Just a couple of weeks ago at the AOU Expo in Japan, it was unveiled that Namco already had a major update on the way for their latest fighter, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. We also knew that Tag Tournament 2 was on it’s way to the US in some form thanks to those location tests that took place a short time ago with a few US based arcades. It wasn’t certain at first but now we know for sure that the new version, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited will be making an arcade appearance in the US (possibly Europe but not certain on that still) as the game is slated to make it to Amusement Expo 2012, which takes place in a couple of weeks in Las Vegas, NV.
UPDATE: As some have asked about this, I confirmed this news with Namco America, which is the branch that handles Namco’s amusement releases for North America.
In case you missed it, here is a trailer for TTT2 Unlimited, which basically is Tekken 7 as it features 1vs1 play, in addition to a few other features. This also marks a now unusual event for US arcades as fighter releases have been sparse for the past decade or so, usually only coming around in the way of imports (although there have been a couple of exceptions here and there – Blazblue Continuum Shift II was released as a kit in the US by Taito last year, as was Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Tekken 6 also showed up at a few places but it wasn’t pushed like Namco is pushing TTT2 now).
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