It's like the last part of that song in Willy Wonka: "It's a gol-den daaaay!"
First, it was announced that Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time had gone gold and was confirmed for October 27 in North America and now, Namco Bandai confirms that Tekken 6 is also golden , and will arrive a few days later on October 31. We'll get an arcade stick, Limited Editions, plus a PS3 hardware bundle (for Europe) and if you hadn't already noticed, the game's viral marketing campaign is already in full swing. Said project director Katsuhiro Harada:
"The development team, myself included, have poured heart and soul into the series for 15 years so it is with great excitement that we await the release of the game and seeing it in the hands of the fans. We are also pleasantly surprised at the overwhelming attention the title has received from the media and fans alike. Tekken 6 is the pinnacle of the series and we look forward to the reaction from gamers worldwide once they’ve had a chance to play it."
And no fighter would be complete this generation without a robust online mode, and Namco Bandai has delivered exactly that in this sixth installment. After logging on, you'll be able to participate in Ranked and regular Player matches complete with voice chat functionality, plus enjoy the benefits of full customization for special "ghost characters." Later, a feature that will come with a "post-launch downloadable update" will be the ability to enter two-player online co-op campaigns against AI controlled foes. And of course, you'll always be able to check the online Leaderboards to see where you rank against the world's best. In short, this ain't Tekken from last generation.
Related Game(s): Tekken 6