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Tekken Tag Match was developed in simply 2 months
Why is it so particular? Nicely, you’ll be able to change characters mid-combo, giving the 3D combating system a pleasant kick within the pants; however funnily sufficient, it solely took Namco two months to develop the sport (in line with Tekken steward Katsuhiro Harada).
“The venture took 5 minutes to plan and solely 2 months to develop (arcade model),” stated Harada not too long ago on social media. Harada says the sport “made a substantial revenue” as a result of the fee was low. So as to add extra context, Tekken 3 was accomplished, after which administration at Namco “ordered [Harada] to launch” a 3.5 model “inside six months.” On the time, the workforce was engaged on a prototype for Tekken 4, which was finally launched on the PS2.
Harada is now the Chief Producer of fighters on the firm, and the Normal Supervisor of the Unique IP video games initiatives at Bandai Namco.
The PS2 improvement of Tekken Tag Match acquired bizarre
As for the PS2 model, Harada notes: “The port to the console model needed to be achieved in time for the launch of the PS2 as a result of lack of reminiscence on the [PS1,]” Harada stated. “The PS2’s specs on the time had an excessive amount of room for drawing processing, and the 3D modelers had been baffled by the variety of polygons, which was much more than sufficient to put many mobs within the battle phases, in order that they elaborately created even the tooth within the characters’ mouths.”
Tekken Tag Match, in consequence, had characters not often opening their mouths due to a decision drawback. The PS2 combating sport is now 23 years previous and launched to glowing critiques. Based on Metacritic, GameSpot gave a 96/100 rating. “Graphically, the sport has taken a really massive leap, and the arcade model of the sport appears downright ugly by comparability,” stated the reviewer.
Trying ahead, Bandai Namco might be releasing Tekken 8 early subsequent 12 months. It’s the start of a brand new period with out Heihachi within the image. It’ll additionally embrace a brand new Arcade Quest mode.