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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 30 August 2012 – NAMCO BANDAI Games today announced the final pre-order offer content for its highly anticipated fighting game TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 .

On the launch day of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT TM 2 , fans who placed pre-orders with or will receive early access to 2 exclusive characters, the Snoop Dogg Stage, the ‘Big Bikini Bundle’, a skirt for Lili de Rochefort and additional content for PlayStation®Network or Xbox LIVE accounts.

-          Exclusive Characters: Depending on the retailer, players will have immediate access to 2 of the following characters at launch: Michelle Chang and Angel Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre

-          The Snoop Dogg Stage : This fighting arena continues a tradition of iconic stage backgrounds throughout TEKKEN history, with the Doggfather making an appearance as a non-playable character. The legend himself has also composed and performed an exclusive track ‘Knocc ‘em Down’ which will feature in this stage.

-          The Big Bikini Bundle: More than 150 swimsuits offer a very different style of costume for all characters, even Panda and Kuma!

-          Lili de Rochefort’s skirt: This item is part of the customisable costumes of iconic TEKKEN character Lili. This particular outfit has been created using Havok Physics technology .

-          Additional Content for PlayStation®Network: PlayStation®3 owners will have immediate access to a Dynamic Theme for their PSN account.

-          Additional Content for Xbox Live : Xbox 360 owners will have immediate access to two Avatar Outfits for Xbox LIVE accounts. Yoshimitsu and Raven Lili and Kazuya

European TEKKEN fans can also purchase the “We are TEKKEN” collector’s edition of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 fromGAME and Gamestation. Packed within an exclusive metal case, the edition includes the game’s original soundtrack plus an additional music CD with remixes, a 200+ page artbook and an exclusive 50 minute film featuring Tekken’s legendary producer Katsuhiro Harada and other special guests giving their best Tokyo tips.

TEKKEN shattered fighting game genre barriers when it unveiled tag-based combat with the release of TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT TM in 1999. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT TM 2 continues to break boundaries with the introduction of the new Fight Lab mode, where players can customise the moves and appearance of new training character, Combot. Players that clear the innovative Fight Lab will have mastered the complexities of TEKKEN and own their own customised Combot, which can be used in offline and non-ranked online play.

In addition to this, one-on-one fighting and solo fighter vs. tag-team battles have been added to enhance the range of gameplay options for seasoned TEKKEN fans while providing an easier point of access to new players. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT TM 2 also includes Pair Play, where up to four players can each control a character in the ultimate team battle.

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT TM 2 will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft the week of September 10, 2012 and hits stores across North America on September 11, 2012, and in Europe on September 14, 2012.

To keep up to date with everything happening in the TEKKEN universe, join the global TEKKEN family today at and follow Harada-san on Twitter: @Harada_TEKKEN.

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Created and published worldwide by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., the TEKKEN™ fighting game series is among the world’s most popular and well-known gaming brands with franchise sales of more than 40 million units to date. Originally a 1994 arcade game, subsequent titles have been released for PS one®, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Portable, Wonder Swan, Game Boy™ Advance and Xbox 360®. The series is renowned for the visual style of its many characters including Heihachi Mishima, Jin Kazama, and Anna Williams, and for its martial arts-based combat set in the universe of the King of Iron Fist Tournament. Forthcoming titles include TEKKEN Tag Tournament™ 2 for Arcade, TEKKEN™ 3D for Nintendo 3DS™, TEKKEN™ for Wii U, and two games being produced in collaboration with Capcom, Street Fighter™ X TEKKEN™ and TEKKEN™ X Street Fighter™, which will see characters from each game enter the universe of their rivals to settle old scores.  For more information go to

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™.  More information about the company and its products can be found at or