From/De: Namco Bandai Games America
Holyfield, Barnett, Escobedo and other fighting luminaries deliver knockout action in Tekken® 6 TRAILER
World Heavyweight and MMA Pros Hit Social Networks and Online Sites with High Impact Trailer
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (September 28, 2009) — TEKKEN® 6, the latest installment to the top-selling video game franchise from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., comes out swinging today with a new trailer packed with the world’s fighting greats. Featuring vignettes of fighters from different disciplines and stages of their careers, the trailer highlights real warriors executing signature TEKKEN 6 moves. The video debuting exclusively online at www.tekken.com includes four-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield, MMA standout Josh Barnett and professional boxer Vicente Escobedo, who recently vied for the WBO Lightweight World Boxing Championship title.
“TEKKEN showcases a diverse cross-section of martial arts styles, varying cultures, and a deep storyline as distinct as the characters in the franchise,” said In Joon Hwang, brand manager at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The chance to feature the unique sensibilities and motivations of real professional fighters was a fun, authentic and effective way to underscore the legacy that drives the TEKKEN brand in a way that’s cool for existing and new fans alike.”
The three-minute-plus, live-action trailer will appear on the web through www.tekken.com, as well as social media outlets such as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. The trailer will also be posted on sites in conjunction with the company’s media partners and TEKKEN fan base.
The complete roster of fighters featured in the trailer includes:
· World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield
· MMA standout Josh Barnett
· Professional boxer Vicente Escobedo
· 1984 Olympic and Pan American Games Gold-Medalist Henry Tillman
· 6th-Degree Kenpo Practitioner Tommy Wish
· Four-time World Muay Thai Champion William “The Bull” Sriyapai
· Defending World Youth Boxing Champion Peter “Lil Pete” Duran
· Light-Welter Weight MMA Champion Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy
· Five-time National Boxing Champion, 2010 Pan American Games team member and 2012 Olympic Team hopeful Patricia Manuel
· MMA fighter and professional skateboarder Jason Ellis
· TapouT Clothing founders Punkass and Skyscrape
· Professional sumo wrestler Tamir “the Giant Killer” Dolgormaa
· 2008 Olympian and professional boxer Javier Molina
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 33 million units to date. Displayed in astonishing HD detail, a new era begins as TEKKEN 6 comes complete with intense gameplay modes, new features and environments.
A must-have for fighting aficionados, TEKKEN 6 sees the return of many familiar faces as well as new characters to create the largest line-up the series has ever seen. With a robust character customization feature, online gameplay and a new action Scenario Campaign mode, TEKKEN 6 will be the best “King of Iron Fist Tournament” yet.
Rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, TEKKEN 6 will be available on October 27, 2009 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and this fall for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
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