One year ago…
…today, the official Tekken 6 site was launched.
It was a slick-looking site, with slightly-animated figures of Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima glaring at each other, their clothing fluttering in some heavy breeze. The weird creaking noise and sound effects made the whole thing feel more like Mortal Kombat than Tekken though. The site was pretty bare, with only a small gallery of screenshots and a non-operational ‘Sign Up for Updates’ button. This was to be the place where Tekken-heads would look for months and months, to no avail, until the whole thing was eventually replaced by the current official game site. Man, has it really been a year since then? HOW the heck did we wait so patiently all this time without going MAD?
Now, we’re barely two weeks from the release of our much-awaited fighting game. But if history truly repeats itself, we may remember that last year, another Namco-Bandai fighter was released prematurely. Soulcalibur IV broke release date by a week, with several lucky bastards spilling gameplay and cinemas on Youtube for a while before their stuff was unceremoniously nuked by copyright claims. Unless NB learns their lesson and keeps a tight lid on copies, that may happen again, perhaps next week. Also, bootleg copies of the Xbox360 game may emerge as well. So much can happen.
In any case, I have already preordered my PS3 copy, and I hope it comes sooner rather than later. Things should move fairly fast in the very near future, so let’s all just keep our heads as the final previews and reviews are released, and we get our grimy hands on this game. I plan to do quite a bit of stuff on this once it’s on the way, once I get the game, and well after. After all this investment, it’s gonna pay off, and then some. More as I get it peeps. Later then!