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Nintendo Invades Tekken Tag Tournament 2 For Wii U

Namco has already developed a solid fighting game, but a host of Nintendo-specific features make Tekken Tag Tournament 2 an interesting prospect for upcoming Wii U owner.

We got a quick rundown of Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s new Wii U features while touring TGS. Series producer Katsuhiro Harada joked that he wanted kids to be able to hide their gaming from their parents, so he worked hard to make sure that people could play the entire game on the Wii U’s controller screen, and the game does play well on Nintendo’s tiny screen, and features very little lag to boot.

Those who are able to use their TV for gaming, however, will find a host of other features connected to their Wii U screen. Programmable move lists almost make playing this game on the Wii U feel like cheating. Players can also pull up a list of fighting moves for their character on the Wii U’s screen and tap the move listed onscreen to perform it.

Some of the Wii U’s coolest features are some of the Nintendo-specific features. Characters in the game now have access to a variety of Mario, Zelda, and Bowser-themed costumes and certain levels feature remixed Mario music. We particularly enjoyed the new mode that players fighting in a field of Super Mario Bros. power-ups. Stars give fighters a temporary shot of invulnerability while mushrooms enlarge the size of their fighter and poison mushrooms take a chunk out of their health bar. We imagine fighters will constantly be vying for the best position on the battlefield while playing this Nintendo-themed mode.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 releases on the Wii U on November 18. Check out our review of the earlier console releases here.

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  • I hope there is a Yoshi costume.
  • HAHA! Those costumes are hilarious!

  • Sweeet! I'll get this game for my Wii U then :D
  • Haha, this is great. I think this might actually sway me to buy the Wii U version over the 360 version.
  • That really sounds hilarious. I love that Bowser costume. XD

  • "Programmable move lists almost make playing this game on the Wii U feel like cheating."

    I don't know about that. Controllers sometimes just don't recognize inputs consistently in fighting games. I remember getting my butt whupped online in Street Fighter IV because it would misread the dual shock half circle motion as forward and jump, and instead of doing the move I wanted, I just jumped into a dragon punch or something. Something like a programmable move list would ensure that you hit the move you want, when you want to. It moves the focus to actually paying attention to what you're doing and what your opponent is doing, versus fighting with the controller. Which is how it should be.

    And of course, I'm assuming you can ignore the feature all together.

    I wonder if they'll put an arcade-style virtual button layout option on the touch screen for people who think it IS cheating though? It would kind of be neat to have an old-skool, 6 button, arcadey style, "big button" layout on the Gamepad. Hit buttons with your pointer and middle finger, like in the good old days...
  • this is the point i mean when i say the mario brand has been milked for all it's worth.
  • That's... SO... WIERD!!!

  • The WiiU better be getting a fighting stick.

  • Anyone else think it's assinine to expect someone in a fighting game to stop, look down at a screen on their controller, take one hand off the controller, tap an option and then go back to 2 handed controlling? Is it just me?
  • Aw, I was hoping they were full goof characters. Not just costumes.

  • Hahaha! Here I was upset about not getting it for Xbox 360...

  • I'm so getting a Wii U!...Just not anytime soon. :/

  • Looks like this will be my fighting game for the Wii U until Smash Bros. 4 comes out. It'll be my first Tekken game

  • This is gonna be fun to play.

  • lol
  • oh god, that face..

  • costumes make this totally worth waiting for the wii u version

  • rofl this sounds hilarious but loving the zero samus look.

  • Wow...that almost doesnt look right....

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