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Tekken 6

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In and of itself, Tekken 6 is not a new game. It’s been out in arcades since late 2007, running on a PS3-based arcade board. Since then, we’ve seen a minor update in the form of Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, but that too was restricted to the arcades. I don’t know about your town, but not nearly as many people flood to the arcades around my city anymore. They’d rather play at home. Namco has finally recognized this, porting a version of Tekken 6 to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

The home version of Tekken 6 will include all the updates from Bloodline Rebellion, so you won’t miss out on that front either. Gameplay is exactly as you remember it as well, with two punch buttons and two kick buttons, as well as plenty of well-timed combinations and movements in the 3D battle arena. There’s a new “rage” system that can be activated when your health meter is low. You become stronger and are surrounded by a red energy field.

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In addition to the core fighting game part of Tekken 6, you’ll also get a Streets of Rage-style brawler included in the package as well. It’s a little odd roaming the streets as Paul Phoenix, encountering random Tekken characters as you cruise around the waterfront, but it’s a nice diversion from the main game. There are also a handful of new characters. One of them is named Bob and he’s a hefty fellow similar to Rufus from Street Fighter IV.

Look for Tekken 6 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 this fall.

Fighting Their Way to the Top

In case you’re starting to grow tired of Soul Calibur IV and Street Fighter IV, breathe a sigh of relief because a full slate of terrific fighting games will soon be flooding the console market soon enough.

Let’s not forget about Marvel vs. Capcom 2 as well, which will be heading to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network soon. Could this mean that a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is in the works? We can hope, right?

Don’t forget to check out the video on the first page. It includes some pretty great looks at what you can expect from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Tekken 6, TMNT Smash-Up, and Samurai Shodown. Maybe these will be able to tie you over until you actually get to play the full retail versions of these games.

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