If you were fearing that the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 game may suffer the same fate as Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken with regards to on-disc DLC, we have some good news for you.
The producer for the game Katsuhiro Harada has confirmed in a recent interview that Tekken Tag 2 will not have any DLC characters locked on the disc. Like previous Tekken games in the series, Harada confirmed that their policy is to include all the bulk content up front, and it’s that statement that is likely to put a smile on many gamers faces this week and secure their pre-order.
Speaking of pre-ordering, Harada did mention that pre-ordering the game would get you some bonuses before everyone else. He has revealed that those who pre-order Tekken Tag 2 will have early access to some characters, but unlike Capcom and other developers – Namco Bandai will be making these characters free to everyone else after a certain period of time.
Obviously this doesn’t mean that there won’t be any paid-DLC for the game at all though – we would still like to see some after release of course. However, just the fact that Tekken veterans will be able to play through the game and we’re guessing unlock the characters after completing the game is very refreshing. This is called sticking to your roots, and it’s something that many of you feel Capcom are not doing at the moment.
NetherRealm Studios are another developer who are getting it right at the moment with their Mortal Kombat reboot. They released free character skins alongside paid-DLC characters which they could have easily charged a small fee for, but they didn’t. Why? Because it gives something back to those who supported the game at launch. Capcom has a big job now in restoring their damaged fanbase, all because they got caught out by locking away content on the disc. Let’s hope that Street Fighter 5 or whatever comes next will not follow the same tactics.
Will you be pre-ordering Tekken Tag Tournament 2 after hearing the good news about DLC? Let us know your thoughts on the current state of the fighting genre.