Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Release Date Set for the Week of September 10th; Namco Bandai Reveals European Collector’s Edition

By on May 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

Namco Bandai Games recently announced that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be released worldwide on the week of September 10, 2012. It was also revealed that Michelle Chang, Angel, Ancient Ogre, and Kunimitsu will be available immediately at launch if you pre-order the game.

In Europe, you’ll be given access to Michelle and Angel if you pre-order from Shopto.net, wheras Zavvi will offer Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre. Namco also announced the “We Are Tekken” edition of Tekken Tag 2 for the UK. This collector’s edition will be exclusive to GAME and comes with a metal case, the soundtrack, an additional CD with remixes, a 200 page art book, and a behind the scenes video with Katsuhiro Harada.

Unfortunately, Namco has not released details on how the DLC will be handled in other regions yet, nor have they announced plans for a collector’s edition.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™2, the next installment in the award-winning fighting game franchise, will release to retailers worldwide the week of September 10, 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will boast the largest roster of fighters in TEKKEN™ history and fighting game fans who pre-order the game at select retailers can look forward to playing with one or more of these additional DLC characters: Michelle Chang, Angel, Kunimitsu or Ancient Ogre immediately at launch.

On day one of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2’s launch, fans that placed their pre-orders with Shopto.net will have access to Michelle Chang and Angel DLC, whereas Zavvi.com will offer Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre.

UK TEKKEN fans will also have access to the “We are TEKKEN” edition of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 exclusively from GAME. This collector’s edition is packed in an exclusive metal case including the following content: the original soundtrack of the game and an additional music CD with remixes, an art book with more than 200 pages, a behind the scene video with Harada San and other special guests giving you their best Tokyo tips.

TEKKEN shattered fighting game genre barriers when it unveiled tag based combat with the release of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT in 1999. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 continues to break boundaries with the introduction of the new Fight Lab mode, where players can customize the moves and appearance of new training character, Combot. Players that clear the innovative Fight Lab will have mastered the complexities of TEKKEN and own their own customized Combot, which can be used in offline and non-ranked online play.

In addition to this, one-on-one fighting and solo fighter vs. tag-team battles have been added to enhance the range of gameplay options for seasoned TEKKEN fans while providing an easier point of access to new players. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 also includes Pair Play, where up to four players can each control a character in the ultimate team battle.

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft the week of September 10, 2012 and hits stores across Europe on September 14, 2012.

Source: Press Release

Isaac, also known as Delriach in the gaming community, is a member of the Chicago fighting game scene and regularly attends weekly gatherings at the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield Illinois. Although he is a fan of all fighting games, he primarily focuses on Mortal Kombat and has competed in numerous tournaments since its release. When he's not playing fighting games he's usually writing about them and has been doing so for the past three years for publications such as TheSixthAxis. Isaac tends to travel with a mini Chun-Li toy and frequently takes pictures of her on epic adventures.