Namco Bandai has announced a new Tekken-themed fight stick, but only 1000 will become available.
Tekken Hybrid is a game that mixes various Tekken games onto one disc, sorry Xbox owners, this is only available for Playstation 3. The game includes the CGI movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D in addition to Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue and an HD version of Tekken Tag Tournament. All games are 3D and there is additional content yet to be announced. If you haven’t played Tekken Tag Tournament 2 yet, don’t worry, because there is also a demo of the game included.
The game, which releases November 22, has three different editions. The first is the normal game, the second is limited and third is extreme. The game will feature 40 characters (34 regular characters, 6 new), which players can master by way of the game’s regular controls or one or 1000 limited edition fight sticks.
The Namco website is currently taking pre-orders for the fight sticks, which is priced at $249.99. Namco, however, have limited the pre-orders on their website to two (2) per order. Included in the extreme edition is the Tekken Hybrid limited edition two-disc soundtrack which features scores from Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, the Tekken Hybrid artbook, containing art and background info on the Tekken series and exclusive content for your Playstation Home.
Here is Namco’s own list of features for the fight sticks:
- Individually numbered for authenticity
- Authentic Japanese-style Sanwa Denshi joystick & buttons
- Sleek “S” design FightStick casing
- 8-button layout with additional multi-speed Turbo functionality
- Premium-quality components with genuine arcade layout
- Controller lock/unlock switch prevents accidental button presses
- 13 FT USB Cable with internal cable storage
- Connect to console via lag free USB
- Storage compartment for efficient cable management
- 3-way switch enables joystick to function as left or right analog stick or D-Pad
- Works with all PlayStation 3 models
If you’re planning on getting this game when it comes out, it is in good spirits to pre-order it. There’s no telling how many are available or how easy they will be to find. Pre-ordering is generally the most guaranteed way of getting special edition bundles. In this case, the Namco website is the only place to get the fight sticks. So open up the wallets and treat yourself to something nice.