Our friend aris at Avoiding The Puddle rings in the new year with an EPIC podcast! Joining aris on this epic show is none other that TEKKEN series director Katsuhiro Harada, game designer Michael Murray, and Soulcalibur director Daishi Odashima! Click below for all the juicy details on TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 and more!
KOBUSI DOJO and NBGI are live streaming their latest event, KOBUSI-Mania! The event is now going through qualifying rounds in Tokyo, Japan and has been streaming since 16:00 local time. Our good friend Harada-san is also in attendance! Click below and enjoy!
Does your SOUL still burn? Harada-san had one last treat for us for the holidays and here it is! We know at least one man’s soul is burning brightly with a new project. Introducing Daishi Odashima. Odashima-san is currently the game director for the upcoming Soulcalibur project. He began his love with the SOUL series playing the original Soul Calibur and eventually joined the development team for Soul Calibur III. He then went on to design for Soulcalibur IV and Broken Destiny on PSP. With Odashima-san’s new role, let’s all give him our best wishes! Follow him on twitter for the latest updates on the new project!
His first order of business? Letting everyone know…
“Looking and waiting for something special? Make sure to continue following and tell your friends to stay tuned ….”
What could this mean? Updates on the upcoming TEKKEN PROJECT title, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Spring 2011 for Japanese Arcades) have been scarce since MLG’s Grand Final event in Dallas… Or could we possibly be getting more news on TEKKEN X Street Fighter? Or maybe something with a little more… Soul? Whatever it may be, Namco Bandai definitely (from our inside ninja sources) has something in the works. It’d be wise to follow FilthieRich and Harada-san on twitter for the latest info in the coming weeks!
What do you think it is? :)
Katsuhiro Harada has uploaded three videos showing the footage of the limited edition Tekken Tag Tournament Turbo version. Curious the limited event edition of the game works? Click one of the links below.
Following last weekend’s WCG, IAMTEKKEN‘s Aris and MYK have put up the latest episode of their Avoiding the Puddle podcast series, sharing their experiences while at the event, new sponsorships, as well as a discussion on how tier list works in Tekken. As a bonus, there’s also an interview with NAMCO BANDAI’s Harada-san and Michael Murray. Check them out by clicking HERE.
Joystiq.com interviewed Katsuhiro Harada and asked him about… yes, you know what – Tekken Tag Tournament 2. “Actually, before Street Fighter x Tekken and that whole announcement came about, Tag 2 was already in the works, so that’s something that we’ve already originally planned for.”, says Harada. Click the link below if you want to read the whole interview.
Capcom and Namco organised a Street Fighter x Tekken panel during this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Apart from the gameplay video they held an exhibition with real fighters acting as Street Fighter and Tekken characters. In fact not all of them were familiar with martial arts… want to find out why?
If you have been wondering whether or not Katsuhiro Harada actually plays Tekken 6 then the answer is both in the title and the link down below. In the description of the video recorded by TekkenZone.net you can read:
“Katsuhiro Harada -the producer of Tekken- was in London to visit Super VS Battle 20-X. Sunday afternoon he tweeted that he was heading to Casino Arcade. We happened to be close by and hurried to Casino Arcade. And there he was along with Michael Murray. After some talk, Demonitzu (NL) and Marin (NL) played Tekken 6 on the present cabinet with Harada-san watching. When Demonitzu was out of credits, Harada-san suddenly took place in front of the machine and wanted to play against Marin. According to Michael Murray, it is really rare for Harada-san to play the game against fans. Although he warned us not to expect too much.”