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More Namco-Bandai Twitter Teasing to Come…

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Soul Calibur, Soulcalibur 5, Tekken, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken X Streetfighter, Xbox360 on December 21, 2010 by thelonegamer

It seems that while the past month or so has been pretty thin when it comes to any updates to upcoming fighters from Namco-Bandai, that may change in the very near future. SD-Tekken just dropped some hints that fans should keep their eyes peeled on Twitter (on new Namco-Bandai community manager FilthieRich and of course, Tekken main man Katsuhiro Harada) for some updates. No word yet exactly on what games, but heck- there are only two games to wait for updates for- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and a possible new Soul Calibur (Tekken X SF is slated to come much later, so I don’t think they want much focus on that right now).

Latest word I’ve gathered from Twitterati is that development on TTT2 is going along well, and that character models are looking a lot improved from before. Well, hopefully we’ll see a lot more info, screens or perhaps even a video or so as a holiday gift from NB. I’ll keep my eyes peeled then.

Fighting Game Gurus Strike a Pose!

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Streetfighter, Streetfighter X Tekken, Super Streetfighter IV, Tekken, Tekken 6, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken X Streetfighter, Xbox360 on November 17, 2010 by thelonegamer

Katsuhiro Harada and Yoshinori Ono mug it up at Namco’s R&D office.

Even though they’re surely busy as hell, jetsetting all over the globe for this or that conference, fan event or PR stunt, Tekken’s Main Man Katsuhiro Harada and Streetfighter Head Honcho Yoshinori Ono always have time to just act goofy. The pic above was posted on Twitter, and shows Ono-san visiting Namco-Bandai’s R&D Department (you can tell with the arcade machines all over the place). Apparently they met to talk about their upcoming cross-over games, though what exactly they discussed is open to speculation and imagination.

From all recent tweets from Ono, Streetfighter X Tekken has recently made final discussions regarding the character roster; he will be headed for Moscow this weekend for a SF event, and will supposedly be announcing something for both the arcade edition of SSFIV and SF X Tekken, along with the debut of an animated trailer.
On the Tekken front, all has been quiet since Harada’s showing of early game footage from Tekken Tag Tournament 2– hopefully more news and developments will be announced soon. We’ll just have to be patient and hunker down… it’s still a bit of a wait.

Tekken Tweets! Straight from the Harada’s Mouth

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Tekken, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken X Streetfighter on September 27, 2010 by thelonegamer

Tonight was a fruitful night of Katsuhiro Harada dropping hints about his upcoming beat ’em up sequels. If anything though, the best thing we can glean is that, YES, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is headed for consoles after the arcade release (as if there was ever any doubt). Now then, the info we’ve gathered are…

The order of release for the ‘Fighting Game Festival’ series of titles will be as follows: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Arcade), Streetfighter X Tekken, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Console), then last but not least, Tekken X Streetfighter.

Four player simultaneous play is being considered (for TTT2).

The Tekken Team is aware that Bonus Games (such as Tekken Bowling) are popular, and as such are considering adding such modes in TTT2.

Character Customization will be available for TTT2, although when asked if it will be the same as that in Tekken 6, Harada said that they are ‘planning new system for console’.

Character Customization will also be available in Tekken X Streetfighter.

As before, the Tekken characters will speak in a variety of languages and not just Japanese.

An alarming number of Tweets are asking for Harada (and Ono) to be Boss Characters in their upcoming games.

The one disappointing thing in all this? If we go by the mentioned time table, there won’t be any proper and canon Tekken sequel, apparently for the next two years or so. On the one hand, this may ensure that when indeed the game known or considered as ‘Tekken 7’ appears, it should have the same leap in graphic quality as T6 did from T5DR, as well as inclusive changes in gameplay and content. The upcoming TTT2 and TXSF are both still within the family of Tekken 6, mostly sharing the same look and feel (as far as we know).

Oh well. No word yet on when we’ll see the next big update for any of the upcoming Tekken games, but thankfully we have a nice bird to tweet us these little bits. More as it comes!

Harada to Announce SOMETHING This Weekend

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, My Stuff, PS3, Tekken, Tekken X Streetfighter, Xbox360 on September 17, 2010 by thelonegamer

According to his Twitter, Namco-Bandai’s main man on the Tekken and Soulcalibur games, Katsuhiro Harada, will be announcing something on Saturday, at the Tougeki Booth at TGS. What could it be? Well, possibly it could be…

…News about Tekken X Streetfighter? This is what’s top of mind of a lot of gamers who are expecting it to be the better one of the two Crossover games with Capcom. Perhaps by now we’ll see more of what the game will look like? A trailer or video, perhaps?

…News about the Next Tekken? This is pretty much what the team’s working on, and should be out well before the Crossover Games. May be a bit early but who knows?

…News about the Next Soul Calibur? Recently Harada-san received a good deal of feedback from SC fans clamoring for a new sequel. Harada has supposedly talked to the Project Soul guys, so maybe we’ll hear an affirmative on a game being given a green?

…some fighting tournament, event or accessory? This is pretty much useless to me. Anyway, I don’t think he’d hype this kind of thing up, so probably not. It would be pretty disappointing for all the gamers not into any kind of tournament scene.

…an iPhone version of Tekken? Kinda cool but would probably piss off everyone who doesn’t own an iDevice. Pretty remote chance of this.

What the announcement probably ISN’T…

…that he’s getting married.

…that he’s resigning from Namco-Bandai and going to work for Team Ninja.

…that he’s an alien.

Tekken X Virtua Fighter… though I wish it were, actually.

Anyway, what can we do but wait till Saturday to get the news straight from the Harada’s mouth. To the weekend, warriors!

Streetfighter X Tekken Trash Talk: Jun Kazama to Return, Release Date Revision?

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Street Fighter IV, Streetfighter, Streetfighter X Tekken, Tekken, Tekken 6, Tekken X Streetfighter, Xbox360 on August 24, 2010 by thelonegamer

Gamespot just posted a cool video interview with Yoshinori Ono and Katsuhiro Harada from Gamescom (Ono’s still in his Chun-li getup). As far as the development of the Crossover Fighters, exact details are scarce but the two devs do talk about how their teams are going about making the upcoming fighters, such as listening to fan feedback and suggestions.

It’s really fun to see these two producers from two high profile games spar and interact onscreen via their body language- you can tell they’re very comfortable with each other and are good friends… perhaps the one reason how this whole thing was made possible in the first place.

Anyway, there were two significant things I got from the interview. One, apparently Ono has fixated on the still-MIA Jun Kazama (apparently simply because Harada ‘wants her out of Tekken’) and has stated that he will include her in his game- a point up for Jun loyalists (I’m an Asuka fan, so whatever). Since these Crossovers are non-canon, anything and anyone goes, I guess. Still, I wouldn’t break out any champagne until I see character models and artworks.

The other significant point is the release date- Ono said that his early prognosis of a release after 2 years earned him a scolding from Capcom boss Keiji Inafune, so he and his team will try to get the game out sooner than that. Good to hear. Really, dudes… I mean, we all waited for Tekken 6 for at least that long, but in that case we had the arcade version to tide us over. Let’s hope these much-awaited titles arrive a LOT sooner rather than later.

Check out the whole video interview here.

First Look: Tekken X Streetfighter!

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Tekken, Tekken 6, Tekken X Streetfighter, Xbox360 on August 19, 2010 by thelonegamer

Devil Gene meets Satsui No Hadou? Freakin’ Awesome.

Kotaku just posted this scoop on Namco-Bandai’s Tekken X Streetfighter from the Gamescom floor. Though at this time only Capcom’s Streetfighter X Tekken is playable at the show (with the same gameplay as seen at the last SDCC), Katsuhiro Harada surprised guests with a VERY early look at his side of this crossover equation.

Ryu’s been Tekkenized!

Harada showed off a couple of screens showing off the character model for Ryu, in the more life-like, 3D Tekken style. However, it’s easy to see that the model’s very early and lacks the detail and quality you’d expect from something out of Tekken 6. Harada went on to explain that the model isn’t finished, and as yet was even using assets from existing fighters (Ryu was apparently wearing Paul Phoenix’s gi). He assured though that the Tekken team would work hard to not disappoint fans.

“Aren’t you a bit short for a Tekken Fighter?” Ryu’s actually wearing Paul Phoenix’s Gi for this image.

On a side note, Harada-san also mentioned in passing that his team was at present also busy with other things (such as, well… the next Tekken) and that his game would not be released until after Ono’s side has released theirs.

What can I say? Things look promising, even if Ryu’s model really looks very early (he kinda looks like Feng Wei). Looking at him though, it kinda comes out that Ryu just looks pretty… plain. Well, he IS supposed to be THE generic karate guy anyway, but maybe the Tekken team can add in their own touch to give him a bit more personality. Or perhaps it’s Ryu’s innate plain-ness that will allow him to look distinct in a game filled with lots of flashy-looking characters. We’ll see.
Anyhow, now I’m very interested to see how the other World Warriors will look going into this game. Pretty exciting, but hell… we’re gonna have a long time waiting for this one. Here’s to more stuff from the actual Tekken game holding the line in the meantime…

Harada VS Ono at Gamescom! UPDATED

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Street Fighter IV, Streetfighter, Streetfighter X Tekken, Super Streetfighter IV, Tekken, Tekken 6, Tekken X Streetfighter, Xbox360 on August 7, 2010 by thelonegamer

Katsuhiro Harada’s and Yoshinori Ono’s twitter accounts revealed recently that both of these fighting game creators will be attending Germany’s gaming expo, Gamescom, this coming August 19.

This early, the two producers have already begun a WWE-style exchange of trash talk, hyping up the confrontation that will see them both facing off in Streetfighter X Tekken. Afterwards, gamers at the event will be invited to try the game out themselves in a tournament, with various game goodies at stake.

UPDATED: Contrary to earlier articles, apparently we will not be seeing Namco’s Tekken X Streetfighter at Gamescon, as later articles are mentioning the game to be featured as SF X Tekken, the Capcom-created crossover which was featured at SDCC. Unless Harada decides to wow us with his stuff, this may be just something we’ve all seen before already. Still, who knows? More as we get it. Read this article for this disappointing bit of news.