Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the most popular fantastic 3D 2-on-2 tag-team fighting arcade game developed by Namco Bandai for Japanese arcades in 2011. The eighth main installment of the Tekken series, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the successor to the first 1999’s Tekken Tag Tournament, which includes most characters from the series’ history in non-canonical 2-on-2 tag-team battles.
Furthermore, the original arcade version of this game received a revision (titled Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited) featuring the option to select one character instead of two (in which the role is granted both the “Rage” system and higher vitality from its predecessor Tekken 6) and also a new Pair Play mode (in which 4 players fight simultaneously in 2-on-2 battle royales, similar to Scramble Mode in the Street Fighter X Tekken).
Also, this version of the game might later be used in the worldwide console release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 11, 2012. This release features new characters (both DLC and inclusive), character customization, and enhanced Practice Mode (in which players can unlock new moves for a customizable training robot), and the option to use custom soundtracks. The Wii U received its console version on November 18, 2012, with additional Nintendo-themed content, including costumes based on popular Nintendo franchises.
About the Game and Gameplay of Tekken Tag Tournament 2:
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is an excellent combination of the previous Tekken TAG’s 2-on-2 system and Tekken 6’s mechanics. This section will mainly cover the game’s tag mechanics.
In this version, matches still consist of best-of-3 or best-of-5 sets. Also, a round ends when any character is knocked out, regardless of the partner’s health.
Tagging is done with a fifth “tag” button. Inactive partners slowly recover the “red” health that they may have received from taking damage while fighting. Unlike most tag-based arcade fighting games, red health is not lost whenever a character is tagged infrequently.
Rage is a comeback mechanic state that’s enabled for the inactive character once the active character has received a certain amount of damage/injury. When enough damage is taken, the partner’s health bar will flash, and tagging them in will permit them to deal with more damage for a little while. Additionally, The damage required to activate Rage partially dependents on in-story character relationships: for example, Heihachi will receive Rage faster than usual if Kuma is the active character, but will receive it much later than usual if his partner is Kazuya or Jin. Solo characters receive Rage at 50% health, when hit with a Tag Assault, and whenever at near-death.
By pressing the Tag button when performing a launcher, the player will execute a Tag Combo. The player is inactive character runs in, and the resulting combo will omit part of the opponent’s red health. Pressing Tag and Right Punch together performs a Tag Throw, which switches players while eating the opponent’s red health. Some combinations have special Tag Throws; their techniques of activation varies in each team.
Also, by pressing Tag during a Bound move/attack (or both Tag and Punch buttons to create a generic bound), the character will perform a Tag Assault. The other partner will jump in, losing all of their red health in the procedure, and the player can perform an attack string before control is given back to the original point character. Also, Tag Assault does not eliminate red health, and will always give the opponent’s partner Rage.
The Tag Crash system offers players an option to tag in safely while under pressure. Also, it requires the point/active character to be grounded and the inactive character to have Rage available. By pressing both Tag and Punch buttons simultaneously, the partner will dive in from the air. Performing Tag Crash surrenders both exiting partner’s red health and Rage.
Returning Gameplay Modes:
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 includes many of the same gameplay modes as its predecessors: Time Attack, Arcade Battle, Ghost Battle, Survival, and Team Battle. Also, Pair Play mode permits up to four players to participate, giving each player control over a single character.
Fight Lab is a tutorial mode. The player trains a Combat by participating in various minigames; each of these minigames emphasizes certain aspects of the main game. Combot’s move-list consists of other characters’ abilities and customizable by the gamer.
Tekken Tunes permits players to replace the normal in-game BGM with his or her music. Songs can be assigned to each stage.
World Tekken Federation (WTF):
Launching with the game will be a brand new community site called WTF. Also, it’ll be similar to the Call of Duty Elite or Halo Waypoint services in that it’ll have complex stat-tracking and permits the players to form clans (called Teams in this game) to earn points together.
Like Takken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will include an extensive range of characters from the Tekken series fighting in a tournament and those who exist outside of the series canon storyline.
Returning Tekken 6 characters:
- Kazuya Mishima (Can transform into Devil Kazuya)
- Jin Kazama
- Asuka Kazama
- Armor King
- Marshall Law
- Paul Phoenix
- Feng Wei
- Leo Kliesen
- Lili Rochefort
- Miguel Caballero Rojo
- Baek Doo San
- Steve Fox
- Ling Xiaoyu
- Craig Marduk
- Bruce Irvin
- Devil Jin
- Lei Wulong
- Wang Jinrei
- Roger Jr.
- Bryan Fury
- Eddie Gordo
- Anna Williams
- Christie Monteiro
- Ling Xiaoyu
- Nina Williams
- Sergei Dragunov
- Alisa Boskonovitch
Altered Tekken 6 characters
- Heihachi Mishima (younger appearance)
- Lars Alexandersson
- Jaycee (Julia Chang disguised as a luchador)
- Jun Kazama
- True Ogre
- Jinpachi Mishima (human form)
- Pre-Tekken 6 characters
- The following are the console version:
- Prototype Jack
- Forrest Law
Preorder DLC Characters
- Tiger Jackson
- Those who preordered the game receive early access to these characters.
- Michelle Chang
- Ancient Ogre
Post-Release DLC Characters
Unlocked on October 8/9, 2012:
- Sebastian (Lili’s butler)
- Slim Bob (Bob’s skinny from his Tekken 6 ending)
- Miharu Hirano (Xiaoyu’s friend from Tekken 4)
Unlocked on November 13, 2012:
- Unknown (also final boss for all versions)
- Violet (Lee Chaolan’s alter-ego from Tekken 4)
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