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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition Coming To European eShop

Posted by Andy Green

Just not right away

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition will be available to download via the eShop on the same day the Wii U launches over in Japan and it has now been confirmed that European Wii U owners will be getting the same treatment, albeit not straight away.

European Wii U owners will be able to download a copy of the game at some point in the launch window - that's between November 30th and March 31st - though it will most likely be in the New Year at some point. It appears that Namco Bandai is starting to really get behind making retail games available through online stores, with the game being released digitally across all platforms including PSN and Xbox Live. This will give gamers the option to download a copy instead of traipsing down to the nearest store and buying a physical one.

As we already know, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition will take up a huge chunk of your storage space – 16.7GB to be precise – so if you’re thinking of downloading it you may need to get yourself an external hard drive. As was confirmed yesterday, you can play your downloaded games straight from your USB storage device and it seems many Wii U owners will be needing to pick one up as the Wii U’s internal storage is quite limited – especially if you've bought the Basic Pack which will only have 3GB of space available for downloaded games.

What do you think? Will you be getting Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition from the eShop or will the hefty file size put you off it? Let us know in the comments below.

[via joystiq.com]

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User Comments (8)

RupeeClock

#1

RupeeClock said:

I doubt it would be the heavy size that will put people off, but the hefty pricetag.
They will probably be guilty of charging at RRP, more than retailers in brick and mortar stores or online.

Bulbousaur

#2

Bulbousaur said:

When I do get a Wii U I'll get an external hard drive, so the size is no real problem for me. The real problem with digital retail releases is the price. I will always take the cheapest option when it comes to buying a game new. This game digital will most likely be £10 more than a physical copy, and I will not be interested in buying digital.

Make digital less expensive than physical (which is the logical thing to do with postage and packaging costs), and we'll talk, OK?

WaLzgiStaff

#6

WaLzgi said:

@Blodtryck It may actually be more expensive to run a server than to make a disk. Don't assume that digital is a lot cheaper.

manic221

#8

manic221 said:

£23.99 permanent reduction on the eShop now :) but at 16gb i'll need to buy a external Hard Drive first... (i have a premium but i don't want most of what i have left taken up by this...)

By the way can someone tell me why Wii U game files are so friggin large?! For example on competing consoles Assassins Creed III is 6gb on Wii U it's something like 12 - 15gb i forget exactly is their any reasonable explanation for why these files are so much larger?

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