Katsuhiro Harada was interviewed during a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 show in Taiwan. He talked mainly about the TTT sequel, however, he also mentioned the upcoming crossovers by Namco Bandai and Capcom. Check out the rest of the entry for points taken during the interview.
• TTT2’s Character roster is still pegged at 44 (biggest roster yet in Tekken).
• Jun Kazama is mentioned, and once again Harada clarifies that officially Jun was never considered ‘dead’, but ‘missing’.
• Tekken Tag 2’s graphic quality is much better than that of Tekken 6. Improvements include more detail in facial expressions, musculature in character models, shader effects and other extensive treatments (talk about Extreme Makeover!). In terms of polygons used, TTT2 uses 1.5 more than T6 did.
• The version shown in the Taipei Expo is not the latest version (maybe the AOU build) and has some slowdown. The final version will have no slowdown in play.
• The game is about 70-75% complete, but development was delayed due to the recent earthquake.
• Harada reveals that the game may have an Autumn 2011 (October) release for areas outside Japan.
• TTT2’s story is, once again with feeling, non-canon.
• Harada still won’t speak about a console version since the arcade game isn’t out yet, but a home translation is something to look forward to afterwards.
• Progress on SF x Tekken is (to Harada’s estimation) 50%, while Tekken X SF is at 0%(!) since the Tekken devs are concentrating on TTT2.