Namco's King of the Iron Fist franchise confirmed for Nintendo's latest console as Tekken Hybrid remakes the original Tag Tournament for Sony's system this November.
It has been a big day for Tekken fans, as Namco Bandai has unveiled three new installments in its flagship fighting franchise. Nintendo's conference carried word of new Tekken games for the Wii U and 3DS, while Namco Bandai independently announced another King of the Iron Fist offering for the PlayStation 3.
Tentatively titled Tekken Wii Successor, the Wii U game will include character customization features, like using the new controller's touch screen to doodle on Jin's face. While that game featured a fairly current roster (including Tekken 6 protagonist Lars), the brief glimpse of Tekken 3D for the 3DS was decidedly old school in flavor, with Kazuya and Heihachi settling their family feud in Tekken 2-era costumes. No release dates were announced for those projects.
However, Namco did pin down a November launch window for Tekken Hybrid on the PlayStation 3. The full contents of the Hybrid bundle have yet to be announced, but it will start with an HD remake of Tekken Tag Tournament and a completely CG feature film called Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D. Besides the HD visuals, Namco offered no word on what improvements might be made to Tekken Tag Tournament, but it did specify that the original game's Tekken Bowl mode would also be included in Tekken Hybrid.
The original home version of Tekken Tag Tournament was a PlayStation 2 launch title in 2000, and there's an arcade sequel in development for release later this year. Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D will also be available as a stand-alone DVD and tells the story of Ling Xiaoyu as she infiltrates an international school at the behest of the G Corporation in order to gather information about another student, Shin Kamiya.
For more from Nintendo's media briefing, check out GameSpot's complete coverage of the event.
The character customization thing on the Wii U looked really cool. Creating a tattoo and placing it on the character? Nice indeed...and great for doodle fans like me.
@W-immus, You took the words right out of my mouth (tubaballoonz, too) completely! I think Nintendo's finally struck a cord w/ my absolute gaming weakness...TEKKEN. I'm such a freakin' Tekken fangirl and it's truly one of my favorite game series (ironically up there w/ things like Mario Bros. & PacMan). So having see some high quality Tekken titles on Nintendo home console (something I haven't owned/had in over 20 yrs...no lie) sounds like one helluva cool prospect. Tekken DR was the first thing that made me get a PSP and still one the best fighting games on the it. Hell, now that'll give me a reason to get a 3DS now, finally (well along w/ Phoenix Wright vs. Prof. Layton & MGS). And now this has also made a instant purchase of this new Wii console. I'm also pretty hyped to see TT redone & back too! The only thing that would've made Namco's Tekken announcements even greater would've been if they gave release for a console version to TT2. Man, that would've soooo blew my mind. :shock:
There are no words to express my gratitude in their bringing back Tekken bowling. Nothing brought my family together like that game. Not Christmas, not newborn family members, not even Wii Sports bowling. I freaking love you.
Damn, now I have to buy a Wii-u AND a 3DS... I'm glad though that I'm no Virtua Fighter fan, now you can play Tekken on almost every console :)
Money is the only reason why Namco would want to remake Tekken for the PS3 without any type of improvements in detail. There is no comparison, Tekken 6 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 have way better graphics than this Tekken game. I doubt Sony will be invited to the network between the Wii U and 3DS...So it just doesn't make sense. I think that's the whole reason why Controversy Videogame News rated Nintendo with a lower rating at E3 and gave Microsoft such a high rating. Nintendo left people scratching their heads at E3. We don't know the pricing, even though Controversy Videogame News does explain the specifications. By the way, Gamespot claims writing the hyperlink to Controversy Videogame News is "spam" so if you want to see it, just click on my profile here and I write about it there. I hope that is legal.
Tekken Tag Tournament HD? cool, but this should be on Vita instead, seeing as PS3 already has Tekken 6 and Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection Online.
This looks exciting! Finally Tekken on the 3DS! Will get TTT1 on the PS3 too. I'm very happy with all the Tekken news.
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