Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Recently Namco Bandai just announce its first Cross Media Project based on the TEKKEN Franchise titled "Tekken Card Tournament" the game itself is not a fighting game as its traditional sense, but rather a new twist and the game revolves around the card. The publisher will soon launch Tekken Card Tournament for smartphones, tablets and PCs. This free-to-play game sees players collecting attack cards that can be used to win traditional Tekken-style battles.

Tekken Card Tournament will also feature cross-play, meaning PC users can battle their friends on smartphones and vice versa.
TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT seamlessly integrates Namco’s high pedigree of fighting titles with Bandai’s expertise with physical card games by allowing the interactive card battle title to interact with the physical cards. The physical game booster packs available at retailers later this year can be played as a standalone card game, or added in players’ virtual game card deck by unique QR Code scanning. Scanning the game cards will give upgrades to online game characters or add a new character to the roster. In addition an Augmented Reality feature lets TEKKEN characters populate the real world simply by pointing a smartphone or tablet camera at the game cards.

The digital game can also be played as a standalone, allowing players to enter the King of Iron Fist tournament by competing in this unique free-to-play game set in the TEKKEN universe. The digital game will offer a unique gameplay experience but also amazing visuals on all devices. Strategically prepare your card deck and compete against players across all platforms anytime and everywhere.

We are proud to bring to life this amazing project that combines the company’s core strength in both gaming and toys to create this cross media experience” said Shusuke Takahara, President of NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.

“By bringing the Tekken universe into the game card world and especially through this unique project we hope to offer to Tekken fans and game cards players a unique experience” said Yuji Kawada, General Manager, Card Business Department, Bandai Co., LTD.

Later in the year, Namco will release packs of physical trading cards that can be scanned into the game via QR codes. The retail packs will feature more powerful, rare cards and new characters for the online game. The cards also work with the augmented reality section of the smartphone and tablet app, allowing fans to take pictures of their favourite Tekken characters in the real world.

TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT for mobile, tablet and web browsers will be available soon with the physical TEKKENcard booster packs arriving to stores this spring.

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