Tekken 3D: Prime Edition- Everything We Know
The King of the Iron Fist enters the third dimension. Prepare for impact.
To date, only one Tekken game has appeared on a Nintendo system, the impressive but woefully limited Tekken Advance (2001) for Game Boy Advance. Not bad, considering the hardware, but a far cry from the fully featured console titles we've come to expect from Namco Bandai.
That'll change with Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, a more robust beat-em-up slated to arrive on 3DS in 2012. At the very least, it should give both hardcore Tekken and Nintendo fans a way to enjoy this classic series on the go.
Unfortunately, Namco Bandai has yet to put this exciting game in our hands. With this in mind, we scoured the Internet in search of info, and are proud to present everything we know about this ambitious brawler.
-Tekken 3D includes more than 40 characters, including Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, Heihachi Mishima, Christie Monteiro, Hwoarang and a personal favorite, Panda.
-Young Heihachi is playable.
-Each fighter has an in-game command list of moves for reference.
-There are eight new stages, along with boards taken from Tekken 6.
-You can play using either the circle pad or d-pad.
-The game runs at a blistering 60 frames per second, with or without glasses free 3D. This trumps Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Dead or Alive Dimensions, both of which dip to 30 frames with the 3D effect turned on.
-The cartridge also comes with a 3D supported copy of the 90-minute animated film, Tekken: Blood Vengeance. Watch the first seven minutes here.
-Players will acquire 700 cards featuring 3D scenes by defeating the computer and/or through StreetPass.
-Similar to previous 3DS fighters, the game utilizes the touch screen for players to pull off moves (in this case, four), but they can customize these commands.
-Planned Japanese release date: February 16, 2012.
-Namco Bandai confirmed two-person local play.