Sony has just lost its monopoly on the Tekken series, as Namco Bandai announced that Tekken 6
will share the brawler love on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And while it's still at least a year out -- Fall 2009 -- that could place it in a very dangerous line of fire with Street Fighter IV
(which still has no announced console date, but I'm just sayin'). No, I'm not trying to stir up hate: Tekken has a solid 14-year legacy of its own that it's building on, and the character roster of Kazuya Mishima, King, Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, Michelle Chang, Marshall Law, Yoshimitsu, and Jack (along with plenty of unlockable characters) has been raking in solid critical scores from reviewers for years now. The only difference is that Xbox-only owners can now discover why its sold 32 million units over a decade and a half.
These half dozen screens are fresh out of Tokyo Game Show 2008.
The ultimate KING OF Iron Fist Tournament Is About to Commence As Namco Bandai Games Announces Tekken® 6
Blockbuster Fighting Series Makes its Way onto Multiple Platforms
For First Time in Franchise History
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (October 9, 2008) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that it’s highly anticipated fighting title, TEKKEN® 6, is scheduled to be released worldwide in Fall 2009 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, TEKKEN 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone jarring punches and gut wrenching grapples.
“The Tekken franchise has been renowned for setting the bar for excellence in the fighting genre and this latest iteration is no exception,” said Andrew Lelchuk, executive vice president of sales and marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. “Building upon its legacy of delivering lightning-paced brawls and astonishing visuals, TEKKEN 6 will further propel the series to greater heights with new and enhanced gameplay, and its largest character roster ever.”
Spanning over a 14 year legacy, Tekken is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world with the entire franchise selling more than 32 million units to date. Displayed in astonishing HD detail, a new era begins in the sixth King of the Iron Fist Tournament complete with intense gameplay modes as well as new features and environments.
A must-have for Tekken aficionados, TEKKEN 6 sees the return of many familiar faces as well as new characters to create the largest line-up the series has ever seen. With a growing roster of fighters, each equipped with their own deadly techniques, moves and attack combinations, TEKKEN 6 will be the best “King of Iron Fist Tournament” yet. Adding to the already rich gaming experience, a deeper character customization feature will only further enhance the incredible fighting intensity as players go mano-y-mano. Players can also take the battle online for classic match-ups and to compete for world domination.
For more information on TEKKEN 6, please visit: http://Tekken.Namco.com or www.namcobandaigames.com.