Here are a couple of tidbits regarding some fighters out of Japan. First is Tekken 6, which is getting it’s own global championship. While the poster for it shows the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, the article at Game Watch talks about the arcade version of the game being used at the competition.Thanks to Fubarduck int he comments for clarifying: “The Tekken “Global Championship” tournament is being held on PS3/360, but the participants can get special items and costumes for their card for use on the arcade version. There were also be arcade cabinets with the game on free play at the event.” Registrations end on Feb. 21st and the event takes place on March 7th in Tokyo.More details here at Game Watch.
In other fighter news, the Japanese fighter series Melty Blood Actress is getting a new version which is to be seen at AOU2010 and one of the interesting things about this is it will use Sega’s Ringwide hardware, making this the secondthird game we know of to use that after Sega Racing Classic and Tetris Grandmaster 4. The title is called MELTY BLOOD Actress Again Current Code (always a fun name with these) and the page for the game shows that the game has an impressive roster of characters but not much else so far. The site also mentions something about NAOMI but I can’t translate it so I’m not sure if that means if there will be a NAOMI version as well or if they are just talking about the series moving from that hardware over to Sega’s newer Ringwide system. (thanks fubarduck) You can see the MBAACC website here.
UPDATE: Just to clarify again, they have not changed the name of Ringwide to “Naomi Ringwide” it’s still just Ringwide.
isn’t Melty Blood Actress the 3rd game for the ringwide since you forgot to mention tetris giant?
The MBAA: Current Code site simply states that it will be the series’ move from Naomi to Ringwide hardware. It’s actually the third game we know that will use Ringwide, since Tetris Grandmaster 4 will also be using it.
The Tekken “Global Championship” tournament is being held on PS3/360, but the participants can get special items and costumes for their card for use on the arcade version. There were also be arcade cabinets with the game on free play at the event.
The winner of the “Japan Round” at this event will play against one representative from North America, Europe, and Asia (excluding Japan) to determine the “world champ”.
Thanks for the details guys. I didn’t know that Tetris Giant or TGM4 used Ringwide (I tried to find out previously to no avail). I’ll update the post accordingly.
well I didn’t say it used the ringwide I just presumed that it did since sega are trying to get more people to use the ringwide instead of the naomi
That’s what I presumed as well but I have not been able to find out yet. There’s a chance it could be Lindbergh but the Ringwide should be able to handle it OK.