Namco Bandai fixes Tekken 6 with free patch

by: Nathan -
The console versions of Tekken 6 will be getting a free update on November 26. Namco Bandai Games America announced the patch and the fixes to online gameplay experience as follows:
  • Improve input response - Improve game's responsiveness to button/command inputs.
  • Selectable search priorities for ranked matches - Players will be able to set search priorities for opponents in ranked matches based on comparable rank or connection speed quality as well as area.
  • Optimize data transmission between fighters and spectators – The fight data will be optimized in order to reduce the bandwidth load on the host’s console.
  • Signal strength bars – The update will improve the signal strength bar to reflect connection quality more accurately.
  • Chance to cancel match - The update will allow players to cancel the match before it begins after displaying the opponents signal strength.
These improvements will be welcomed be the Tekken fans though there may be some disappointment that this update won't include the promised online co-op Scenario Campaign mode, which won't be available until later this winter.
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES RELEASES DETAILS FOR TEKKEN® 6 UPDATE

Santa Clara, Calif., (Nov. 24, 2009) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced details regarding the free TEKKEN® 6 downloadable update for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. To further enhance player’s online gameplay experience, the new update will be available on Nov. 26, 2009 and include:

· Improve input response - Improve game's responsiveness to button/command inputs.

· Selectable search priorities for ranked matches - Players will be able to set search priorities for opponents in ranked matches based on comparable rank or connection speed quality as well as area.

· Optimize data transmission between fighters and spectators – The fight data will be optimized in order to reduce the bandwidth load on the host’s console.

· Signal strength bars – The update will improve the signal strength bar to reflect connection quality more accurately.

· Chance to cancel match - The update will allow players to cancel the match before it begins after displaying the opponents signal strength.

This update is separate from the online co-op Scenario Campaign mode download which is scheduled for this winter.

Released on Oct. 27, 2009, TEKKEN 6 is the latest installment to the blockbuster fighting franchise and is jam-packed with robust features as well as edge-of-your-seat action. New online and offline gameplay modes, stunning visuals, a rich customization feature, and the largest character roster in the series’ history, round out this stylish fighter.

TEKKEN 6 is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is now available nationwide for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 with an MSRP of $59.99. A premium wireless fight stick bundle is also available for $149.99, while supplies last. For more information on TEKKEN 6, please visit: www.namcobandaigames.com
or www.tekken.com

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, Naruto™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto http://www.namcobandaigames.com/
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