According to a story run today by highway.net.au, the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 arcade machines are going to be doing some unique things that will allow them to be operated full-featured all over the world this December.
“For many years, Japan has operated on network and live content updates to machines in the arcade centres and its the first time that Namco is introducing content management to the world market. The key points for operators are;
*you must have internet connection for this game to work (the game cannot work offline)
*you must have the game board charged via prepaid cards, ie, you buy charge cards which add “points” to your game board. Each time a player using the machine, 5 points are deducted. If your game board has zero points, the game stops working
*weekly/monthly live updates are given to the game board introducing new characters, venues, combo moves and more. These updates occur automatically without the need for the game owner to manually update their machines.”
[via from ATP]