An Evening with Katsuhiro Harada

GameSpot AU hosted a special Tekken Tag Tournament 2 evening with Katsuhiro Harada. Check out our gallery below!

On Wednesday, July 18, GameSpot AU and Namco Bandai Games partnered up to host an exclusive Tekken Tag Tournament 2 event, which featured an appearance by the producer of the series, Katsuhiro Harada!

An influential figure in the fighting game scene since its early days, Katsuhiro Harada is well known for his work on Soul Calibur IV and the Tekken series. With the newest version of the latter due for console release in September this year, the event was the perfect chance for fans to ask the series producer about the game and win some prizes!

We streamed the event live from Sydney. Katsuhiro Harada was present to showcase his skills, as well as take questions from the audience. For those who couldn't be there in person, we took questions from our Twitter, @Gamespot_AU, Facebook group, and live on Twitch chat. Everybody had a chance to participate!

Don't worry if you missed the event--you can now watch the stream replay below or check out the photos below.

Zorine, Michael, and Harada took questions from the stream chat, Twitter, and Facebook.

Bugsimus and Ali from The Shadowloo kept an eye on the stream to make sure it ran smoothly.

There were some seriously skilled players present!

Some attendees had even travelled from another state to attend.

Jin Kazama was present, too!

Ed, our video director, worked non-stop all night.

Arcade machines were also available for play.

Tekken players participated in a tournament…

…for the chance to win a poster signed by Harada himself, and a copy of the game!

The Shadowloo staff was also present to assist with the live stream and worked non-stop. Amazing effort, guys!

Mario, aka MMT, placed first in the tournament. Well done!

Harada gave us his best fighting pose! DORIYA!

See your self in one of the pictures from the night? Come tag yourself in our Facebook gallery!

Written By

Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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Discussion

7 comments
Taasi23
Taasi23

Tagged! Once again, truly awesome night. Many thanks to all involved! :)

nefphlegm
nefphlegm

ANyone seen the stream play i Cannot find just pictures.

 

meedokicky
meedokicky

thank you guys for the interview :)

that T-shit design is neat ;)

GAME-QUEST-EX
GAME-QUEST-EX

I assume those are official Tekken Arcade Sticks that the gamers were using. Didn't know they were actually that big.

 

Looks like a fun event, overall!

Taasi23
Taasi23

@GAME-QUEST-EX Actually, I'm pretty sure they were Hori SCV sticks.

GAME-QUEST-EX
GAME-QUEST-EX

 @Taasi23 

 

Now that I look closer at the artwork on the sticks, I believe you are correct: they are "Soul Calibur 5" Fight Sticks by Hori.