Namco releases opening cinematic for Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Namco’s Tekken is one of the most popular fighting games ever created. The franchise is getting a new game releasing later this month, named Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and has released a new trailer for the game, which is also the opening cinematic for the game.

The trailer is completely pre-rendered, showing no actual gameplay. But the trailer does show off some of the characters that will be making a comeback, such as Jinpachi Mishima, who was the main villain of Tekken 5. The trailer also shows that the game is going back to its over-the-top crazy roots with characters such as True Ogre and Angel fighting each other in a wrestling ring in front of spectators.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the latest entry in the Tekken series, which has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. The new roster boasts of more than 50 playable characters and in one match, a maximum of four characters can be used at the same time. A new Tag Challenge mode made possible by Tag Assault allows two characters to attack, or two characters to throw at the same time. This is in addition to the normal two vs two tag fight or the Tekken basic one vs one fight. The game caters to all kinds of other playing modes such as one vs two fights.

Some classic characters from the Tekken series are making a comeback in the new game in the form of two pre-order bonuses. Michelle Chang, trained by Julia, is an expert at fighting in the Kenpo style. Kunimitsu, an ex-member of a ninja clan, is an expert at the fighting style ninjitsu. Ancient Ogre is a mysterious entity from an ancient time. Not much is known about him except that he may be an “ancient universal fighting weapon." Ogre roams the world, looking for a true adversary to match his strength in fighting.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 gets an opening cinematic


The Tekken series has been one of the most well known fighting games. It is especially famous in the tournament scene in Japan. Almost every character is based on a realistic fighting style and plays to the strengths and weaknesses of their style. For example, the character King is a professional wrestler, so most of his moves revolve around grappling. Another example is the main protagonist of the series’ long and convoluted story, Jin Kazama. Jin fights in the traditional karate fighting style, without any flashy combos.

The series is extremely different from rival offerings such as Capcom’s Street Fighter series, by virtue of being set in 3-dimensional stages, where players have more options for movement than just right, left and up. Players can side-step to dodge attacks or set up long combos. Also, one of the main differences between the Street Fighter series and the Tekken series is the combo system in which the former relies on movement for your attacks, while the latter relies on long strings of punches and kicks.

Published Date: Aug 14, 2012 04:29 pm | Updated Date: Aug 14, 2012 04:29 pm