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Tekken Tag Tournament 2: PSN Release, New Characters Tomorrow

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97w ago - Namco Bandai Games Community Manager Rich Bantegui announced today that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be getting an official PSN release with some free new characters tomorrow!

Below are the details, to quote: I wanted to give the PlayStation Nation the inside scoop on some cool things we have coming up for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 this week. Starting on Tuesday, November 13th, we will be offering Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as a download on PlayStation Store for $49.99.

For those of you doing the math right now, that's $10 cheaper than a Blu-ray copy of the game. And for those of you who have not purchased the game yet and are looking for another excuse to download or grab a copy, we will be releasing the final timed character roster update this week as well! BOOM! HYPE! WISDOM!

Monday night we'll unleash the final Tekken fighters from their cages and let them loose on the internet for our dedicated fans. The new unlocked characters for feature three returning favorites: Dr. Boskonovitch, Unknown and Violet.

It's been a while since players have been able to get their hands on these characters and play as them themselves, with Dr. B last playable in Tekken 3, Unknown last playable in the original Tekken Tag Tournament and Violet in Tekken 4.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 PS3 EBOOT Patch Update for CFW Arrives

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104w ago - Today PlayStation 3 scene release group NRP have made available a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 EBOOT Patch (JPN) and a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Update v1.01 (JPN) for PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) users with details below.

Forum member testsubject909 has confirmed that it also works with the DUPLEX (EUR) release (Tekken.Tag.Tournament.2.PS3-DUPLEX) by simply replacing the EBOOT file or using the BLES01702 v1.01 3.55 fix below.

Below are the related PS3 NFO file excerpts and download links, as follows:

  • Tekken_Tag_Tournament_2_EBOOT_PATCH_READNFO_JPN_PS3-NRP
  • Tekken_Tag_Tournament_2_UPDATE_v1.01_READNFO_JPN_PS3-NRP

Tekken_Tag_Tournament_2_EBOOT_PATCH_READNFO_JPN_PS3-NRP

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Video: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Powers Up for PlayStation 3

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126w ago - Sony Correspondent Andy Burt has posted up a video today spotlighting Tekken Tag Tournament 2 powering up for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system!

To quote: Though Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has been available in arcades since earlier this year in the States (and back into September in Japan), the revamped PS3 version brings numerous new characters and a new training mode that re-imagines the series' previously established mini-games.

While the main fighting mechanics of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will feel familiar to anyone acquainted with the series' staccato combat style, the console version introduces a few new ways to lock horns with worthy competitors.

You can now fight opponents in several configurations - two against two, two against one, and one against one - and each of these modes is available at any time.

In matches that pit one character against two, the disadvantaged player receives a more generous life bar but obviously cannot switch fighters when the going gets rough. Conversely, the player with two fighters will have to pay close attention; in true Tekken tag form, you'll lose the round if either character is KO'd.





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EVO 2K: Tekken Hybrid, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue Details

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164w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared an EVO 2K update today, with details on both Tekken Hybrid and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue as follows:

I spent the weekend at the [Register or Login to view links], a mecca for fighting-game competitors and home to the biggest Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken 6, Mortal Kombat tournaments in the world.

This year, I'm told, EVO attendance spiked sharply to nearly 8,000 attendees – enough to strain the confines of the biggest ballroom in one of Las Vegas's larger resort hotels.

With EVO's popularity soaring in recent years, it's become common to see legendary figures in fighting game design prowling the demo stations, studying player reactions and answering questions.

At EVO I caught up with Katsuhiro Harada, the outgoing game director for Tekken since its inception on the PSone. I particularly wanted to discuss this November's PS3-exclusive Tekken Hybrid, the upcoming Blu-ray compilation that will include CG film [Register or Login to view links], an enhanced version of the seminal PS2 fighter Tekken Tag Tournament, and an appetizer in the form of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue.

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