The Tekken franchise has now accumulated over 40 million unit sales since its inception in 1994, Namco Bandai has revealed.
The milestone comes in light of the release of the latest entry in the beat-‘em-up franchise, Tekken Tournament 2, which hit U.S. stores Tuesday and arrives in European territories today.
The game boasts the most extensive line-up in the series’ history, offering over 50 fighters for the home console release. In addition to the return of the Tag component, Tekken Tag 2 also features the online service World Tekken Federation, as well as a completely rejigged online multiplayer experience.
If that wasn’t enough, hip-hop star Snoop Dogg also shows up in the game via his own stage, and has also composed an original song for the game’s soundtrack, titled Knocc ‘em down.
Tekken series producer, Katsuhiro Harada, commented: We are very excited for our fans in the western market to play TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 and experience first-hand all of the improvements we made to the series, many of which were a result of their feedback to previous TEKKEN instalments.”
“The development team has gone to great lengths to ensure our fans have a completely new experience with TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 by adding innovative new features like pair play, a vastly improved online experience, and the largest fighter roster ever. We hope that our fans enjoy the game as much as we have and are looking forward to watching the best fighters from around the world compete in the ultimate battle.”
Stay tuned to PSU.com for our full review of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 this weekend.