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

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OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

Nice, can't wait for this game.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Nice, this is on my list of games to get this year.

Hey, Ben, have you heard any whispers about a follow-up to Soul Calibur 4? You know, something with perhaps a little more of a single player campaign since they got the graphics engine and fighting mechanic so solid already? Just wondering, since with Tekken 6 out of the way, Namco may have the spare dev cycles to look at it now…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

No, nothing about a new SC yet.

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www
11 years ago

Lol Highlander I'm also still plaing SCIV here. I got Tekken 6 on pre-order. I don't know am just a big fan of Namco.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

My Tekken's on order aswell. It's been that way ever since february 2008 lol…..amazon messed up the release date for it.

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

yeah, sadly i had to pass on tekken this time around. With limited funds, i cant justify buying tekken, let alone any fighting game anymore. Probably pick this up much later.

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Can't wait..

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

I can't either! At the end of the month, Law and I are taking on all comers. Who is everyone's favorite character?

www
www
11 years ago

Hope Forest Law is in there, am tired of using the old man, Marshall!

Well I like Hwoarang,Jin and Kazuya. Oh yeah and Lee Choalan….infinite kicks.


Last edited by www on 10/9/2009 11:36:49 AM

laksh
laksh
11 years ago

I can't wait either, i usually use law, hwoarang eddy or christie. I hope the online will be good, i downloaded tekken 5 DR Online and couldn't go online once, said unable to play for some reason. I'm sure it'll all be fine for tekken 6 though.


Last edited by laksh on 10/10/2009 11:27:33 AM

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
11 years ago

as for me i like lee,lilly,drganouv , xiao,beck, but i'm the best and i mean the best with steve

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

Ahem, I'm not that bad with the good ol' Londoner myself. ūüôā

BIG_E
BIG_E
11 years ago

NAMCOOOO I need ace combat now.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Stickin with the upskirt pic huh? I like your style ūüėČ

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

It's just the way they roll…

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

i lost interest in this, took too long imo. ill prolly pic it up cheap

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www
11 years ago

Your right though, but its just around the corner now…

kquaker
kquaker
11 years ago
A2K78
A2K78
11 years ago

Personally I don't really care about the PS3 tekken because in reality because I can rest my head knowing that the arcade version is much superior.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

So I take it that you will be buying the arcade machine of Tekken 6 then?

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

and i thought there were some improvements and extra stuff added to the console versions.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Um, I think you're very wrong there. The PS3 version is not inferior to the arcade version. Did you know that the arcade version of Tekken 6 is running on a PS3 board? Well, it is, the arcade machine that Tekken 6 runs on is a modified PS3 board in an arcade cabinet. The version of Tekken 6 coming to PS3 is essentially the same game engine.

A2K78
A2K78
11 years ago

"and i thought there were some improvements and extra stuff added to the console versions."

extra stuff maybe, but improvement I think not. In fact I'm willing to bet the console version tekken 6 is based on a old version.

Secondly, do you honestley believe Namco want the console version competing with their arcade moneymaker? The very fact that both Tekken 6BR along with Gundam Vs. Gundam is ranked high clearly say they will not be making a title that competes directly. Essentially it woul be suicide for them. btw, see the arcadia magazine ranking to see excatly what I mean:

http://www.arcadiamagazine.com (column on the right).

Anyhow Namco's entire buiness is based on attracting people arcades not repulse them and for this reason I could see the console version of Tekken 6 deliberately botched in some manner.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Dude, you sound like you have some weird axe to grind with Namco, perhaps it's better to leave that kind of thing at home?

___________
___________
11 years ago

i could swear i saw this along with a few other games sitting in the back of my local EB today.
now i only need to convince him to let me borrow his copy of uncharted 2.

Metallisnake
Metallisnake
11 years ago

Awwww man sweeeeet tekken has been delivering fighting greatness for years it suks that its going multiplat but it doesn't matter its tekken………..off topic why is forza 3 coming to the ps3 a game devloped by microsoft studios I saw it at gamestop the other day I was surpise