Namco Bandai has announced that they will be releasing Tekken 3D Prime Edition for the Nintendo 3DS in North America on February 14, 2012. So it will make the perfect romantic Valentine's Day gift for the fighter fan in your life.
Tekken 3D Prime Edition will feature more than 40 characters battling it out at 60fps. The game will also use the unique WiFi capabilities of the handheld not only for multiplayer, but for exchanging collectible Tekken cards through StreetPass.
"TEKKEN has a rich 16 year legacy, with the franchise first appearing on the Nintendo platforms in 2001 with TEKKEN ADVANCE™ for GAME BOY™ ADVANCE," says Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. "With the unique abilities of the Nintendo 3DS, we're able to show the characters of the epic franchise in a way that has never been seen before, and fans are going to love how TEKKEN's return to Nintendo systems has taken the series to new levels."
And as a special bonus, the game card will also contain the full-length CG animated feature Tekken: Blood Vengeance. It's directed by Youichi Mouri, who did the opening movies for Tekken 5 and 6, so he at least knows the characters, but it's production house Digital Frontier that has me hopeful it might be watchable because they're responsible for Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note and Appleseed.