Tekken Tag Tournament 2 DLC Announced

Namco Bandai Games announced that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will include over 150 swimsuits as pre-order bonus DLC, in addition to The Big Bikini Bundle there’s the Snoop Dogg Stage and additional playable DLC characters available at selected retailers: Michelle Chang, Angel, Kunimitsu & Ancient Ogre.

While we’ve reported on this pre-order DLC fact before, what’s new is that Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada has announced that we’ll never have to pay for characters DLC! This DLC is an early birds bonus for a limited time, and while it’s unclear if all above mentioned pre-order DLC will become free, what’s important is that the characters DLC will 100% positively be made available for free to all players at an undisclosed time after this week’s launch. Very classy!

Take a look at the pre-order DLC trailer:

Future DLC characters are rumored to be: Doctor Boskonovitch, Miharu Hirano, Sebastian, Slim Bob, Unknown, and Violet.

Tekken shattered fighting game genre barriers when it unveiled tag based combat with the release of Tekken Tag Tournament in 1999. Namco Bandai mentions they think Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will continue to break boundaries with the introduction of the new Fight Lab mode, where players can customize 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 customized 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 2 also includes Pair Play, where up to four players can each control a character in the ultimate team battle.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in America on September 11th and in Europe on September 14th, 2012. A Nintendo Wii U release will follow later this year.

Are you happy Namco Bandai has vowed to keep characters DLC free in Tekken Tag Tournament 2?