Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Preview

At this weekend’s MCM Expo I was able to get my hands on an updated build of the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. I’ve played through the arcade mode of the game, as well as the new Mushroom Mode, both of which are looking considerably better than they were when we covered them last month.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 played identically to the versions on the Xbox 360 and PS3. It could be played either on the Gamepad screen or the TV. It looks fantastic on the Gamepad, and unlike the previous build, this version keeps up well with its PS3 competitor. The resolution is nice and crisp, the framerate was solid and that fluidity of movement that always makes Tekken games look wonderful was back. This is definitely Tekken, come to Nintendo’s new system.

While the Arcade mode was identical to the version on other systems, the game’s Mushroom mode was a welcome addition to the game. Littering the battlefield with Mushrooms, Nega-Mushrooms and Mega Mushrooms, competitors can get larger or smaller during the match. While becoming giant does make you more powerful, it makes hitting smaller enemies more difficult, and renders some attacks useless due to your new attack height.

All in all the game is shaping up well. While I was previously worried about the game’s ability to stand up on Nintendo’s upcoming system, this latest build is showing that the Wii U can easily handle HD with the best of them.

Did you get a chance to try Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on the Wii U at this weekend’s MCM Expo? Will you be picking the game up? What other Nintendo features or modes would you like to see? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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