From/De: Namco Bandai Games America
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES and SD TEKKEN announce series of TEKKEN® 6 tournaments at San Diego Comic-Con
Eighth Annual Event to Feature Fierce Competition, Exciting News, Prizes and Bragging Rights
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (July 10, 2009) – It’s time to throw down the gauntlet as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and leading Tekken fan site, SD TEKKEN, today announced that they will host four days of TEKKEN® 6 tournaments at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. The tournaments will be held on July 23 – 26 in Room 17B at the San Diego Convention Center. This exhibition is an opportunity for all players to check out the console versions of TEKKEN 6 prior to its much anticipated North American release on October 27, 2009.
To compete against the best, sign-ups will begin at 10 a.m. each day in the tournament room. Competitions will commence during the following times:
· Thursday, July 23 – 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. (Finals)
· Friday, July 24 – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. (Finals)
· Saturday, July 25 – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. (Finals)
· Sunday, July 26 – 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. (Finals)
At the end of each day, the tournament winners from that day will then be invited to compete for a daily grand prize.
“TEKKEN 6 is the undeniably best fighting game in the world,” said In Joon Hwang, brand manager at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “We are ecstatic to be partnering with SD TEKKEN to showcase TEKKEN 6 at this year’s Comic-Con and to enable our community to play, compete and experience the fierce fury of the next Iron Fist Tournament.”
“With this being our eighth year running Tekken tournaments at Comic-Con, SD TEKKEN is proud to give gamers a chance to enjoy a game that is near and dear to our gaming hearts. Gamers will experience the latest edition of one of the most revered fighting game series in history. We are excited and honored to be working alongside NAMCO BANDAI Games to bring attendees a series of tournaments that will blow their minds! This is a great opportunity for gamers to get a first hand experience with the console version of TEKKEN 6, enjoy watching high level tournament play and experiencing one of the most action packed 3D fighters ever made,” said Mark Julio, SD TEKKEN Director and Founder.
More about TEKKEN 6
Spanning over a 14 year legacy, Tekken is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world with the entire franchise selling more than 32 million units to date. Displayed in astonishing HD detail, a new era begins this fall in the sixth King of Iron Fist Tournament complete with intense gameplay modes as well as new features and environments.
A must-have for Tekken aficionados, TEKKEN 6 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, sees the return of many familiar faces as well as new characters to create the largest line-up the series has ever seen. With robust character customization, online gameplay and a new action Scenario Campaign mode, TEKKEN 6 will be the best “King of Iron Fist Tournament” yet.
Delivering the perfect fighting trifecta, TEKKEN 6 will also be available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system this fall. Optimized for the PSP system, TEKKEN 6 will not only contain the explosive action of its home console brethren but also feature additional stages, content, items, and an ad-hoc multiplayer mode.
For more information about SD TEKKEN and the tournaments, please visit: www.sdtekken.com.
For more information on TEKKEN 6, please visit: www.tekken.com or www.namcobandaigames.com.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, Naruto™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.
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