It seems to be getting lost in the 2009 hype that includes names like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Modern Warfare 2 , but you can bet that fighting fans have it atop their priority list.
It's Tekken 6 , and Namco Bandai has released the fact sheet, which includes all sorts of interesting little factoids. Firstly, it talks about the game's fantastic HD graphics (which we don't doubt), then we get information on the game's massive roster. No less than 40 fighters will be featured, and that includes 34 favorites (Jin, Heihachi, Kazuya, Paul, etc.) and 6 all new faces to spice things up. Perhaps most interesting is the mention of a new Game Mode called "Scenario Campaign Mode," which lets one or two players jump into online co-op campaigns. Then you've got all the new customization options, destructible environments, and online competitive battles, so all of this should translate to the best Tekken installment yet! Of course, the primary requirement is gameplay, but we get the feeling that Namco has enough experience with this series to make this new entry rock solid. And despite all the other fighting franchises that have made an impact over the years, the true-blue Tekken fans rarely stray. There's a definite enduring audience.
It will arrive this fall for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and let's not forget it will also go portable on the PSP. As if that handheld even needs another "AAA" title at this point.
Related Game(s): Tekken 6