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