CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 14 September 2012 - – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is excited to announce that TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 is now available for purchase in retail stores across Europe and Australasia for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The original tag team fighter is back with innovative new features, the largest roster of fighters in TEKKEN™ history, a completely re-engineered online system, and of course special guest Snoop Dogg (a.k.a. Snoop Lion).
To date the TEKKEN series has sold more than 40 million units, making it the most successful and popular fighting game franchise in the world. The development team is continually seeking ways to improve the series and is introducing several ground-breaking new features in TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2. One of these features is Fight Lab, which allows new and experienced players to learn basic and advanced TEKKEN mechanics through a series of stages while being able to customize their own Combot character by purchasing moves from other characters to mix and match into a deadly combat machine. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 also introduces Pair Play, which gives players the ability to play four-player TEKKEN matches with each player controlling a tag combatant. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 also gives players the option of fighting in one-on-one matches 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.
“We are very excited for our fans in the western market to play TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 and experience first-hand all of the improvements we made to the series, many of which were a result of their feedback to previous TEKKEN installments,” said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Project Director at NAMCO BANDAI GAMES Inc. “The development team has gone to great lengths to ensure our fans have a completely new experience with TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 by adding innovative new features like pair play, a vastly improved online experience, and the largest fighter roster ever. We hope that our fans enjoy the game as much as we have and are looking forward to watching the best fighters from around the world compete in the ultimate battle.”
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 introduces a completely re-engineered online system, providing one of the most responsive fighting game experiences to hit consoles. Players will also gain free access to World Tekken Federation™, a comprehensive online service that is a first of its kind for the fighting game genre. Next week, fighters will be able to sign up to participate in the World Tekken Federation at http://www.worldtekkenfederation.com/. A full list of features will be made accessible so that fighters can analyze their performance against opponents from around the world, improve strategy, view detailed battle history and more.
In another first for the TEKKEN series, TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will also feature an original song by celebrated hip-hop star Snoop Dogg. With his new song KNOCC ‘EM DOWN, Snoop Dogg prepares players for the next battle in TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2’s legendary King of Iron Fist tournament. Featured in the game and on the original soundtrack, KNOCC ‘EM DOWN blends Snoop’s smooth style with the lethal power of TEKKEN.
Nintendo fans hoping to get in on the action can also look forward to the release of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U™ Edition, available holiday 2012 exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U™ console.
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Created and published worldwide by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., the TEKKEN™ fighting game series is among the worlds 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.