During the Nintendo conference today Namco Bandai had a couple titles shown of, including the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and a new game called (appropriately) Tank! Tank! Tank!.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is certainly a known quantity at this point, but the official PR reveals that it will have online fighting like the other console release, and some unannounced unique mechanics that’ll probably make use of the Wii U GamePad.The small video clips we saw of TTT2 during the conference also showed off some customization options, including a humorous moment involving a Super Mario Power-Up mushroom and Heihachi.
Tank! Tank! Tank! on the other hand, is certainly new for consoles. If I’m not mistaken, there is a Namco produced arcade game under the same name, but I’ve never had a chance to play it. It promises to be some type of multiplayer party game, but not enough was shown just yet to give us a better idea of what it’s all about. The only disappointing bit of info in the press release you’ll see below is that the game title is apparently a working title. Hopefully Namco Bandai comes to their senses and just makes it the official one.
To read up more on both announcements, feel free to check out the full press release from Namco Bandai below.
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2(WORKING TITLE) AND TANK! TANK! TANK! (WORKING TITLE) FOR THE Wii U SYSTEM
Both Titles to be Available Winter 2012 for the Wii U System
LOS ANGELES, Calif., (June 5, 2012) ? Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced TEKKEN? TAG TOURNAMENT 2 (working title) and TANK! TANK! TANK!? (working title) for the Wii U? system from Nintendo. The upcoming titles offer their own unique brand of explosive arcade action for video game fans of all ages.
TEKKEN? TAG TOURNAMENT 2 (working title)
The TEKKEN series smashes its way to Wii U with the largest roster of characters and modes to ever hit a Nintendo console. Based on the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT? 2 arcade engine, TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 for Wii U features stunning graphics, an unparalleled fighting system, online multiplayer and robust customization options. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 for Wii U will also feature exciting exclusive content for the Wii U system, giving the title its own unique flair that will appeal to both hardcore and casual fans of the fighting game genre.
TANK! TANK! TANK! (working title)
Get ready for one of the most bombastic battle-party-games ever with TANK! TANK! TANK! Players will find a fantastic armament of tanks and weapons at their disposal to dispatch the enemy threat, including mechanical insects, gigantic dragons and even other players. Team up with three other friends to battle with or against each other in fully destructible environments in a variety of action-packed story and multiplayer modes where weapons are never in short supply and threats are hiding behind every corner. Players will be able to arm their tanks with lasers, machine guns, missile pods, the dreaded Colossus Missile along with power-ups scattered throughout each map.