The hardcore fighting fans have already enjoyed a big gift in 2009 with the likes of Street Fighter IV , but you know that group…they're just insatiable. They always want more.

And so they shall have it on October 27, which is the new official launch date for Namco Bandai's Tekken 6 . Yes, as GameSpot reports, the long-awaited fighter will hit North America for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 10/27/09, with "editions for Europe, Japan, and the rest of Asia to follow in close proximity." Additional details include a special Wireless Fight Stick Bundle, which will cost you a pretty penny at $149.99 but will also feature an art book and a special Hori wireless fight stick. You can pre-order this now but if you'd rather try another pre-order incentive, go for the one that includes a 09/10 calendar and the downloadable Penny Arcade Samurai Pack (only available at GameStop). This unlocks the Cardboard Tube Samurai costume for fan-favorite Yoshimitsu, and opens up the limited edition Samurai Battle Banners that can be utilized by any of the game's 40 fighters. Oh, and let's not forget that Tekken 6 goes portable on the PSP this fall as well, although we don't have a date just yet. If this isn't enough info for you, go play SFIV some more and bide your time appropriately.

Now the only problem will be picking the Best Fighter for 2009 when the Game of the Year Awards roll around…you know, unless Tekken 6 falls flat, which we highly doubt it will.

Related Game(s): Tekken 6

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sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

Nice picture =/ I think she knew she was going to be fighting. I wonder if psp will link up at all.

kokoro
kokoro
11 years ago

I've been waiting for this game for years now- although I have been playing it at my local aracde in sydney.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Umm, cool, but so much for playing online, anyone with the stick will be killing me.

kratos17
kratos17
11 years ago

i wonder which one will be fighting game of the year:

street fighter 4
king of fighters 12
blazblue: calamity trigger
tekken 6

my bet is street fighter 4 but i could wrong

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm skeptical about these hand drawn KOF characters. I'm sure they look nice but probably don't push the hardware any more than a PS1 would have with hand drawn sprites.

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

im going to go out on a limb and say blazblue

Natalisrubbish
Natalisrubbish
11 years ago

I was very happy with 5 dark resurrection online. In my honest opinion though, nothing will ever, in the Tekken franchise, beat Tekken 3 or tekken tag. To be honest, I think 6 looks far too over complicated for a Tekken game… the fact that Microsoft is also getting it kind of concerns me as well. I think 6 is going to stray too far from the roots. Heres to hoping I am wrong!

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

should be the same on both consoles, its a great looking game but it doesnt look like its pushing any boundaries.

Natalisrubbish
Natalisrubbish
11 years ago

@aaron,
Yeah I know it looks identical but thats just my point, I know it would be loads better as a ps3 exclusive. Oh well, what can ya do?

DarthNemesis
DarthNemesis
11 years ago

Of course it's not pushing the PS3.They had to downgrade when they decided to go cross platform.They were hyping Tekken 6 as the most advanced fighter and we know that they can not achieve that with it being on the 360.Thank you Brand x for ruining another possible great game.

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
11 years ago

They did a hori arcade fight bundle for Tekken 5 on ps2, well worth the $99 back then, since those sticks weren't exactly cheap to order online. Hopefully this stick is awesome, cuz i will be buying the bundle

thepill
thepill
11 years ago

So true about the Tekken 5 bundle. I was shocked to find those at Game Stop for $20, so when I did I bought the 3 they had left. I opened 2 of them for the sticks, and sold the game on ebay for $40. I like those sticks better than the DOA sticks for the xbox 360.

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

I played tekken 6 and was impressed. Then I played tekken 6: bloodline rebellion and was more impressed. I hate playing on the arcade games so I'm glad this one is finally coming out.

www
www
11 years ago

Tekken 6 will definitely be my best fighting game this gen after a repetitive SFIV. But the graphics engine still looks like that of SC4, its not a bad thing but i want to see something more extra O.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

not my cup of tea…but looks cool anyway 🙂

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Man tekken 6 is going to rock so hard! I love those strategic fighting games, I have to say I was thoroughly unimpressed with SF4 but I'm thinking T6 will deliver on my high expectations.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

If the difficulty spikes in this one like it did in the PS2 Tekken 5, then I'll be staying away. However, I LOVED Tekken Force Mode from Tekken 4, and it looks like Tekken 6 has a similar mode that can be played cooperatively. That by itself makes me want to own the game.

-Arvis

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I think I'll need the Demo for this to decide.

Other than the straight action of the fights, does the game feature any other modes? Is there a Story mode or campaign? What kinds of character modification are available?

For $60, I need more than a graphically superior version of Yie Ar Kung-Fu…

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

There are a few extra modes. There is the Story mode like the good old times, then there is a Tekken Force type mode, but for 1 or 2 players. Customizations are very awesome. You can use some of them in battle, and the amount of items is incredible. You can change the hair shape and color, add new outfits for your character and more. Go find a video to watch and you'll see all of what Tekken 6 has to offer.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

Already on preorder! I dont need the fighting stick, so I can save some money!

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

CHICKEN!!!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

LIVER!!!

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

hmmmmm two days before KMFDM graces my presence here in Orlando. Can life be any more bad ass?