Tekken Tag Tournament 2Edit

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Platforms Arcade, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Release Date Summer 2011 (Japanese Arcades)
Arcade System Namco System 357

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the next currently planned installment of the Tekken fighting game series. The game is the second game in the series to have a focus on Tag team battles rather than one-on-one battles.

The game was officially announced on September 18, 2010 at the Tougeki event by the creator Katsuhiro Harada. He had previously mentioned the game during a speech at the conference The Legend of Tekken in Madrid in May 2010, but having only said they were 'working on the next Tekken', magazine writers and fans alike had erroneously believed he was talking about Tekken 7. Harada later cleared up the confusion on his Twitter page See here.


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After the game was announced it was spotted that the arcade version's gameplay engine and style are closely based on Tekken 6 (but the console version will use an upgraded engine as confirmed in an official Tekken interview) and expands on the Tag mechanics featured in the first Tekken Tag, allowing for extended tag combos and combined moves.

It will be released in the Japanese arcades during Summer 2011, while the release dates for other regions, as well as console versions, have yet to be announced. At the World Cyber Games 2010 Harada hinted that the upcoming console version might feature additional console-exclusive returning characters and bonus gameplay modes. Also on Twitter, Harada suggested that the release of the console version of game would take place between the releases of Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter.

On Harada's Twitter page, many fans were asking Harada to bring back Jun Kazama. Harada then stated on his Twitter and Facebook page that if he gets at least 4000 followers who tweet "Bring Back Jun" Harada and his team will consider bringing her back in this and possibly future Tekken games.

On the 6th of November 2010, a testplay video was released to show fans the Tag system. There are walls on the Practice mode but can be disabled. From Harada's own words "You can now have 3 characters on screen so you can hold them up and have another character attack them and if the timings right you can escape". Harada said he has a lot of ideas for this game like escaping from attacks, holds, and breaking through walls like in Tekken 6. On the 14th Episode of Tekken Player Aris's Podcast, Avoiding the Puddle, Harada appeared and confirmed that all 41 playable characters from Tekken 6 (including Panda not as a palette swap) will be returning along with Jinpachi Mishima. An apparent new fighter named JayCee will debut in this game. Julia Chang will possibly depart from the game, if possible, the roster would be reduced to 41.

At AOU 2011 it was confirmed Jun Kazama and True Ogre would also be returning as playable characters. Devil will also appear in the game but as a part of Kazuya, not as a separate character. So overall, 44 characters have been confirmed as of recently. More characters are still to be added to the roster making the largest character roster in Tekken history and even fighting game history only to be surpassed by Marvel vs Capcom 2's 58 character roster.


The possibly non-canon story focuses on Heihachi Mishima, former long-time CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu, who, in the quest of understanding the process of aging, worked in secret to create a drug able to rejuvenate the human body and thus increase longevity. After many years of research, the wonder drug was finally complete. Without hesitation, Heihachi ingested the drug, and the effects were immediate: his body grew stronger, the signs of aging faded, and the hair on the top of his head grew back and turned black; he was young again!

Intent on showing his power to the world, he soon heard of a new Tekken Tournament to be held. "A tag team tournament?" he thought to himself. "I will need a partner then... Hmf! I'll use that." Thus the curtain was raised for a new tournament and a mystery tag team entering.


Main article: Tekken Tag TournamentAThe first Tekken Tag logo.This game is a sequel to Tekken Tag Tournament which was released in the Arcades during 1999 and on the PlayStation 2 in 2000.

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