A screnshot from Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U featuring costumes of Link and Ganondorf. (Photo : Bandai/ Nintendo)
Nintendo's Wii U will launch on November 18 with 23 promising launch titles.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was released on the Xbox 360 and PS 3 last month to generally positive reviews with such publications as Famitsu giving the title a 39/40. The title is one of the many third party titles that will also jump to the Wii U as Nintendo moves to bring in more hard core gamers to the system. The game is slated to come with a plethora of new features for the console, many of which will be exclusive to the Wii U.
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According to Nowgamer, the game can be played on the Pro Controller and Gamepad, though the publication notes that the gamepad is a bit impractical for fast paced action titles. The gamepad will let players map out shortcuts to special abilities they want. Whenever the player wants to employ the ability, they simply touch the screen of the gamepad and the skill can be employed. However, not all skill swill be accessible using the short cuts as noted by Series producer Katsuhiro Harada. According to Tapscape, Electric Wind Godfist, will be one of those moves that will not be available via touchscreen. This system is meant to facilitate the game for more casual and inexperienced gamers.
Another high profile addition for the Wii U edition is the Tekken Ball Mode from Tekken 3. In this mode, the main objective is for players to kick or punch a beach ball into their opponent. If a player hits the ball into the ground on his opponent's side of the ring, the opponent will take damage.
The biggest addition to the title is called Mushroom Battle which is essentially Nintendo Fan Service. Players will be able to duel with Nintendo based powerups and in Nintendo costumes. Players will be able to dress up as the Mario brothers, Bowser, Link, Zelda, Samus, Fox, and even Captain Falcon. Powerups in the game include growth mushrooms, poison mushrooms, and invincibility stars. The mode will also incorporate Nintendo music. This mode will be available for players locally, but there is no news on whether it will be available for online mode.
Finally, the Nintendo version will already include the DLC characters and stages from the Xbox 360 and PS3, but at no cost.