360 Gamer reports that Tekken Team’s Katsuhiro Harada is still open to a possible Tekken VS Virtua Fighter game. You might remember an old newspaper advertisement back in 2001 pitting VF vs Tekken… Déjà vu? It’s a well known fact that Sega’s AM2 and Namco’s Tekken Team would often have lunch with each other… But did you know that they actually took it a step further? For the full story, click below!
Namco still up for Tekken vs. VF, control system tested
But there would be ‘many difficulties’, says Harada
Namco is still interested in doing a Tekken vs. VF title, according to Tekken 6 director Katsuhiro Harada.
Namco has openly expressed its desire to bring the two genre-leading heavyweights together on several occasions in the past – a desire that’s not gone away.
Speaking to 360 Gamer, Harada said that a Tekken vs. VF game had come so close to happening on a few occasions, that Namco had even tested elements of the gameplay that could go into such a game.
“The truth is that I have been working to fulfil this dream from over ten years ago,” Harada replied, when asked if such a game could happen.
“There were several occasions on which it came close to realisation. Opinions may vary, but I have wanted to do this for a long time. Therefore, the chance is not zero. It is possible.
“However, there would be many difficulties during actual development. First off, which team would develop it? I have some ideas for the controls and fighting system. Some parts have even been tested.
“It’s really up to the fans and whether they want it. If you have opinions about this, please send them to me!”
Harada didn’t mention how things were looking at the moment. But with Mario & Sonic at the Olympics having done well for Sega, hopefully we’ll see its other great franchise given the chance to link up with its biggest rival.
Here are some old pictures from the 2001 PlayStation 2 event courtesy of Defensor!