Namco Bandai Games has announced Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is set to be released worldwide during the week of September 10, 2012. As an added bonus it was also announced that Michelle Chang, Angel, Ancient Ogre and Kunimitsu will be available immediately at launch with a pre-order of this upcoming fighter.
For European players, access to Michelle & Angel will be available if players pre-order this title through Shopto.net, Zawi will offer Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre. Namco-Bandai Games also announced there will be special edition for the UK version titled the “We Are Tekken” edition. Included with this bundle will be a metal case, soundtrack, additional CD with remixes, 200 page art book and a video featuring behind the scenes footage with Katsuhiro Harada.
There are currently no details on how DLC will be handled in the other regions, also there are not any announcements for collector’s editions. The first Tekken Tag Tournament was a very popular title when it dropped over 10 years ago, Namco-Bandai Games hopes to capture the same magic in this sequel. We will keep you updated on the latest with this upcoming fighter.
Source: Shoryuken, Namco-Bandai Games (Press Release. See Below)
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™2, the next installment in the award-winning fighting game franchise, will release to retailers worldwide the week of September 10, 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will boast the largest roster of fighters in TEKKEN™ history and fighting game fans who pre-order the game at select retailers can look forward to playing with one or more of these additional DLC characters: Michelle Chang, Angel, Kunimitsu or Ancient Ogre immediately at launch.
On day one of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2’s launch, fans that placed their pre-orders with Shopto.net will have access to Michelle Chang and Angel DLC, whereas Zavvi.com will offer Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre.
UK TEKKEN fans will also have access to the “We are TEKKEN” edition of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 exclusively from GAME. This collector’s edition is packed in an exclusive metal case including the following content: the original soundtrack of the game and an additional music CD with remixes, an art book with more than 200 pages, a behind the scene video with Harada San and other special guests giving you their best Tokyo tips.
TEKKEN shattered fighting game genre barriers when it unveiled tag based combat with the release of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT in 1999. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 continues to break boundaries with the introduction of the new Fight Lab mode, where players can customize the moves and appearance of new training character, Combot. Players that clear the innovative Fight Lab will have mastered the complexities of TEKKEN and own their own customized Combot, which can be used in offline and non-ranked online play.
In addition to this, one-on-one fighting and solo fighter vs. tag-team battles have been added to enhance the range of gameplay options for seasoned TEKKEN fans while providing an easier point of access to new players. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 also includes Pair Play, where up to four players can each control a character in the ultimate team battle.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft the week of September 10, 2012 and hits stores across Europe on September 14, 2012.