One of the main reasons people were looking forward to this year's AOU Amusement Expo was so that they could get a chance to try Tekken Tag Tournament 2 before anyone else in the world. While the game won't be hitting Japanese arcades until this summer, the game's director Katsuhiro Harada gave us more to look forward to by revealing a brand new trailer that shows off many new game features any Tekken fan will appreciate. I got three words for you: Jun is back.
While the trailer is in Japanese, here's what it revealed. Unlike previous arcade titles, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will utilize just one Bandai Passport card per player to keep track of your records. This means you don't have to carry a card for each character you play as, and instead, each one's individual progress will be saved on one card. The game also will have team levels that will fluctuate depending on the performances of its team members and will be ranked internationally. The game will also utilize Live Monitor which will allow you to view rankings, replays, and player information for Tekken players worldwide and will not be region-based as before.
If you're a Tekken fan, you will also notice that stage gimmicks return, but this time they will help you link combos together with your other team member. You can also switch out characters in the middle of combos too for strategy or defense. As before, character customization will be back and it will be as in depth as before. The game also has different character models and it has more advanced facial expressions that you will notice when characters talk, get hurt, and taunt.
This trailer completely took me by surprise since it also revealed a plethora of "nostalgic" characters from Tekken's past. You might have noticed Jun and True Ogre a few times in the trailer and it seems like they most likely will be playable. If not, then the trailer truly was a tease. Only time will tell when the US will be getting Tekken Tag Tournament 2, but until then we can still salivate from all the information we get from across the Pacific and prepare ourselves to be the next King of Iron Fist Tournament.