Tekken: DR attacks US PS3s later this month

Downloadable version of Namco Bandai's fighting game to include optimizations for 1080p, playable final boss.

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Late last year, Namco Bandai Games released Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection as a downloadable PlayStation 3 game in Japan and Hong Kong. The download weighed in at 800MB, cost roughly $16 to download, and made Namco Bandai's long-running franchise the first 3D fighting game on the system, beating out the latest installment from long-time rival Sega's Virtua Fighter series.

It appears that Namco Bandai has a chance to beat Sega to the punch (and kick, and elbow strike) in North America as well. Virtua Fighter 5 for the PS3 is currently set for a February 20 release, but Namco Bandai today announced that it is prepping a domestic release of Dark Resurrection for "later this month."

Based on the arcade and PlayStation Portable editions that preceded it, Dark Resurrection will include a few new features of its own. Namco Bandai has said the game has been "optimized for the HD era" with 1080p visuals and the chance to take control of Jinpachi Mishima, the game's previously unplayable final boss.

For more on the Tekken series' PS3 debut, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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