(Three Game Bundle)
Forty playable characters to master
Brand new online game modes
Endless possibilities to customise and design your ultimate fighter
Whether you're new to Tekken or a veteran to Namco's classic fighting series, there's a nicely presented introduction to ease you into the main storyline from the very first title right through to the present day, bringing you bang up to date. From there, you're shown the reasons why all of the fighters (from a choice of over 40) have entered the new King of Iron Fist Tournament.
Many old favourites make their return in Tekken 6, albeit older and more battle scarred from their previous encounters. While some mainstays such as Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima provide the main thrust of Tekken 6's story, the likes of Nina Williams, Marshall Law, Yoshimitsu, King and others come back to prove their worth and get their turn to shine with glossy and fully animated opening and ending cutscenes, which you can watch in the Gallery once you've unlocked them.
Some newcomers have entered the fray as well in the shape of the mysterious Alisa Bosconovitch, former fighting legend Bob, military man Lars Alexandersson, the youthful Leo Kliesen, vengeful bullfighter Miguel Caballero Rojo and village tomb guardian Zafina, who watches over the frightening supernatural entity Azazel.
Tekken 6 throws you into a large ring of battle options which are sure to keep you scrapping away for a long while. Arcade Battle is for those who want to get straight into the fight with one-on-one confrontations being the order of the day - pick your champion and bash your way to the finish. Other game modes include Survival (defeat as many opponents as possible with one health meter), Time Attack, Team Battle, Ghost Battle and Vs Battle if you want to tussle with another player offline.
For anyone who wants a bit more narrative to go with their fisticuffs, Scenario Campaign is ideal. Taking the main story of the game, you roam around a more open environment battling multiple thugs and aggressors to proceed. Once you beat all the foes in that area, you can move on to the next. Sometimes you'll have a partner to fight with, while pick-ups and weapons, such as a Gatling gun and flamethrower, litter the environment to help you out.
Regardless of which mode you choose the timeless gameplay of Tekken remains. The massive number of moves to complement the wealth of characters means there's always something to master, and the quick and responsive fighting makes it smooth, fun and engaging.
The use of destructible environments keeps the bouts intense as you tactically work your way around the arena trying to find an opening in your opponent's defence and bombard them with a combination to put them out for the count. There's also the Rage system which allows you to inflict more damage when your vitality is low, and the literally stunning Bound attack.
If you want to fight with others outside of your living room, Tekken 6 obliges with some comprehensive customisation and online content. Ranked Match puts you into battles which affect your overall world ranking, while Player Match leaves out ranking and lets you fight for fun and bragging rights.
The set-up is quick and easy, throwing you straight into a battle once you've chosen your mode and character. With the added element of unpredictability brought by friends and other Tekken fans, taking the fight online is addictive and enjoyable. And with the large number of characters to choose from, there's a wide variety of fighting styles to go up against and study.
Outside of the confrontations, you can check out the worldwide leaderboard and see who's among the best Tekken 6 players out there across its various modes. You can also download or upload ghost data to simulate fights against others (or let them fight against a simulated version of you based on your style). This is invaluable in letting you learn from your defeats and devise new tactics from your successes.
There's never been a better way to prove your skills in Tekken than going online, brawling it out and seeing your name high on the leaderboard as a result. It's all there for the taking - can you rise to the Iron Fist challenge?
Tekken 6 is rated:
PEGI: Age 16+
Take your pick from the biggest ever roster of TEKKEN characters as you challenge up to three friends in a variety of bouts.
Experience a dizzying array of move combinations.
Discover a range of innovative community features via PlayStation Network.
Few beat ‘em ups can claim to be as good looking as TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2. From the very start you're treated to a dazzling intro that sets the mood for a grand battle between deadly cyborgs, scarred martial artists and even some feisty animals.
No matter who you choose, each combatant looks incredible. From tutu wearing grizzly bears to mystical entities, the level of detail on TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2's massive roster is a feast for the eyes. Hair thrashes, limbs twist and special moves crackle with energy.
The beautiful fighting stages are equally impressive, transporting you to memorable locations such as a stunning tulip festival in the Netherlands and an atmospheric underground lair in Japan. Some arenas also change dramatically as you slam your opponent through breakable walls and floors and shatter nearby pots and trinkets.
Best of all, you can customise this engaging brawler to truly make it your game. Change the background music of each stage, whether it's shuffling the pre-existing soundtrack or importing your own punchy tunes. Then customise the loading screens, the characters' costumes and other details to create the most personalised TEKKEN game ever.
Who will you fight with... or against? TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 on PlayStation 3 features over 50 characters to delight fans of the series as well as newcomers.
Those familiar with the King of Iron Fist tournament will welcome the likes of Paul Phoenix and Anna Williams. Meanwhile newer combatants such as the masked Jaycee add something different to the impressive roster.
Each character brings their distinctive personality to the arena, giving them a unique look and feel. Bryan Fury's crazed laughter during victory complements his maniacal fighting style, whereas the smooth martial arts of Jun Kazama suit her calm nature.
With so many different characters to choose from, it's best to pick someone who matches your fighting style. If you're a fist flailing brawler who loves power moves, then the likes of Craig Marduk and King may be your first choices. If you prefer someone a little more unpredictable, why not try capoeira expert Eddy Gordo or the wooden training dummy Mokujin, who can mimic any fighting style?
If you've ever wanted to learn jaw-dropping martial arts and then show off your special powers in the tropical rainforest of Brazil or a gorgeous riverside promenade in Paris, then this is one game you can't afford to miss. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 on PlayStation 3 flies you across the globe to prove your fighting ability.
Choose your favourites from over 50 characters and prepare for battles which seamlessly blend balletic grace with fearsome combat. Most fighters have over 100 pages of documented moves, ranging from simple kicks and punches to complex combos that will leave your opponents reeling.
Don't feel intimidated by this beefy catalogue of attacks, however. The entertaining and comprehensive Fight Lab teaches you the basics and advanced techniques, so it's never been easier to learn the incredible depths of TEKKEN. Here you'll master valuable partnership skills such as Tag Throw and Tag Assault, which can deal some devastating damage to hapless rivals. Make sure you time your tags well or you could leave your partner in danger before they return to the sidelines for a health restoring break.
It's also important to learn the unique relationships the characters share in the story to take advantage of the rage meter. As a fighter's health gets lower during a bout, your resting partner becomes enraged. The better the relationship between partners, the angrier they become, so when you tag them into the battle they experience a temporary strength boost.
Getting into the rhythm of the game's strategic fighting system is made painless through the variety of modes available to you from the start. You can customise your own training in Practice mode, tackle a series of opponents leading to a final boss in the Arcade Battle and build a roster of up to eight characters for larger fights in Team Battle.
Fancy something a bit more difficult? Then Time Attack challenges you to finish the game as quickly as possible, while Survival throws endless waves of foes against you until your health has entirely gone. Think you're up to the challenge?
The heart of any fighting game is in its multiplayer modes, and TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 has plenty to get your blood rushing. Build up your rank by taking part in offline modes such as Ghost Battle. All of your wins, losses and the characters you use are stored on your profile so you're constantly recording your growth as a fighter.
If you're still not ready to go online, jump into a VS Battle with up to three friends in the same room and enjoy a variety of tag team scraps. Use these opportunities to customise your favourite characters and become familiar with their techniques.
Ready to go online and take on the world via PlayStation Network? Don't dive straight in yet. Study the best players through replays on the TEKKEN Channel and then warm up on a practice dummy while the game searches for others for you to play against online. Don't forget to register your profile on the World TEKKEN Federation via your PC at http://tag2.tekken.com/register.
This free service lets you recruit friends, share tips and get in-depth statistics on each fight. It's the perfect partner to TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2, letting you mix it up with a passionate community as you create teams, learn new techniques and go toe to toe with the finest fighters across the globe.
TEKKEN™ TAG TOURNAMENT 2 is rated:
PEGI: Age 16+
Clash swords with 25 courageous characters, including Ezio from the Assassin's Creed series.
Create and customise your very own warrior - tailor their appearance, weapons, fighting style and more.
Conquer the world by taking your combat online via PlayStation Network, where you can battle, chat and share replays.
SOULCALIBUR™V is rated:
PEGI: Age 16+
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