I feel like such a novice for not knowing that a sequel to Tekken Tag Tournament was being made. I guess with all of the hype over Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat, and the Street Fighter X Tekken/Tekken X Street Fighter games, things are bound to slip through. I loved Tekken Tag Tournament on PS2, so I’m really looking forward to this.
If you never owned a PlayStation 2, then you never got to play the original, and that is almost criminal. While, in my opinion, it wasn’t the best in the series, it was a huge jump from Tekken 3 on the old PlayStation. There was the tag option, hence the name, and it was the stepping stone to the Tekken we have now.
In this trailer, which clocks in at 1:17, we see Heihachi Mishima, who’s looking loads younger and is my personal favorite, duking it out with Feng Wei. Once Heihachi finishes up with him, Miguel Caballero Rojo jumps in, but Heihachi has a trick up his sleeve: Kazyua. The duo tag-team MCR (not My Chemical Romance, although, I’d pay to see them get their asses handed to them) and then we are shown some clips where other characters buddy up like Baek Doo San and Hwoarang. A new female character, who is only named ? at this point, is shown and is dressed like a sexy, masked luchador.
At the very end, before the logo is shown, we see ? and King double team, and since both use wrestling moves, it will be really interesting to see how the two of them work together. Once the logo flashes on the screen again, we see Heihachi in all of his glory taunt us and walk past Kazuya where the two bump shoulders. I loved how that was thrown in because it perfectly portrayed the relationship between the two.
While no official release dates have been confirmed, it has been said that the game will come out in Summer 2011 for Japanese arcades. Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) has said that the game engine will be different from the one used in Tekken 6, that the console version might feature exclusive returning characters and bonus gameplay modes, and that it might be released in between Street Fighter X Tekken/Tekken X Street Fighter.