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Tekken 3D Prime Edition Punches Europe on 17th February

Posted by James Newton

Just a day after Japan

Talk about your short waits.

Nintendo and Namco Bandai have signed a deal to bring Tekken 3D Prime Edition to Europe on 17th February 2012, just 24 hours after its Japanese release.

As with other 3DS fighting titles — Dead or Alive: Dimensions and Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition — Nintendo will handle sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout Europe and Australia.

Not only is it the first Tekken on a Nintendo format since way back in the Game Boy Advance days, Tekken Prime 3D Edition also comes with the animated Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie on the cartridge in full 3D.

Interestingly the press release states the game "will make the most of the Wi-Fi functionality of the Nintendo 3DS", though doesn't say much more about what that is.

Will you be grabbing this one in February?


21st December, 2011 – Good news for European fans of action-packed fighting games, Nintendo and NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. have today confirmed that they have entered into a new distribution agreement for the forthcoming game TEKKEN™ 3D PRIME EDITION, scheduled for release exclusively on Nintendo 3DS across Europe on 17 February 2012. Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout European territories and Australia, with NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. remaining as the publisher.

TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION for Nintendo 3DS will see the famous King of Iron Fist Tournament fought in 3D for the first time, with the unique functionality of the Nintendo 3DS delivering a more realistic and dynamic TEKKEN™ experience. Players will choose from a selection of more than 40 characters and do battle on totally new stages alongside others redesigned especially for Nintendo 3DS. TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION will make the most of the Wi-Fi functionality of the Nintendo 3DS, and deliver fast-paced dynamic battles with impressive graphics running at a high frame rate.

For the first time on Nintendo 3DS, a full-length CG movie will be available on the game cartridge. TEKKEN Blood Vengeance is produced by Digital Frontier (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note, Appleseed) and directed by Youichi Mouri (opening movies for TEKKEN 5 and TEKKEN 6: Bloodline Rebellion). Taking the history and legacy of the TEKKEN universe into a full-length CG movie, TEKKEN Blood Vengeance will be included on the TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION cartridge, in full 3D.

TEKKEN™ 3D PRIME EDITION, will be available across Europe on 17 February 2012 exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. For more information about this and other features, visit and

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User Comments (20)



Acebobbyskill said:

Awesome. Got Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition but still am defornataley going to get this. Its gonna ROCK



Noire said:

I'll be looking to pick it up once it drops here; it'll be my first Tekken game. Dimensions was my first DoA game and that went spectacular so I'm hoping lightning strikes twice. :3



Blaze said:

This may well be a launch day buy. The fact that it runs at 60FPS whilst in 3D and has a movie included on the cartridge are pretty amazing features.



misswliu81 said:

yay! so looking forward to it. plus, hopefully more fighting games will arrive for the 3ds next year.



retro_player_22 said:

I'm just glad that it will have online play, it seems every fighting games for the 3DS has one except BlazBlue: CSII which is sad indeed since I enjoy that game more.




Even though I'm mainly a Nintendo consoles fan now, one of my most favourite games series is the Tekken series on the PS consoles. One of the few PS2 games I have left are a couple of the Tekken games - I think i've played them all though.

Already pre-ordered this and cannot wait. Don't frack it up.



mOOgBunny said:

Not played Tekken since the original PlayStation versions but I will buy this just to have the full length 3D movie. Don't know what it is like & I don't care I just want 3D movies on the 3DS.



Warioware said:

Might sound like a strange question but does anybody know if the arcade or story mode single player "campaigns" will have endings for the characters? I normally like some sort of reward at the end of arcade to keep me playing single player in fighters and it was one of my few criticisms of DOA Dimensions.

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