SAN JOSE, Calif., (December 21, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION™ is releasing in North America on February 14, 2012 for the portable Nintendo 3DS™system. The unique functionality of the 3D system takes the famous King of Iron Fist Tournament into the third-dimension for the first time, delivering a more immersive and dynamic TEKKEN® experience with more than 40 characters.
TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION will make the most of the Wi-Fi functionality of the Nintendo 3DS, delivering fast-paced dynamic battles with impressive graphics at 60fps. And with the Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass™ feature, nearby players can exchangecollectable TEKKEN cards even when their systems are asleep.
“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.”
As an industry first, the Game Card will also include the full-length CG animated feature film TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance™, produced byDigital Frontier (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note, Appleseed) and directed by Youichi Mouri (opening movies for TEKKEN 5 and TEKKEN 6: Bloodline Rebellion).
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. 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 www.namcobandaigames.com or http://www.facebook.com/NamcoBandai.
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 the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360, TEKKEN 3D Prime Edition™ 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.