Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Getting its own Social Network: WTF
Namco Bandai, publisher of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, has announced its upcoming “online social community service”, the World Tekken Federation (WTF). This service will give players a social-networking platform by which they can track their own fighting stats, create and manage a team with other players, participate in online competitions, and discuss fighting strategies amongst each other.
“World Tekken Federation is a premium service that aims to connect players to the TEKKEN worldwide community in a way never before seen with a fighting game,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
“Being able to unite the entire TEKKEN global community is an incredibly exciting initiative that will help extend the competitive nature of the series well past TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2’s launch date.”
According to Namco, there are two fundamental elements of the WTF experience:
- Scout: The World Tekken Federation gives the vast TEKKEN community a centralized hub for all things TEKKEN. Participate in the forums to discuss character strategies, move sets and gain insightful knowledge from the community. Connect with TEKKEN players of all skill levels to join or create teams and track their personal or team stats against other teams as they make their way through the leaderboards. Team leaders will be able to recruit rising competitors in the community to create an all-star roster of players.
- Train: The World Tekken Federation gives players access to a wealth of fighter stats to help improve their chances of defeating their foes in the King of Iron Fist arena. Players will be able to view and analyze their player card to gain insightful metrics pertaining to their entire battle history. Find out which character tag-team combinations work best, and which characters need more time with TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2’s robust training mode known as the Fight Lab. Players will also be able to extract valuable information about their opponents for the next time they meet in the ring.
The service goes live on launch day alongside Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and can be accessed in full by players from any “online connected device.” Though no specifics were given, it’s likely safe to assume that WTF can be accessed through browser-enabled phones, tablets, and computers connected to the Internet.
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