Tekken 3D Prime time is February 14

Namco Bandai launching 3DS installment in fighting game franchise for Valentine's Day; game to feature more than 40 characters, Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D movie.

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The Valentine's Day release slate is getting awfully crowded. February 14 will see the launches of Twisted Metal, Grand Slam Tennis 2, and Binary Domain, not to mention the following day's PlayStation Vita First Edition launch and its accompanying software lineup.

Blood Vengeance 3D features Tekken fighters like Panda (left) and Alisa.

The week's release schedule just got even more packed, as Namco Bandai confirmed a February 14 launch for Tekken 3D Prime Edition on the 3DS. The first Tekken game for a Nintendo portable since 2002's Tekken Advance, Tekken 3D Prime Edition features a roster of more than 40 fighters, from series mainstays Heihachi and Kazuya to recently introduced characters like Lili and Alisa. Namco Bandai is also promising wireless multiplayer action at 60 frames per second and 3DS Street Pass support that will have players trading collectible Tekken cards with others while the system is asleep.

Beyond the fighting action, Tekken 3D Prime Edition will feature the Tekken: Blood Vengeance full-length 3D feature film. The movie follows the android Alisa and Xiaoyu as they get wrapped up in a Mishima family feud for control over the only surviving subject of a mysterious science experiment. It was also included as a bonus in the recently released PlayStation 3 Tekken Hybrid bundle.

[UPDATE]: This article originally included SSX among the games set to launch February 14. Electronic Arts had announced a Valentine's Day release date for the game but has since pushed it back to February 28. GameSpot regrets the error.

Discussion

45 comments
xxxxRemmyxxxx
xxxxRemmyxxxx

I'm deciding between this and Resident Evil Revelations. I'll probably get both, but damn it's hard to decide which one to get first!!!

REDDSouljah420
REDDSouljah420

I bought Tekken Hybrid for the PS3 for nostalgia purposes, but if I had a 3DS I would definitely pick this up too!

CLOCKWORKIAN
CLOCKWORKIAN

I can't wait to be welcomed back to the stage of history-oh...wait... Wrong fighting game. :P

raydawg2000
raydawg2000

wow vitas actual gameplay looks better than the FMVs on the 3ds. good thing graphics aren't everything in a good game....

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

i can't wait this game will be awesome

ShinVII
ShinVII

February 14 launch for Tekken 3D I am fapping so hard

Chano_Safc
Chano_Safc

Looking very forward to playing tekken on my 3ds with online play. February 17th can't come soon enough. For the UK anyways.

artooniana
artooniana

where's the new tekken these days?!

Lhomity
Lhomity

Video games are reinventing valentine's day. I like it. Why buy your wife flowers when you could melt her heart with Tekken 3D Prime Time. Sweep her off her feet with some Twisted Metal lovin'. Forget chocolates and romantic dinners, just buy her a Vita the next day. Plenty of ways to spice things up with Touch my Katamari.

Lhomity
Lhomity

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zaiwen
zaiwen

fanboys in the house.... be grateful namco even bothered developing tekken again on your handheld after a horrendous game on a handheld you still play today hahahahaa

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Alisa looks like she's having a lot of fun in that picture.

sexyweapons
sexyweapons

YAY!I can watch a huge giant Panda fighting a kangaroo in my living room all in 3D!!!!

SNESMaster420
SNESMaster420

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

Blanka13
Blanka13

resident evil 3ds at january and this at february holy s@#t :)

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

the tekken movie looks awesome in 3D , though im not sure how much of the 3d effect will be visisble on a tiny 3DS screen, id rather get it for ps3 (tekken hybrid) and watch it on a larger 3D tv

burgeg
burgeg

Might get this. I do love Tekken, but I've played so much Tekken over the years I kinda got burnt out on the series. I played Tekken 5 and Dark Ressurection so much that by the time I got Tekken 6 I just couldn't enjoy it much. Still its been a while since I've played Tekken now so another handheld Tekken should be pretty fun. I played DR on PSP for an insane amount of time. Hopefully this game has me hooked as much as that did.

Freakboy15
Freakboy15

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cillad
cillad

oh god, more pandas!!!!!

zaiwen
zaiwen

@nintendoboy16 whoever asked for your opinion?? at least i aint some nintendofggot.. such bias statements coming from fanboys who cant take a critic... your name says it all hahaha

leeko_link
leeko_link

I will only get this game for the WiFi online play (just like Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and DOA Dimension before it), not for the crappy movie.

judge__judy
judge__judy

dxdevilex0 - I thought the movie kicked ass. It had me interested the whole movie and it has an awesome fight between the Mishimas at the end

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

@zaiwen Just because YOU don't, doesn't mean other people will do the same.

DrKill09
DrKill09

No thanks. Scrap this crap and give me Tekken 7. :P

maniaxe613
maniaxe613

A Tekken 3D movie on a portable handheld? That sounds really cool!

Flint247
Flint247

I definitely like Tekken gameplay more than Street Fighter, so I am looking into this.

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

Is the movie really that bad? I have not watched it before.

zaiwen
zaiwen

now why would i play tekken in a teeny tiny screen?

FusionRain
FusionRain

@NoblesseOblige3 OoOoOOO! I know what your username is from!!!! Eden of the East, I loved the series and the movies! Noblesse Oblige, I pray for your continuing service as a savoir.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Do want! Tekken is awesome and I'll be able to own as my favorite character, Lei Wulong. :D Also add Law and Nina Williams, they are awesome too.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Minus the movie, that would make a nice V-Day gift.

thingta42
thingta42

Got Tekken 6 on my psp. So i'll pass. Its basicly a 3d version of that with a crappy movie bundled with it.

neku364
neku364

NoblesseOblige3 There was tekken for gameboy advance you know.

warrner11
warrner11

any1 tryin to muscle in on Twisted Metal's launch day is askin for soooooo much trouble.

Iridescent406
Iridescent406

I kind of wish they'd stop including the movie into Tekken packages. I'm not saying the movie is bad (which it is), but it just uses up space that could've been filled with more characters, a longer story mode, or something like that.

rageman45
rageman45

looks cool and my friend intends to get this game on his 3DS.

dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

This will be my first tekken game(though I have played it before),and just a question:this game will have online,right?

ErrolJames
ErrolJames

I heard SSX got delayed to Feb. 28th