Tekken 6 May Feature Online Multiplayer on PS3

BOOM widget 114150Namco Bandai today announced that its upcoming fighter sequel Tekken 6 would support online multiplayer when it makes its way to the PlayStation 3, claims Japanese gaming publication Impress Watch. According to the site, the developer made the announcement at Sony's PlayStation Premiere event in Tokyo and noted that the fighter will be brought to the PS3 within a year of its arcade release, which is expected this holiday season.

Tekken 6 will supposedly feature many new, unannounced modes in addition to simple online combat. Reports of online play in Tekken 6 come as little surprise, as plans for online upgrades to the PlayStation 3 version of Namco's Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection were revealed last month. Shacknews has inquired to Namco Bandai for confirmation of these details.

Along with the news of online play, the site posted three new screenshots of Tekken 6, though it failed to specify whether they were taken from the PlayStation 3 or arcade version.