Take that, Europe!

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 www.nintendo.co.uk and www.namcobandaigames.eu