Bandai Namco, made a huge announcement in August 2016 that a mobile version of the famous game is arriving, which got a lot of fans very excited. A soft-launching was made for the Canadian market, and what was certainly surprising was that the developers opted for the “swipe fight” style of combat, instead of the Tekken “button-mashing” combat we’re used to on consoles and PC.
This decision was obviously influenced by other popular fighting games in the market such as Marvel: Contest of Champions and the Injustice mobile games. People might have been disappointed with the decision, however, since this a mobile version of Tekken, it certainly makes sense.
We, of course, were lucky enough to try it out and, was pleasantly surprised. The game is not as fully put-together, however, that is expected since the game is not officially released. The mobile version of Tekken though looked stunning on the mobile screen and is probably better looking than the popular games mentioned earlier. The game is free to play and, has a ton of content for free users.
Since the soft launch way back in August, Bandai Namco has been very busy and active in getting the game just right for the official launch. The developers have a variety of new characters and content to make the game a more ‘fuller’ experience.
Tekken will not be launched worldwide on the same day, rather it will on different dates in different parts of the world. South East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America will be first ones to get their hands on Tekken, which will be February 1st. then in the second week Feb, the game will be made available in Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Russia, Austria, Italy, France and Spain. The game will finally launch in the US, along with Hong-Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, on March 1st.
The ‘pre-registration campaign by Bandai Namco was hit, as there were 1.5 million pre-registrations. This shows the power of the Tekken brand that has been built over years. Also due to this success, the developers will be introducing a new character exclusively for the mobile version. I’m sure that’s enough to get a lot of people excited.
We tried the soft-launch version of Tekken and we loved it. We will be counting the days until March 1st so that we can really sink our teeth into this classic fighter