Pop quiz: When was Tekken 6 announced? Those who correctly stated that Namco Bandai's fighter was first debuted alongside Sony's PlayStation 3 at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo win a prize: confirmation of the game's release date. Today, Namco Bandai said that the long-in-development Tekken 6 will see release on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America on October 27, with editions for Europe, Japan, and the rest of Asia to follow in close proximity.
Along with dating the game, Namco Bandai announced two preorder incentives for Tekken 6. Those looking to pick up a new fight stick can opt in to the Tekken 6 Wireless Fight Stick Bundle, which will be available for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 at participating retailers for $149.99. In addition to the game, the bundle includes a Hori wireless fight stick, as well as a Tekken 6-themed art book.
The second preorder pack is available for no additional charge exclusively at GameStop, and includes the downloadable Penny Arcade Samurai Pack. The DLC opens up the Cardboard Tube Samurai costume for the blade-wielding Yoshimitsu, as well as unlocks the limited-edition Samurai Battle Banners that can be applied to each of the game's 40 fighters. The preorder incentive also includes a Tekken 6-themed 2009-2010 calendar.
In April, Namco Bandai said that Tekken 6 will also be coming to the PSP this fall, and the publisher did not provide a narrowed release window as part of today's announcement. For more on the console editions, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Tekken 6.