E3 2012: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Stands Alone on Wii U

Waiting for a new challenger

When 3DS was announced, it seemed like publishers rushed to announce their fighting games for the system, but Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is something of a lone wolf on Wii U.

While Warner Bros.' Injustice: Gods Among Us takes a serious look at DC Comics characters, TTT2 went a bit tongue-in-cheek with its trailer, showing Heihachi Mishima eat a Mega Mushroom and lay the smack down (people still say that, right?) on Jin Kazama. Last year's video showed the Wii U GamePad used to draw on characters with a 'mark of shame'; here's hoping that survives in TTT2.

Namco Bandai tells us it'll have exclusive Wii U content, but we don't know what it is yet.

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.

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