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Tekken Revolution's free-to-play fights attract younger players

Tekken Revolution's free-to-play fights attract younger players

Namco Bandai's free-to-play fighter Tekken Revolution launched amongst the buzz and hubbub of E3. And while it could have been lost in the noise, it appears the title has been a resounding success for the Tekken team. At Tokyo Game Show, the company revealed that there have been more than two million downloads on the PS3 so far, with the largest audience coming from North America.

One of the reasons why Tekken Revolution is so exciting for series producer Katsuhiro Harada is that it's introducing the franchise to a whole new audience. "The audience is quite young," Harada told us, saying that the free-to-play game appeals to teens, versus the franchise's typical fanbase of 25-35 year olds. Revolution is also attracting players who may have skipped more recent entries into the franchise.

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Tekken x Street Fighter silence due to Street Fighter x Tekken

Tekken x Street Fighter silence due to Street Fighter x Tekken

Remember Tekken x Street Fighter? The fighting crossover was announced alongside Street Fighter x Tekken, but we've heard barely a peep from its counterpart. It's still in development, but the continued support of SFxT made Namco reconsider its overall strategy for the game.

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"hopefully this does better. itll be interesting to control ryu and ken like law"
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