13th Aug2012

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Opening Cinematic

by Rip

Eurogamer has just released the console opening cinematic for Tekken Tag Tournament 2! Jinpachi, Kunimitsu, Ogre, Angel and more – plus some awesome throwback music to Tekken Tag 1… I’m a fan! FlyingWonkey has ripped it for your youtube’ing please:

10th Aug2012

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Tutorial Video #2 – Intermediate 1 of 2

by Rip

Continuing on with our tutorial series for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, this time we go into some intermediate topics with zoning in 3D, the throw system, and advanced movement with topics such as backdash cancelling, wavedashing, snake dashing, and more. We bit of more than we could chew with this episode, so we had to cut it up into two pieces. Second half should be up early next week with combos from some of the new characters.

08th Aug2012

Julia Hardy & Lion-o: Beginner’s Guide to Strategy & Tactics for Tekken Tag 2

by Rip

Over in the UK, Tekken player Lion-o has got a “Beginner’s Guide to Strategy & Tactics” for Tekken Tag 2 up with Julia Hardy. I don’t know who she is, but I like her! Jinpachi stance ftw. I actually had thought about doing a tutorial series where I take someone who knows absolutely nothing about Tekken and try to teach them the game. People who are totally new to the game have the best questions. I love how she understandably looks completely lost the first time Lion-o explains the tag assault combo. Separately, shouldn’t be too much longer before our next LUYG tutorial vid goes up as well!

02nd Aug2012

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Tutorial Video #1 – The Basics

by Rip

Namco Bandai Games of America has partnered up with Level Up Your Game to produce a brand new introductory series for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 aimed at teaching new and returning players everything they need to know to hit the ground running when the game hits store shelves the week of September 10th worldwide. This four part series will be released weekly and cover all of the basics of the game. Leave any feedback below in the comments and thanks for watching!

01st Aug2012

Hori Officially Reveals Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Stick

by Rip

Over at their Facebook page Hori has revealed images of their Tekken Tag Tournament 2 stick. Images of this stick first showed up at Amazon for Hori Japan, but in the past it was not uncommon for Hori Japan to have different stick art / branding. It looks like the art is now confirmed and that the body will be that of the Soul Calibur 5 stick. Check out the screens below.

31st Jul2012

estars*Seoul 2012 – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Results and Vids

by Rip

The estars*Seoul 2012 Tournament for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has concluded and Knee has come out the victor beating out Holeman in the grand finals. This single elimination tournament brought players from around the world together to compete in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited. NYC Fab was voted in to compete for the USA, but unfortunately the tournament was run on stick (and all the players on the voting list were pad players?!). Hopefully next time estars considers this obvious oversight and makes accommodations for pad players or only puts players who can play on stick in the voting process. Check out more match vids after the jump:

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15th Jul2012

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Online Preview – Comic-Con 2012

by Rip

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Namco/Microsoft Tekken Tag Tournament 2 After Party this past Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. At the party Namco showed off a new build of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 that featured the online play. 8 stations were setup in a network (so it was always 5 bars) and we would be randomly assigned opponents as if we were online. For the most part, lag was non-existant, but again its 5 bars on a local network, so its pretty much expected. Hopefully this bodes well for the online play going forward though! Best feature = mini practice mode between matches! Also, when connecting to an opponent it shows their disconnect rate! I recorded two short clips that show some of it in action – check it out after the jump and remember that this build is a work in progress.
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