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Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Stage Gimmicks and Items

New features for Namco Bandai's long awaited arcade sequel.


Famitsu delivered its second major report on Tekken Tag Tournament 2 this week. In case you missed the first one, read this story.

This week, the magazine reveals the game's new "Stage Gimmick" system. The example of this system that's shown in Famitsu has the player slamming his opponent into wall. The wall breaks, and the opponent goes flying, landing in a new area of the battle field where the fight continues. In Famitsu's example, it just so happens that the player's partner character is waiting where the opponent lands, allowing the player to continue the attack for major damage.

Also introduced this week is the game's item system. Similar to past Tekken games, you'll be able to customize your TTT2 characters with items. These aren't just for show, as some items can be used for attacks. Examples include a bat and the "hammer head." The bat doesn't really need any explanation. The "hammer head" is like a hat with a hammer head sticking out from its top.

In addition to the gameplay details, the magazine shows the following characters: Kazuya Mishima, Bob, Ling Xiaoyu, Zafina. It's not too surprising to see these characters in the game, of course, as producer Katsuhiro Harada has said that every playable Tekken 6 character will be returning.

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