchise, and for the fans,” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President at NAMCO BANDAI Partners. “With the vast legacy of the original game, it’s hard to imagine a game that could energise the fight game community more than this, and I know Harada-san and his team are going to deliver something spectacular.”
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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 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 home consoles, 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. For more information go to www.tekken.com.