Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
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|Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition|
|Developer(s)||Namco Bandai Games|
|Publisher(s)||Namco Bandai Games|
|Release date|| November 18, 2012|
December 8, 2012
November 30, 2012
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition is, as the name would suggest, a version of the game Tekken Tag Tournament 2 developed exclusively for Wii U. This marks the first game in the series to be developed for a Nintendo Console. The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game were released a few months prior: September 11 in North America, September 13 in Japan and Australia, and September 14 in Europe. To differ from the other two versions, the Wii U Edition features several Nintendo-based items and costumes.
The content exclusive to the Wii U Edition includes both items and costumes.
Nintendo-themed items include:
- The Mushroom. It increases the character's size.
- The Star. It grants invincibility for a limited amount of time.
- The Mega Mushroom. It increases the character's size to its maximum and was first shown in the "third-party-support compilation" during Nintendo's E3 2012 conference.
- The Poison Mushroom, which decreases the character's size.
- The Golden Mushroom. Introduced in Mario Kart 64, the Golden Mushroom would give the character the ability to use as many speed boosts as possible within a limited amount of time. In Tekken, it makes the character who picks it up faster for a short period of time.
Costumes allow the different characters to dress themselves as the following Nintendo characters:
- Princess Zelda
- Princess Peach
- Fox McCloud
- Samus Aran (Zero Suit)
- Captain Falcon
The different characters can use equipment included in their costumes in combat as well. For example, a character dressed as Link can use the Master Sword to inflict damage. The Ganondorf costume featured in this game is based on his appearance in Twilight Princess, complete with his cape and the glowing scar on his chest.
- This is not the first time Namco has been trusted with Nintendo properties. Link was an exclusive character for the GameCube version of Soulcalibur II, and Namco is also working on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game.
- As a possible nod to Ocarina of Time, the Sheik costume is worn by both male and female characters, referencing Sheik's ambiguous gender.
The Master Sword is used.
- ↑ Nintendo.com - TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Release Date: Nov 18, 2012
- ↑ "Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition is slated for release on December 8 as a Wii U launch title in Japan." — Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition Has Zelda, Mario, And Bowser Costumes, Siliconera , Published: September 23, 2012, Retrieved: October 28, 2012
- ↑ "Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition will be available on 30th November in the UK, developer Namco has confirmed. That's Wii U release day." — Tom Phillips, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 added to day-one Wii U line-up, Eurogamer.net , Published: September 17, 2012, Retrieved: September 22, 2012
- ↑ "We had originally planned to create a team from scratch to create it, but the scope of the project, as well as our desire to deliver the game to fans in a timely manner, meant that we needed to take a different approach. We partnered with Namco Bandai Games and Namco Bandai Studios on this project, and we'll be leveraging their experiences and expertise to bring the game to life." —Nate Bihldorff (Nintendo Direct 6.21.2012)