andai Namco, the Japanese parent to Namco Bandai, have released new details on the arcade version of Tekken 6, including shots of the monstrous cabinet. The deluxe cabinet, pictured above, will feature four 32" inch monitors with 720p output, and run arcade operators a cool 4.48 million yen—about $36,000 US. That also includes a live monitor at 42" for viewing TEKKEN-net matches.
The game, running on hardware based on the PLAYSTATION 3, is due to ship to Japanese arcades this winter.
SD Tekken has additional shots of the game's flyer, giving a brief look at the game's confirmed characters, destructable environments, "rage" system and accessory customization.
When you smoke the herb it REVEALS you to yourself - Bob Marley
1) It’s a whole new game Where Dark Resurrection had a graphical overhaul for its PlayStation Store debut, Tekken 6 will take every single one of the character animations, rip them to shreds and rebuild them from scratch. Not only does this mean Tekken 6 will look brand-spanking new, it also means it’ll take a bit of time to get your head around it. All of those reference points that came with seeing the same, familiar character animations in the last few games will be gone and you’ll have to get to know each opponent’s moves inside out. It’ll be like the first time you ever played Tekken.
2) High heels and shotguns at dawn Yes, you’re looking at an almighty catfight between Nina Williams and Anna, her sister. Anna, in the sexy maid/nurse’s outfit, has gone completely mental and is fighting so intensely she’s kicked her own high-heel off. It’s meant to happen, though. Now, every character has their own weapon to fling or fire at opponents to spice things up during a bout. A stiletto in the nads sure is gonna sting.
3) It’s got a lady-boy Well, not that kind of lady-boy. But it was a surprise when the boyish looking Leo, resplendent in builder’s work boots and a motorbike jacket, turned out to be the owner of a fine pair of X chromosomes, not that we have a problem with that. Leo’ll offer something for everyone - she’ll be accessible enough for noobs, and will have enough depth to satisfy those who’ve seen it all before. There’s some sort of revenge thing going on with rival Kazuya, but who cares about plot when you’re kicking someone’s head in? Exactly.
4) Play as a customizable killing machine Jack-5, a variant on series stalwart Gun Jack is kick-ass. Notice the armor plating adorning his chest? You can put that there. What you can’t see are the enormous guns available to bolt to his back - fingers crossed you’ll be able to use these in combat. Check out the sheer impact of his hits too. The screen warps under the shockwave he creates.
5) Buy hilarious weapons Planned for the game’s Japanese arcade release in the autumn is the ability to connect to Tekken-net, the Japanese site which will broadcast live matches, and sell comedy weapons. The street brawler cum Thai boxer Bruce Irvin can be outfitted with chicken eggs that will hatch unleashing the satanic fury of half a dozen fluffy chicks.