Sat, Aug 08, 2009 | 15:17 BST
Namco Bandai and Penny Arcade announce webcomic for Tekken 6
Namco Bandai and Penny Arcade are teaming up to bring you a new webcomic based on Tekken 6.
The limited series is a six-parter focusing on the mysterious past of Roger who was created using Kangaroo DNA.
At least we assume it’s Roger because that’s how his creation was explained in Tekken 2. Who knows where the guys at Penny Arcade will take this.
Game’s out October 27 in the US for PS3 and Xbxox 360.
Full press release after the break.
August 7, 2009 – SANTA CLARA, Calif. – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and revered webcomic, Penny Arcade, today announced a limited comic strip series for TEKKEN 6, the latest installment to the blockbuster fighting video game franchise. Launching today, the six-part series is an entertaining take on the mysterious past of one of TEKKEN 6′s elusive characters.
A must-have for fighting aficionados, TEKKEN 6 sees the return of many familiar faces and new characters to create the largest line-up in franchise history. Adding to the already robust gaming experience, dynamic and destructible environments will enable players to punch their enemies through concrete walls or kick them through floors to open a whole new battleground. Players can also take the battle online for classic match-ups and to compete for world domination. Furthermore, an impressive real-time motion blur effect has been implemented to provide the richest visuals the series has ever seen.
Featuring a new Scenario Campaign mode, players are introduced to a unique hybrid control system that combines conventional fighting game controls with free movement. This system allows them to progress through the story and mow down hordes of enemies while still enjoying fighting game action either alone or cooperatively online. For the first time in the series, players will have an arsenal of staffs, machine guns, flame throwers, and even giant robots at their disposal.
Comic fans and diehard TEKKEN followers can view the strip on the game’s official site www.tekken.com/comic.
For more information on the game please visit: www.tekken.com or www.namcobandaigames.com.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN, SOULCALIBUR, Naruto and Tekken brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.
About Penny Arcade
Equal parts online comic and commentary, Penny Arcade (http://www.penny-arcade.com) keeps its finger on the pulse of the gaming industry, prompting conversation and controversy alike from community members and industry experts. What started as a hobby in 1998 for Jerry “Tycho” Holkins and Mike “Gabe” Krahulik has grown into an online phenomenon serving over 70 million page views a month to millions of readers worldwide. In addition to the comic strip and PAX (www.paxsite.com), Penny Arcade has expanded its reach to include a growing line of merchandise, a video game and management of Child’s Play (www.childsplaycharity.org), a gamer-driven charity for children that spans the globe