BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment has released Galaga : TEKKEN 20th Anniversary Edition, a Galaga and TEKKEN crossover, to celebrateTEKKEN's 20th anniversary. Really.
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Street Fighter x Tekken, which we took a quick look at a few days ago, has released early and is available now as a Universal app for just $2.99. If you like button mashing fighting games, you're in for a treat.
When Street Fighter x Tekken was quietly announced at E3 this year, many were relieved. It had been rumored for a while, but it was there, in the flesh (or silicon) and it was real. Demos started at PAX earlier this month. And we just got our hands on a build. Take a look at the video below to see what to expect.
Full details are still to come. But from the build we can get a sense of what characters we will be able to play, though others are likely to unlock as you progress in the game. In our early look it seems like the controls are pretty well done. As expected as the controls for Street Fighter IV also from Capcom were exceptional for a touch screen button masher like this.
Global multiplayer system will be included in the game. We were unable to test that in our version, though. It could add considerable interest to the game if it works well.
Look for Street Fighter x Tekken later this year, perhaps sooner, perhaps later. If we had to guess, from this build we would say sooner. But Capcom are being particularly cagey about this game. We hope to know more soon.
When Katamari Amore released, it came with the promise that more content would be added to the game beyond its intital level pack. I am proud to report that Namco are not liars, as a new level pack will be made available on Thursday, October 27th. The Time Trip pack features levels that send the Prince throughout history to collect thing for the ever-demanding King of All Cosmos. Six new levels are playable in Time Trial, Story, Exact Size Challenge, and Eternal modes. The pack will be available for $3.99, identical to the first pack, with one level's Time Trial mode unlocked for free. As well, this pack will also feature a bonus mode based on a Namco game, and instead of another Pac-Man level - this time a Tekken-themed level is available. It's something of an unexpected choice; what could be next? Soul Calibur? Mappy? Tower of Druaga? Toy Pop? The long-lost Pac-Man 2 game for 16-bit consoles? A Splatterhouse level? I don't think I would even want to see that.
Putting an end to past/previous speculation, PocketGamer confirmed today that Tekken is coming to the iPhone and iPod touch, stating a source close to Namco, speaking to them anonymously, told them the game is far along in development and looking good.
To paraphrase, "The game is being finished up and it plays rather nicely."
They're not sure if this iPhone version was developed "from scratch" or if it's a "touch-enabled port of Tekken 6 as developed for PSP." They believe the latter seems more likely, which they believe is wise, given how well-crafted the PSP version is.
Multiplayer has not been confirmed, but hey expect head-to-head bouts to be of the local variety.
With competitor Capcom having just announced Street Fighter IV for iPhone, Namco's move with Tekken is a logical one.
Although it was previously reported that both games would be shown at next week's Game Developers Conference (GDC), PocketGamer.co.uk has since confirmed Tekken won't be shown during the GDC.
"We are NOT showing anything at GDC with regards to Tekken. We will be previewing new stuff, but it will NOT involve the Tekken brand whatsoever." Emphasis is theirs.
The company didn't confirm or deny the game's existence, just that it has no plans to show Tekken next week.