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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Will Get Free DLC Characters Soon

Starting today, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be available for download on the Playstation Network. Namco have also disclosed that three PS3-exclusive characters will be released for free at some near point (if not already available at time of writing), and will also be available on PSN. Those three characters are Unknown, Dr. Boskonovitch, and Violet.

Namco have also announced that the pre-order characters Ancient Ogre, Kunimitsu, Angel, and Michelle Chang will also be released for free in the near future as well. It is unknown if these characters will make it to the 360 version of the game.

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Tekken Producer Harada Responds To Fan Demands
Fans, particularly Japanese fans, have been very vocal about changes to voice actors in the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and took to Twitter to announce their problems. Apparently, all of the hate the longtime producer of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada, has gotten have given him a bit of a migraine, and he took to Twitter through Eurogamer to issue a response.

[[MORE]]”I have something I want to say to the people who spam me with requests to “switch back (or Bring back) to the voice actors used previously”.
I believe that, before whining and complaining about everything, you need practice at taking a step back and analyzing things objectively. And also at being an adult.
First, the voice you were listening to was 16 years ago, during the PlayStation period. The current generation of consoles are totally different in how they play back sound; both software-wise, and the internal circuitry.
The playback program is different, as well as the sound effects added; reverb and 5.1 are examples of this. The compression rate, as well as the sound rate, is different today. Are you playing games on the same TV you used 16 years ago? What about your speakers? Headphones? They are all the same as 16 years ago? I wonder if it will sound like the same voice as 16 years ago, even with that data..Also, you are assuming the voice actors themselves can reproduce the voice the recorded 16 years ago? Many voice actors decline work because their voice has changed since the original role, some have even retired. Sometimes they won’t accept, even if we ask.
The recording studio and the equipment they use is also different. With all of this in mind, you still thing it is possible to recreate these voices? Some might say “just pay them to reuse the voice data”. But, often the voice actors decline this, or their agency declines.
For example, Brian’s laugh is the actual data fromTekken 3. As fans have requested, we’ve kept using the original, adapting the data recorded 16 years ago to be used on the PS2, and then PS3. Even so, some people said it is a different voice inTekken 6than the original.
It can’t be helped they might think that. As explained above, even though the master data is the same, all of the equipment used in adapting it has completely changed. That said, it isn’t a good idea to try to re-create the older recording environment because then the data sounds heavily compressed, with noise. More than that, it would sound out of place next to the voice data of the newer characters.
WHAT? You say some of the voices sound like they haven’t changed at all? I guess you didn’t notice that the development team has re-recorded them, but made efforts for it to sound as close as possible to the original. And you probably didn’t even notice.
Do you know that all of the voice work for a character is not always done by just one voice actor? Using Brian as an example, the laugh you guys love so much uses the original data from Tekken 3, but the short kiai voice uses a different voice actor, and the “come on!” voice also uses a different voice actor. A lot of other characters also use different voice actors for the spoken lines and for the shouts.
I did the voice work for Marshal and Forest for 15 years. However, I can no longer produce that voice afterTekken 5, so we had a different voice actor forTekken 6.
TheTekkenseries has continued for 17 years. The development environment, as well as the environment in which you all play games, has changed. There are so many characters, and we can’t keep using he same voice actors every time, for a variety of reasons.
I have even complied to the requests of you all spamming me to “bring back characters” from previous installments. You often say, “let’s show the dev team how sincere we are by buying 2 copies if they bring back character X”, but did you really go through with it? Expecting you to at least pre-order the game, I was met with more spam, after you apparently didn’t notice that Jun and Michelle actually return.
I still have some characters left to be revealed that comply with some of your requests, even “bringing back” several others. Even so, none of them are paid DLC. I will continue to sincerely comply with fan requests.
However, I can’t continue to engage the negative ones that, without knowing what you are talking about, or even thinking about what you are saying, blindly repeat “bring back, bring back, bring back…”
After this lengthy explanation, I will be quite surprised if there are still people who still don’t get it. Thanks for understanding or not understanding. Whatever.”

The game is still slated for September in North America and Europe, with a Wii U version planned in the future with updated content.

Tekken Producer Harada Responds To Fan Demands

Fans, particularly Japanese fans, have been very vocal about changes to voice actors in the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and took to Twitter to announce their problems. Apparently, all of the hate the longtime producer of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada, has gotten have given him a bit of a migraine, and he took to Twitter through Eurogamer to issue a response.

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Here’s something you don’t hear often- Exclusive Free DLC For Tekken Tag Tournament 2!
NAMCO BANDAI has announced that depending on where you preorder TTT2 from, you could recieve certain DLC characters for free. If you preorder through Amazon.com or Best Buy, you will be able to download Michelle Chang and Angel. If you preorder through GameStop, you’ll have access to Chang and Angel, plus the characters Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be available starting September 11th on both 360 and PS3 in North America and September 14th in Europe.

Here’s something you don’t hear often- Exclusive Free DLC For Tekken Tag Tournament 2!

NAMCO BANDAI has announced that depending on where you preorder TTT2 from, you could recieve certain DLC characters for free. If you preorder through Amazon.com or Best Buy, you will be able to download Michelle Chang and Angel. If you preorder through GameStop, you’ll have access to Chang and Angel, plus the characters Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be available starting September 11th on both 360 and PS3 in North America and September 14th in Europe.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Free DLC Characters Announced

Ancient Ogre, Michelle, Angel, and Kunimitsu have all been announced as free DLC characters for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, but Namco Bandai still isn’t sure just how they’ll be distributed. The idea of a pre-order incentive drew their attention, but they also noted that if that was the case, they would not be exclusive forever. The incentive would be “early access” to those characters.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is still slated for September release on the PS3 and 360!

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The online in Japan has been highly regarded but also highly criticized, and Namco Bandai promise a complete rework of the feature as well as a ton of additional content when the console versions launch in Holiday 2012.

Whether or not new characters would be added, series producer Katsuhiro Harada tweeted “No comment. Surprise ;P.”

EDIT: The online play mentioned in this post is referring to the arcade version currently out in Japan.