Namco Bandai bringing Tekken card battler to iOS and the real world
Where Capcom has been brave and bold in bringing its fighting franchises to mobile devices, Namco has been a little less forthcoming, with a port of Dreamcast classic Soul Calibur being their only real foray into the world of pocket gaming.
Well, all that is set to change with the release of Tekken Card Tournament, although if you were looking for the high octane thrills and spills of an intricately woven 3D combat system transposed perfectly onto your iPhone or iPad, you're probably going to be a bit disappointed.
Instead you're getting a deck building, free to play card battler set in the Tekken universe. Rather than tapping out punches and kicks, you'll throw down digital cards in order to boost and buff your character through the King of the Iron Fist Tournament.
The twist is that, later in the year, physical booster packs will appear in shops around the world. Using QR codes you can scan these cards into your game, adding new characters and moves to your roster. It's an interesting idea, and the cards can also be played as a standalone game, so you're not just paying for a piece of shiny paper to scan.
Tekken Card Tournament the digital game will be available sometime soon, and hopefully with Namco Bandai behind it and the Tekken license in tow, it'll have a little more to offer than your standard card battler.