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Interview: Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion

Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada talks to us in detail about the latest addition to the series, first details on the console versions, Tekken versus other fighting games, leaving PlayStation exclusivity, and the future of Tekken.

Having recently brought you literally the only interview with Sega Japan on its latest Virtua Fighter title, VF5R, today Kikizo presents this sit down with Namco Bandai's top man of all things Tekken, Katsuhiro Harada, for the first detailed interview on the latest in his own popular series: Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion.

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kingOVsticks3602d ago (Edited 3602d ago )

'Kikizo: You remember close to the beginning of the series, a time when Tekken was very closely associated with PlayStation. Obviously it's not just PlayStation now, so what would you say the sort of die-hard PlayStation fans who maybe feel 'betrayed'?'

'Harada: Yes, we have developed it PlayStation 1, 2 and now 3, so it is true that we have really grown with the PlayStation brand - we have a lot of fond memories, and we worked very closely with Mr Kutaragi as well, so we had a really good relationship. We love the platform. But rather than some fans feeling disappointed, there are a lot of Xbox users out there at the moment, and a great deal of fans who only have an Xbox and really want to play Tekken, which is the number one in the fighting genre. And we just had so many fans that said "we really want to get our hands on it, but can't." So we wanted to answer those fans. And it's also the timing at this point - at the moment we have two high spec consoles on the market at the same time; the Xbox has a huge installed base in Europe and America. So it was more about trying to answer the fans' requests and having as many as possible be able to get the game - that was the objective there. '

well there you go ladies and gentlemen, Namco basically wanted more money and used the fans asked for it excuse.Namco just lost "faith" in the PS3 and themselves.So like many other developers,they think by cutting corners and making their game a multi ip, said game would sell more copies...*shakes head then considers facepalm* when will they ever learn.
* thinks about hot selling ps3 exclusives like MGS4,GT5p,uncharted etc*

BrotherNick3602d ago (Edited 3602d ago )

You don't even understand the costs of making games do you. Also because they are a business, they intend to make money. Realize that the only loyalty companies have is to money. I don't have a 360 or PS3 just so people know I'm not taking sides.

DiabloRising3602d ago

Again Namco I ask... if its honestly "about the fans" then where is Ace Combat on the PS3? Why is it okay to disappoint them? I'd love a reason.

Cajun Chicken3602d ago

Its true, this should work both ways.

cloud 2793602d ago

Where is PS3's Tales game?

Cajun Chicken3602d ago

But he seriously reminds me of one of the characters from Point Blank.

JoySticksFTW3602d ago

they need to bring that game back! Awwww yeah, the memories :)

Strife Lives3602d ago

But am buying a PS3 this saturday. A resistance 2 bundle. bUT,theres only 3 games I want for it. killzone 2,Tekken 6 and FF13. so after Im done with R2,it will wait in dormancy.BUT IM so not going to buy Tekken for 360.Not on that dpad.hell no.never ever.Its bad enough with SC4,it works. . .just not as responsive as SC 3 on the ps2 controller.

Enigma_20993602d ago

... and if you're not gonna push a system to do something the others cannot, you may as well... that's a hard fact I've had to accept. Just like the fact that I 've had to accept that multi-plat PS3 games are basically just 360 game code running on my PS3.

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