Namco Bandai have announced that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 this September in North America.
The home console version of the fighting game will contain more than 50 playable characters, which is said to be the largest player roster in Tekken history. In addition to tag matches, the game will feature one-on-one battles and one vs. tag team battles as well.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will a feature “Pair Play” mode, where up to four players can each control one character in a team battle. The game also has a “Fight Lab” mode, where players will be able to customize the moves and appearance of training character Combot. Players who complete Fight Lab will have the skills they need to master the game’s complexities and will then “own” their customized Combot.
Details on the “innovative online functionality” included in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be made available at E3 in June.
Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken Project Director at Namco Bandai Games, said:
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT is one of the most beloved entries in the TEKKEN series – not just among fans but also for myself and the entire development team, so crafting the sequel has been a labour of love for everyone here. To truly make this game stand up to the high benchmark set by the original, we have injected some exciting features and modes that will revolutionize the online fighting game community and allow new players to enjoy and master the game – so there will be something for everyone.
Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing for Namco Bandai Games, said
There is so much packed into TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 that we can’t wait to reveal to fans of both fighting games and fans of all games. The latest entry into the iconic series will have the level of depth expected of the highest-selling fighting game franchise of all time, but also the accessibility for new fans and gaming noobs alike.
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