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Good news for fighting game fans and the FGC at large, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 producer Katsuhiro Harada talked openly about Capcom's recent trip-up getting caught red-handed with disc-locked content in Street Fighter X Tekken. According to Harada, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will have a story mode for each and every character, but the game will not have any DLC characters or disc-locked characters. Everything will be accessible right there on the disc.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will sport more than 50 characters, pair-play, scramble modes, tag team modes and more. Producer Katsuhiro Harada also confirmed via Twitter that each character will have their own brief story sequence that will actually be longer than what they were in Tekken 6.
In an interview with 360 Magazine, Harada also stated that...
Regarding DLC, or disk-locked content, Tekken’s never really done that before and charged for it. However, we did have a system, if you remember Tekken one through five, where characters unlocked as you play, but we never charged for it. The concept itself was there.
What a sensible statement, that almost makes me want to kiss the man. Well, not really but that's such a welcomed statement amidst so many excuses why features we used to get in games are being stripped out and resold as extras, such as costumes, characters, preset-combos and heck, even colors. I mean, colors? Really?
Anyways, Capcom suffered a public humiliation at the hands of gamers because of their incontinent DLC practices. Hopefully they ease up on that in future game releases. Gamers looking forward to Tekken Tag Tournament 2 can at least rest easy knowing that when the game ships this September for the Xbox 360 and PS3 it won't feature disc-locked content, missing characters or additional features locked behind a pay-wall. All the characters you enjoyed and loved to play throughout the Tekken universe will make the cut so there's no worries about missing favorites or having to pay extra for them if they do arrive via DLC.
You can learn more about Tekken Tag Tournament 2 by visiting the Official Website.