The best party ever

Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for its upcoming Wii U fighter Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Featuring over 50 fighters, including punchy Panda, wooden man Mokujin and dozens of slightly less absurd characters, it boasts brawling a-plenty and a Snoop Dogg collaboration. At E3 we saw that Mario power-ups are in the Wii U version too.

Up to four players can take to the fighting floor at once, and there are several modes to bash your way through, including the standard arcade option, survival, time attack and ghost battles, in which you go up against CPU fighters that emulate players around the world. There're also online match-ups; opponents can be selected from a World Arena lobby, and there's a Tekken Channel to watch fight replays afterwards. If that's not enough, you can also dress your characters up in a number of bizarre costumes.

Tekken chief producer Katsuhiro Harada recently said that the team wants to keep the game simple when it comes to Wii U GamePad, as a second display may cause distraction in a fast-paced fighting game. The controller screen is likely to be used for move shortcuts or as the primary display away from the television.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is out later this year.