Tekken Updates: Tekken 3D Prime Edition Webpage Up, TTT2 Boss Reveal Coming?

Posted in 3ds, arcade, fan-service, fighting games on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters

The Tekken gang’s coming to the 3DS, in case you didn’t know.

Tekken Official has just added a new page for the latest upcoming Tekken, Tekken 3D Prime Edition. There’s nothing much there yet save a nifty montage of character art from Tekken 6 and still a big ad for the Tekken Blood Vengeance movie pack-in. Famitsu just posted an article for the game with some character bios for the fighters appearing in their featured screenshots. The thing about Tekken 3D- depending on the individual screen shot, it can either look quite impressive and slick, or very pixelly and iffy. Still, Tekken has always been about beauty in motion, not in stills…

On another topic, there’s a little bit of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 talk on arcade site ariesu, which has this intriguing translated text which seems to refer to TTT2′s end boss.

Famitsu arcade game channel is “Tekken Tag Tournament 2″ is the follow-up. Introducing the boss appearing in single play.
1 boss Mishima parents. Ogre is to appear next. Additionally the emergence of the next semi-Kazama. The aura of mystery and black from the feet of her slump to defeat Kazama …?

UPDATED: Though initially I thought that ’1 boss Mishima parents’ was the Final Boss, this may instead refer to a Mishima Parent-and-Child Tag Team… which may be one of three possibilities- Jinpachi and Heihachi, Heihachi and Kazuya or Kazuya and Jin. Afterwards, Ogre is faced, then Jun Kazama– which is odd to me; will you face them separately, not as a team? Finally, after Jun is defeated, some sort of black mist or energy appears at her feet(?) while she’s sprawled on the ground… perhaps heralding the appearance of the actual Final Boss. I GOT IT! THOSE FREAKIN’ WEIRD SHOES OF HERS ARE THE BOSS…!

From Harada’s Twitter we can confirm that Jun herself is NOT the End Boss (known this for some time actually), and that the boss will ‘look like human’ (Harada’s exact words). No beam attacks though, so it won’t be something like Devil Kaz or Devil Jin. Who or what will it be? As of now, I have no freakin’ idea, but this is really intriguing. It shouldn’t be too long before we find out though, given the impending release of the game in Japanese arcades next month. More as we get it then!

Tekken Tag 2 E3 Interview from LevelUpYourGame

Posted in 3ds, arcade, fan-service, fantasy, fighting games on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters

More hardcore info from the Tekken Team!

Here’s another video interview with Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray from the recently-concluded E3 2011, this time from LevelUpYourGame. At over twenty minutes, it’s one of the longer interview vids you’ll see (only the Capcom-Unity hour-long interview with Ono is longer), taking up everything from Tekken 3DS, Tekken WiiU, Tekken Hybrid/Blood Vengeance and, of course, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. However of course about half of it is Harada-san speaking Japanese which Murray has to translate, which kinda pads out the time. Also, the ambient sounds of the venue make hearing the words quite the challenge. Luckily, LUYG has also posted the full transcript of the interview over here. So either watch or read, it’s your choice. Thanks to LevelUp for this extensive session. With this probably being the last of the E3 material, next up is Comicon in July. More as we get it then!

Streetfighter EX Fighters Returning?

Posted in 3ds on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters

Asuka? Nope, the lovely lass’s name is Hokuto.

Blair Dane. Doctrine Dark. Kairi. Hokuto. Garuda. Skullomania.
Younger fighting game fans may not recognize these names, but guys like me who’ve been around a bit longer know that these are characters from the Streetfighter EXseries by Arika– which was Capcom’s first foray in the mid-90s into a 3D Streetfighter. I have fond memories of the EX series, but sadly when all was said and done, the games never really took off after the release of Streetfighter EX3 for PS2, and since then, Arika and Capcom have never crossed paths again in the fighting genre. An Arika-made fighter, Fighting Layer, never made it out of limited release in arcades.
Though fans often ask Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono to include the EX characters in the new Streetfighter titles, all he can say is that Arika owns the rights to these characters, and thus they remain in limbo. Well, that is, until now.

A 3DS fighter with the EX characters? Where do I sign up?

Arika (which has been doing stuff apart from fighting games in the meantime) has just posted a special page with ‘test’ screenshots of what appears to be a 3D fighting game starring the familiar EX fighters. The images are in a format which can be viewed in an mpo format which can be viewed in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS. Is this an as-yet unannounced fighting game for the 3DS from Arika with their EX characters?

Apparently not… at least, not yet. According to a report from Adriasang, Arika has stated that the test screenshots are actually made for a cellphone game, but also that IF they were to make a game for the 3DS, the graphics and models would look a lot better (I would hope so- nostalgia aside, the screens are pretty primitive). Aside from that though, no solid word on if this bodes for an Arika-made brawler for 3DS. But I guess we can always hope

The years have been good to both Kairi and Blair.

Anyway, for now you can check out the Arika 3D test screenshot gallery here. If you’re a fight fan, I’d say cross your fingers that this turns out to be something cool. It’s been a while since I’ve tussled with the EX fighters. Too long. More as we get it then!