Los Angeles, Calif., (June 11, 2013) – Leading video game publisher and developer, NAMCO BANDAI Games. today unloaded a one-two punch to the free-to-play landscape by releasing TEKKEN REVOLUTION™, the latest title from their 42+million unit selling TEKKEN® franchise, exclusively for PlayStation®Network on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in North America and on the 12th of June in Europe. The long-running TEKKEN series continues to revolutionize the fighting game genre by offering the full TEKKEN gameplay experience free-of-charge to the millions of PlayStation 3 system owners connected to the PlayStation Network.
Crafted by NAMCO BANDAI Games’ internal TEKKEN development team, TEKKEN REVOLUTION provides fighting game fans and newcomers alike the hard-hitting gameplay of the famed franchise. Choose from an initial cast of eight iconic TEKKEN characters to train and battle with against AI opponents in Arcade Mode and fearsome rivals spanning the globe through online Ranked and Player Matches. New bone-crushing special moves have been implemented and some command inputs revised to lower the barrier of entry for new players and allow advanced players to employ new strategies. For the first time in TEKKEN history players will be able to level-up their characters, increasing three key attributes; Strength, Endurance and Vigor, to create a combatant tuned to individual play styles. Develop a defensive tank character with high HP to withstand knockout blows while offense focused players can create a damage-inflicting character with low health but high critical hit rates to devastate opponents with a flurry of attacks.
“We are extremely proud that the TEKKEN franchise will be the first in the fighting game genre to adopt the free-to-play business model for the console market,” said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN series director. “By going free-to-play, we hope to open up the fighting game community to a larger audience. We are excited to see everyone’s reaction to the Special Arts, Critical Arts, and the character enhancement system but we also have several major updates with added content scheduled so we hope everyone will stay tuned!”
TEKKEN REVOLUTION is now available for download free on the North American PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 system and on the 12th of June in Europe. For more information on TEKKEN REVOLUTION or other NAMCO BANDAI GAMES, please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com.and http:///www.facebook.com/namcobandai. To join the TEKKEN conversation, please follow http://www.twitter.com/Harada_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 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.