Namco unleashes a new Tekken Tag Tournament 2 trailer
Katsuhiro Harada, Game Director and Producer of the Tekken series, just gave fighting game fans around the world a present for the holidays – a new Tekken Tag Tournament 2 trailer. In the video, we get to see a younger Heihachi Mishima sporting a new (old?) hair style.
As you may or may not remember, Heihachi’s voice actor passed away in January of this year. Perhaps this is Namco’s way of giving the character a younger voice. It’s highly doubtful that Tekken Tag 2 will be official canon to the story, so this is certainly a possibility. Of course, this is all speculation. We don’t even get to hear his voice in the trailer. [Update: According to Harada-san, young Heihachi is voiced by Unsyo Ishizuka. This isn't the first time he is being used as a replacement for Daisuke Gori. Ishizuka-san is credited as the Japanese voice actor of Mr. Satan from Dragon Ball Z for the latest releases in the series.]
The biggest reveal in this trailer is the unveiling of a new female grappler. At about 45 seconds into the video, we get to see the unnamed masked female wrestler teaming up with Armor King. It looks like she’s going to be a fast luchadora type character based on the footage so far. If you’re familiar with the Virtua Fighter series, she looks remarkably similar to El Blaze from VF5.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is expected to launch in Japan arcades in Summer 2011.