Fighting fans love fighters. Many are loyal to one particular franchise, but they always enjoy hearing about successful games in their genre.
Take Tekken 6 director Katsuhiro Harada, for example. He may consider Street Fighter IV competition – despite the fact that it launched back in February – but the game's undeniable critical and sales success has impressed him. In speaking to VideoGamer.com , Harada said it was great to see fighting games battling their way back into the limelight. He also cited Soul Calibur IV and the latest Mortal Kombat as good performers and it seems he's banking on this renewed love affair with fighters for the ultimate success of Tekken 6 . Here's what Harada had to say about SFIV:
"I’ve been a fan of Street Fighter in general, and I was kind of sad to see it die out in the arcades. So I was very happy to see it make a comeback – especially with that new look it returned with while staying true to the original formula. I believe a lot of fans were very happy with that."
Well, you can bet that Tekken 6 won't stray from the original formula that made the franchise a smash success in the first place. It is scheduled to launch in the US on October 27 and with SFIV faring so well, it seems a safe bet to assume that Tekken 6 will be another hit. It must be a good feeling for all the fighting fans to see their old favorites generating so much interest.
Related Game(s): Tekken 6 , Street Fighter IV