Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Review)

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I’ve long been a fan of the Tekken series. I remember, many years ago, when I first laid my eyes on a demo of Tekken 2. I didn’t know it at the time, but that was one of the last times I’d ever be able to use one of the most influential characters in the franchises’s history, Jun Kazama. Continue reading

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Tekken Tag 2 Official Site Goof Ups

The English Tekken Tag Tournament 2 website has been updated with character bios, and there are some pretty amusing goof ups. The concept of a Lars being from a country named “Karate” or Heihachi’s fighting style actually being called “Heihachi Mishima” are somewhat amusing. Continue reading

Tekken Tag 2: Four More Characters

Namco revealed four more additional characters that will appear in the console version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Prototype Jack returns from the original Tekken, Alex returns from Tekken 2, while Forest Law and Tiger Jackson return from Tekken 3. Continue reading

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 Preorder Bonuses

Thinking about picking up Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in September? Well, here’s a bit of good news. A few online and physical retailers have revealed what DLC characters you can get early for preordering Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Check them out below. Also do note that the DLC characters for this game are not exclusives and will be available for free approximately 2-3 months after the game is released.

Europe

Shop.to: Angel, Michelle.
Zavvi: Kunimitsu, Ogre.

North America

Amazon (USA): Angel, Michelle.
Amazon.ca (Canada): Nothing announced yet.
Best Buy: Angel, Michelle.
Gamestop: Angel, Kunimitsu, Michelle, Ogre.

I will add more retailers to the above list as they are announced. Last updated May 25, 2012.

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