developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment
publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-4
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for PS3, X360 and WiiU is a fighting game created by Bandai Namco. The subseries focuses on fights involving several contestants and the player is capable of switching between fighters. The so-called "tag" mechanic allows to apply new tactics and changes the course of the fight. The first installment of the Tekken Tag Tournament subseries was released in 1999.
Plot & Mechanics
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for PS3, X360 and WiiU tells a noncanonical story of characters from the world of Tekken, who participate in the titular tournament. Each of them has their background relating to the plot, as well as certain goals to achieve. Practically, the main part of the game is pure fighting based on the mentioned "tag" system. This allows to select two fighters before the encounter and switch between them during the actual battle. The game offers over fifty playable characters, encompassing figures appearing in particular installments of the Tekken franchise.
The creators focused on improving and extending the mechanics behind switching between fighters. Thus the player is capable of performing throws involving both fighters, complex and secret combos, as well as many other techniques. Many of these were borrowed from the previous installment called Tekken 6. Apart from that, the in-game arenas feature certain interactive objects which can be used in combat, like hitting the opponent's head against a wall for instance.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for PS3, X360 and WiiU includes all the standard game modes, such as tutorials, training matches, the Versus or the Arcade mode. All the 2 vs 2, 1 vs 1 and 2 vs 1 fights are allowed. The game featues both online and local multiplayer variants for up to four players to meet in a single session. Additionally, the player can modify appearances of the fighters and select appropriate weapons for them in order to increase their effectiveness in combat.