There is a Tekken related contest going on at Facebook right now. Basically, you can either remix one of the original songs in the game or provide your own custom artwork. The winning artwork will be featured in the collectors edition art book. I’ve read through all the rules and it doesn’t say that it excludes USA, however it very obviously is a Namco Europe contest (prizes are announced in Euros, and you win the European collectors edition since North American collectors edition hasn’t been announced yet). Waiting to hear back from someone about it, but for now it should be fun to mess around with anyway!
Submissions will be accepted until July 16. There will be a voting process to determine the finalists. Full press release after the jump. Click here for the contest.
‘WE ARE TEKKEN’ IS LIVE: CREATE YOUR OWN VISION OF TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2
– NAMCO BANDAI Games Announces Massive Collaborative Project for Artists, Musicians, and YOU To Become Part of the TEKKEN Legend -
LYON, FRANCE – 20 June 2012 – Today was the moment TEKKEN jumped off the stage and into the crowd to launch an explosive collaborative project for TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, the most hotly anticipated installment to date in the 40 million plus selling TEKKEN franchise. The WE ARE TEKKEN project is about artists, music producers and fans – that means you – re-imagining TEKKEN in their own unique way by asking themselves one simple question: if I were in charge of TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, what would it look and sound like?
From today, anyone who wants to take part in the project can re-imagine the visuals or music of TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 in their own unique style by producing an original piece of art based on game characters and environments or by remixing one of six tracks from the game’s original soundtrack. Artists and music producers have from today until July 16th to submit their work, with the ultimate goal of being hand-picked by the TEKKEN team to win tons of amazing prizes. Winners will be announced July 23rd.
For more information and to enter your work, visit the WE ARE TEKKEN app at https://www.facebook.com/tekken, or for the remix competition only, head straight to the website of WE ARE TEKKEN partner Juno Download at http://www.junodownload.com/remix_tekken/.
To launch the project and provide some inspiration to fans, NAMCO BANDAI Games has collaborated with a number of renowned artists, illustrators and electronic music producers from North America and Europe to create their own visions of
TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2.
Remixes of the game’s original soundtrack have been created by electro house artists Crookers, Busy P, Siriusmo, Jokers of the Scene and His Majesty Andre; drum’n’bass producers Logistic and Benton; moombahton rising stars Sazon Booya and more.
TEKKEN characters have been re-imagined by comic artists Neal Adams, Alan Kupperberg, Daniel Govar, Jock, Ben Willsher and Jon Davis Hunt; low-brow legends Frank Kozik and Vince Ray; illustrators McBess and Adam Haynes; and graphic artist Superdeux.
The vision of TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 created by these artists and producers will be presented in the artbook alongside the winning fan entries and on an exclusive remix CD in the WE ARE TEKKEN limited retail edition of the game, scheduled for European launch on 14th September 2012.
“We have never done anything like this before. The WE ARE TEKKEN project is going to provide us an amazing vision of how TEKKEN might look and sound in a parallel universe,” said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Project Director at NAMCO BANDAI GAMES Inc. “Everybody on the TEKKEN team is really excited to see and hear what the fans will create.”
For full details on how to get involved and to check out the art and music for yourself, get yourself down to https://www.facebook.com/tekken, or head straight to the remix competition at the Juno Download website at http://www.junodownload.com/remix_tekken/.
The impatiently awaited sequel to the legendary TEKKEN Tag Tournament released in 2000, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® has been rebuilt completely from the ground up for the two home consoles. The game will come loaded with tons of new features not available in the existing arcade version, including online functionality that has been comprehensively reworked in direct response to player feedback.
To keep up to date with everything happening in the TEKKEN universe, join the global TEKKEN family today at http://www.facebook.com/tekken and follow Harada-san on Twitter: @Harada_TEKKEN.