Tekken Tag Tournament 2

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Previous Champions:

SLCG 2015 – AR (Phoenix Gaming)
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Platform Played At SLCG 2016: Xbox

About the Game:

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the eighth main installment in the Tekken fighting game series, originally released in Japanese arcades on September 14, 2011.

As in the original Tekken Tag Tournament, matches involve each player selecting two fighters to fight with. Players are able to switch their fighters out at any time, allowing the inactive character to gradually recover some life they might have lost. At certain points, an inactive character’s life bar may flash, giving them a temporary boost in strength if they are tagged in. If the life bar of either of a player’s fighters runs out, that player loses the round. If time runs out, the player who has the most cumulative life remaining amongst their fighters wins the round.

The gameplay expands on the tag mechanics featured in the first Tekken Tag, allowing for extended tag combos and combined moves. New techniques include combined tag throws which, if timed properly, can be escaped from. Tag combos (referred to as “Tag Assaults”) can now be done simultaneously with both characters participating in the combo at the same time. The game inherits gameplay features from Tekken 6, such as “Bound” hits (hits that slam an airborne opponent to the ground and stun them so combos can be extended) and walled arenas, some of which featuring walls and floors that can be broken through during the fight. Character customization is also featured, similar to past Tekken games.

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Awards:

Machinima.com – Best Fighting Game of E3 2012
Game Informer – Best Fighting
GameSpot – Fighting Game of the Year
Digital Trends – Best Fighting Game
Game Revolution – Best Fighting Game 2012