NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA INC. LAUNCHES TEKKEN REVOLUTION EXCLUSIVELY FOR PLAYSTATION NETWORK ON THE PLAYSTATION 3 SYSTEM

TEKKEN Enters the Free-To-Play Arena Available Now for the Americas

Leading video game publisher and developer, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. unloaded a one-two punch upon the free-to-play landscape by releasing TEKKEN REVOLUTION™, the latest title from their 42+ million unit selling TEKKEN® franchise, exclusively for PlayStation®Network on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.  The long-running TEKKEN series continues to revolutionize the fighting game genre by offering the full TEKKEN gameplay experience free-of-charge to the millions of PlayStation 3 system owners connected to the PlayStation Network.

Crafted by NAMCO BANDAI Games’ internal TEKKEN development team, TEKKEN REVOLUTION provides fighting game fans and newcomers alike the hard-hitting gameplay of the famed franchise.  Choose from an initial cast of eight iconic TEKKEN characters to train and battle against AI opponents in Arcade Mode or take on fearsome human rivals spanning the globe through online Ranked and Player Matches.  The game also features new bone-crunching Special Arts and Critical Arts moves designed to help newcomers deliver hard-hitting attacks and advanced players to employ new strategies with their favorite fighters.  For the first time in TEKKEN history, players will be able to level-up their characters, increasing three key attributes; Power, Endurance, and Vigor, to create a combatant tuned to individual play styles.  Develop a defensive tank character with high HP to withstand knockout blows or create an offensive damage-inflicting character with low health but high critical hit rates to devastate opponents with a flurry of attacks.

“We are extremely proud that the TEKKEN franchise will be the first in the fighting game genre to adopt the free-to-play business model for the console market,” said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN series Director at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.  “By moving to a free-to-play model, we hope to open up the fighting game genre to a larger audience. We are excited to see everyone’s reaction to the Special Arts, Critical Arts, and the character enhancement system; we also have several major updates with additional content scheduled for TEKKEN REVOLUTION so we hope everyone will stay tuned!”

TEKKEN REVOLUTION is now available for download free on PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 system.