More Reviews
REVIEWS Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Rebor Review
Just a small update to the existing review for the PS4 version of the game. What are the benefits to upgrading? Check here to see. ~Ed. Nick Tan

Cut the Rope: Triple Treat Review
Cutting the ropes has never before made gravity so… pricey.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sniper Elite 3 Preview
Sending bullets through the hate.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Release date: Out Now

Trials Fusion
Release date: Out Now

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14


LATEST FEATURES 4 PAX Indie Titles to Look Out For
We've given attention to all the higher profile games at PAX EAST, but now it's time for the indies.

Ouya's Best Games Coming to the Platform
The Kickstarter console is slowly establishing itself with a couple of creative gems on the way.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
So much more than war...
By shandog137
Posted on 04/18/14
The recent blog, Peace in the Era of Call of Duty  really made me think about war games that dig deeper than simply a kill streak reward. The first game that came to mind was Spec-Ops: The Line and although I haven’t played it, I began to wonder if it did the war genre as...

GAMING NEWS

Tekken Tag Tournament Wii-U Edition Features New Mode, Nintendo Cosplay (Hands-on Impression)

Posted on Wednesday, September 19 @ 21:47:30 Eastern by Heath_Hindman
Can I just say, with a screen that size right in the middle of all the buttons, the Wii-U gamepad kind of feels like a giant handheld? It's surprisingly lightweight and usable.  I played Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii-U Edition for a few rounds of a new mode called "Mushroom Battle."  Well, "Kinoko Battle," but 'Kinoko' means "Mushroom," so expect a change for localization.  I was Heihachi fighting Jaycee in a match that featured signature Mario mushrooms randomly appearing on the battlefield. Purple ones were called poison, but they didn't seem to poison anyone -- just make that person smaller. Red (regular?) mushrooms made characters a little bigger, while those huge sombrero-type mushrooms made someone instantly change to maximum hugeness.

My guy was dressed as Mario, and I was told that only Heihachi can dress up that way. I feel like that is a lie, though, becaue I feel like I saw other characters dressed that way. Here's the dialogue I had with the booth staff:
I asked specifically "The Mario outfit is only for Heihachi?"
 "Yeah."
"Jin can't dress as Mario?"
"No, sorry."
"How about Zelda?"
"Any woman can dress as Zelda."
"Any woman?"
"Yes, any female character."
"Link?"
"We don't know yet, but someone can dress as Link, as you saw."
"Bowser (Koopa)? I saw Alex with a Koopa shell."
"Other characters, I'm not sure."

The game must have been on Easy mode (common for demos, because "hard games" tend to get bad press) because I haven't played Tekken in 10 years and have never held a Wii-U until today, but I still walked through Jaycee. I suppose it helped that I was sidekicked right into a mushroom that made me huge, and my very first blow to her knocked her into a poison shroom. The trailer playing showed characters playing Mushroom Battle and lots of cosplaying as Mario, Luigi, Link, Bowser, and Zelda.

Mushroom mode made for a fun new game mode, though I'm not sure if that and new costumes alone are worth buying a second version of the game. If you don't already have Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and are wanting a Wii-U, then the Wii-U version would be a good grab.
Related Games:   Tekken Tag Tournament 2


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution