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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.


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.
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.

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