Last week, during an event at San Diego Comic-Con International, I had the opportunity to sit down with a recent console build of Namco Bandai’s upcoming fighter, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. I have to admit I wasn’t expecting to be stunned by the visuals, and I hadn’t expected any significant improvements in terms of actual gameplay. Much to my surprise, however, the game offers quite a few enhancements over its predecessor, Tekken 6.
Visually, the character models are far more detailed, and feature smoother textures. The animations are incredibly fluid and the camera movement seems a tad more dynamic as a result. Much like the first Tekken Tag Tournament, rounds end as soon as one of your two life bars is fully drained, so switching remains a necessity. All the move-sets have been updated, so that means characters who haven’t appeared since earlier entries in the series have received a bit of a facelift.
One final note, while the game’s producer Katsuhiro Harada, has stated that he doesn’t intend to include any characters as DLC, there will be a number of swimsuits available for download for each character, and not just the girls either. I can’t wait get my hands on a copy of the game when it launches later this year.