Namco Bandai has announced Tekken Card Tournament, a free-to-play title that allows players to purchase physical packs of QR cards for assistance.
This project will be launched on PC, smartphones and tablets. Players must hunt down and collect attack cards to win one-on-one battles styled like the main series.
Most interestingly, physical cards will feature. Later in the year, Namco Bandai will launch a range of powerful packs that can be scanned into the game using QR codes.
“The unique features of the physical cards being linked with the digital game is an instant stand-out feature,” PR and marketing director Lee Kirton told MCV.
“This is very unique and innovative, especially for a fighting game. In addition the game offers full 3D graphics but also as explained previously interactions with physical cards, QR scanning and Augmented Reality which many of our competitors do not offer.”
Cross-play will also feature, letting PC fiends and mobile users to battle it out wherever they are.
Earlier in the day, Tekken chief Katushiro Harada hinted at something new from the franchise. Something new we certainly got.