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Tekken 3D Packs In 40 Fighters at 60 Frames Per Second

Posted by James Newton

A contender?

As the first Tekken game to grace a Nintendo console since Tekken Advance nearly ten years ago, Tekken 3D Prime Edition has a lot of catching up to do. Namco Bandai is certainly going all-out to bring a sizeable cast of characters to the 3D fighter, with over 40 characters crammed into the 3DS cartridge.

As well as featuring 3DS's biggest line-up of pugilists yet, the game also runs at a full 60 frames per second in 2D or 3D mode, whereas competitors Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Dead or Alive: Dimensions run at 60fps in 2D and 30fps with the 3D effect on.

The cartridge will strain a little more as it also contains a 3D version of Tekken: Blood Vengeance, a 90-minute CGI film.

Tekken 3D Prime Edition is due out in Japan in mid-February; we'll update you on a Western release when Namco Bandai announces a date.

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (34)

Aviator

#1

Aviator said:

Wow. 60fps with the 3D on will be impressive if it's pulled off well.

47drift

#2

47drift said:

I bought both SSFIV3DE and DOAD on their release dates and will definitely be picking this up as well. I never miss a fighting game, and this is looking like the best one to be on a handheld ever.

CorbsAdmin

#6

Corbs said:

Will depend on how good Street Fighter X Tekken is on Vita. If it's good I might just stick with it, but we'll see how this one turns out. Sounds really good so far. :D

NintyMan

#11

NintyMan said:

Neat, it should be the best fighter for the 3DS yet. Looks like it might be out in the west in mid- February if Japan's date is anything to go by.

James

#12

James said:

@jibberldd5 "The cartridge will strain a little more as it also contains a 3D version of Tekken: Blood Vengeance, a 90-minute CGI film."

@XCWarrior Yes, when announced by Western companies :)

accc

#13

accc said:

Correction, SSF4 also runs at 60 fps with 3D off (but you have to disable the 3D from the menu for it to work). Also, 30 fps is not "solid", it's a hideous compromise which should have become obsolete with the start of the PS2 era. No fighting game fan worth his salt would ever be caught dead playing a fighting game at 30 fps.

daznsaz

#16

daznsaz said:

yea if the vitas 3d looks as good as the 3ds oh wait.no brainer 3ds all the way

misswliu81

#18

misswliu81 said:

looks great. i'm hoping soulcalibur, virtua fighter and king of fighters 13 get the 3DS treatment as well too.

Expa0

#19

Expa0 said:

Why do they have to cram some crappy movie into a video game?! I'd rather they used the space to add an arcade mode ending to every character.

daznsaz

#20

daznsaz said:

nothing wrong with me but vita not having 3d is wrong for them lol.bet the 90mins tekken will look good with the 3d cranked up.

warioswoods

#21

warioswoods said:

The screenshots continue to underwhelm, as have all the gameplay videos I've seen. Everything seems plastic-y, badly animated, badly textured.

Personally, I'd prefer they went with 30fps with 3D (the oddball 60fps purists can play w/out 3D), if that means polishing up the graphics more. DoA Dimensions looks absolutely gorgeous, as if it were a generation ahead of what I'm seeing here.

timp29

#26

timp29 said:

Comes with a movie :o
Instabuy. Although the tekken movie (not the CGI one) is horrendously bad.

daznsaz

#28

daznsaz said:

only played tekken few times years ago.by the sounds of some of the comments its a bit of a rough game.thought it would be polished with the years its been going.

stromboli

#29

stromboli said:

3DS is becoming a very rich place for fighters, and this one looks quite incredible. Let the 3D revolution continue.

misswliu81

#31

misswliu81 said:

@MeloMan

there was a tekken game titled tekken advance for the GBA a couple of years back. this one was more scaled down and had fewer fighters.

tekken 3D however is going to have 40 fighters, which i think will be all the characters in tekken 6.

cutepichu57

#34

cutepichu57 said:

I bought the game. And i have to say, the graphics and motion is perfect and amazing. But one thing i was dissapointed about was the online fighting, there was so much lag D: But still, a great game.

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