Tekken fans have plenty to rejoice about since Namco Bandai announced a new service for the launch of the new Tekken title. Launching on Tekken Tag Tournament 2′s release date will be an online service that Namco Bandai calls World Tekken Federation. It is an online social community service that Tekken fans will be able to take advantage of when they dig into the new game on its September 10 release.
World Tekken Federation is a social community platform, which is simply a means to make it easy for Tekken players to connect with each other. The service offers plenty of useful tools to gamers serious about fighting games. World Tekken Federation will allow players to create and manage teams with friends, discuss intricate fight strategies with other players, track personal statistics against other Tekken users across the globe, and participate and compete in online events. The new service boasts “a level of unparalleled detail in the fighting game genre”.
World Tekken Federation will focus on two areas to enhance and round out the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 experience with the Scout and Train aspects included in the service. The Scout option gives the Tekken community a singular hub to congregate to discuss all relevant topics relating to the series. A forum will be provided to users allowing them to trade information relating to the series, specifically Tekken Tag Tournament 2. This forum gives a space for Tekken fans to talk shop like strategies, taking advantage of move sets, and advice to help gamers step their Tekken game up. In addition, it gives players of all skills a way to join or create teams and track personal or team stats against other players or teams on a leader board. The Scout feature will allow team leaders to recruit promising players to create stronger teams.
Train provides a vast well of information to Tekken players that will give them better odds of winning the King of Iron Fist arena. The information ranges from the ability to view and analyze their entire battle history then put the information to use in order to improve their performance, finding out what tag teams work well together, which characters need more time in the Fight Lab training mode and extracting valuable information about opponents during their next match. Being able to unite the entire Tekken global community is an incredibly exciting initiative that will help extend the competitive nature of the series well past Tekken Tag Tournament’s 2’s launch date.
While being billed as a premium service, the World Tekken Federation will be free. It remains to be seen what makes this new social community so radically different from other fighting games or the services already provided on the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live, but if it helps Tekken Tag Tournament 2 differentiate itself from a fairly saturated fighting market, all the better.
World Tekken Federation is a premium service that aims to connect players to the Tekken worldwide community in a way never before seen with a fighting game.
Namco Bandai is confident in this new service and Tekken fans will get a chance to try out the service when Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases September 10. Europe, Australia and Asia will get the service September 14 when the game releases there.