New Tekken Tag 2 Trailer

A new trailer has been revealed for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. There’s a slight problem though… it’s in Japanese. Despite this fact, those of us who aren’t Japanese can still pick out some interesting facts from the following trailer.

So what does the new trailer highlight?

  • Customization: Though we already knew that it was in long ago, the trailer showcases a little bit of the customization menu in the game.
  • Fight Lab: The cool character building/training mode starring Combot is shown off a bit in the trailer.
  • Forest Law?: Marshall’s son is a possible console exclusive character due to Marshall’s name appearing as Marshall Law during fights rather than just Law.
  • Game Modes: Arcade Battle, Ghost Battle, Survival, Team Battle, and Time Attack are all in the game in addition to the obvious Practice and Versus game modes.
  • Online Features: Leaderboards, Player Match, Ranked Match, Tekken Channel and World Arena make up the online mode of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

A new English trailer will probably appear soon as well (hopefully showing off the other unrevealed console exclusive characters), so keep your eyes peeled!


Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Select Screen

At AOU 2011, there were several Tekken Tag Tournament 2 machines on location for play purposes. Several people snagged videos of gameplay in action, but that’s not what I was interested in.

What I wanted to see was this:

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That is the character select screen in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and all characters minus Jun Kazama and True Ogre are present.

I’ve taken it upon myself to put together the character select screen in a more visually friendly manner. Click the image below to check out how the characters are arranged on the screen.

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Note: Jun Kazama and True Ogre are not on the select screen. In their place are two blank boxes. Which box belongs to which character is yet to be determined, but it’s fairly obvious that they belong to Jun and Ogre. I just plopped them on whatever side I felt made sense. I placed True Ogre on the right vacant block because it is just above Jinpachi. Since Namco is grouping a few characters together on the screen (Christie and Eddy, Armor King and King, etc.) I felt that it only made sense.

So, unless Namco has some surprises in store for us, it’s very safe to say that this is the final roster excluding any surprise final boss. Sorry Kunimitsu fans. 😦

Here is how the characters are arranged…

Top Left: Kuma, Baek, Lei, Nina, Marduk, Paul, Raven, Feng, Kazuya, Lars, Jun

Bottom Left: Panda, Mokujin, Jack, Bryan, Eddy, Christie, Xiaoyu, Devil Jin, Leo, JayCee, Heihachi

Top Right: True Ogre, Alisa, Jin, Dragunov, Armor King, King, Bob, Anna, Law, Ganryu, Roger

Bottom Right: Jinpachi, Miguel, Zafina, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Lee, Steve, Bruce, Yoshimitsu, Wang

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Jun & True Ogre Images

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is shaping to be a very interesting game. Jun Kazama, mother of Jin, is returning as well as Tekken 3’s intimidating final boss True Ogre.

Katsuhiro Harada, producer of the Tekken series, had a little fun over the weekend by showing off a few pictures of Jun and one of True Ogre. He also posted a video of Devil Kazuya (!!!) on his Twitter. It appears that Kazuya’s Devil form may be nothing more than an item move, but it’s still awesome to see Devil Kazuya back in some form or another.

Here’s the video of Devil Kazuya.

Here’s True Ogre’s test model.

And here is the reason everyone probably ended up at this article: Jun Kazama!

My thoughts? Devil Kazuya is a little ho-hum, as I would rather see a complete model of the character and not just wings being tacked onto Kazuya. True Ogre is looking pretty cool, and he definitely gives off a “this is what nightmares are made of” sort of vibe.

Jun is looking very cool so far, and I’m digging the whole older and mature look. Finally, Tekken gets a female fighter who is older than thirty! Can’t wait to see what moveset Jun has since Asuka stole all of her old moves when she came along in Tekken 5.

There is also JayCee, who is heavily speculated to be Julia Chang. The belief that it’s Julia is a pretty solid case, since JayCee wears Julia’s necklace and has several of her moves.

Devil Kazuya, JayCee, Jun, and True Ogre look set to make Tekken Tag Tournament 2 a very enjoyable fighter. Heck, even Jun would’ve been enough on her own to please the fans. All the game needs now is Kunimitsu. Given how the Tekken Tag games include all canon characters, I think that it’s pretty safe to assume that she’ll show her face (er, mask) at some point. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

For anyone who missed the recent trailer that revealed Jun and True Ogre, here it is again.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Jun Returns!

Namco released a new Tekken Tag 2 trailer today at the 2011 AOU Amusement Expo. The trailer shows off lots of gameplay, as well as the return of character customization.

The identity of the mysterious Jaycee girl, who many believe is Julia Chang, wasn’t touched upon much, though Jun Kazama and True Ogre are present in the trailer. This is the first time that the two characters will appear in a Tekken game since the first Tekken Tag Tournament game several years ago.