Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is a fantastic fighting game. I reviewed it, and I loved it. However, it was missing that little extra quirky spark that Tekken has become known for. Sure, the character customization allows you to suit your fighters up in some silly outfits, but that’s about as crazy as the game gets. Thankfully, Namco Bandai is amping the wacky back up for the upcoming Wii U release.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, slotted as a day-one November 18 launch title, will offer new modes, features and crossover costumes you won’t get on the other consoles. Let’s take a closer look at some of these Wii U extras!
Nintendo Crossover Costumes:
Character customization gets a Smash Bros. flair with exclusive costume sets themed after iconic Nintendo mascots. Confirmed costumes so far include Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda, Toad, Princess Peach, Sheik, Captain Falcon, Zero Suit Samus, Bowser, Fox McCloud, and Ganondorf.
Tekken Baaaaaaaaall! That’s right, the long lost bonus mini-game from Tekken 3 finally returns. For the uninitiated, Tekken Ball is a hybrid game of volleyball and dodge ball in which players punch and kick a ball back and forth while avoiding direct impact and protecting their side of the court. Tekken Ball on Wii U will offer multiple ball types as well as exhibition and tournament play modes. Awesome stuff–but I’m still bummed NB didn’t bring back Tekken Bowl!
Mario’s mushroom kingdom influence can be felt strongest in this Wii U-exclusive play mode. As the name suggests, players fight while various mushroom power-ups drop into the arena. Some mushrooms will turn your fighter into a giant, some mushrooms will shrink your fighter to knee-high size. But remember kids, in real life just say no to shrooms.
Now check out these two trailers to feel the full force of Tekken Tag Tournament 2‘s rediscovered Wii U wackiness!