Tekken wouldn't be the same without exploding fists

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.

[source siliconera.com]