On GameSpot's semi-advertisement special E3 2013 preview Namco Bandai came out of the woodwork with an brand new gmae announcement. How about Tekken Revolution, a free-to-play PlayStation 3 exclusive that will be available to play, wait for it, next Tuesday on June 11. Don't expect any giant leaps in gameplay compared to Tekken 6 or Tekken Tag Tournament 2, but who can say no to free Tekken?
Sadly, that's about all the information revealed in the short announcement trailer. A few characters were shown, however, including Jin and Kazukya, as well as Paul and what looked to be Lars Alexandersson -- further cementing that this is a free-to-play version of Tekken 6 or Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
The biggest surprise to me is that, being free-to-play, Tekken Revolution isn't being saved for the PlayStation 4 launch. That seems to be one of the big things PlayStation 4 is trying to capitalize, at least based off of several announcements in recent weeks like Planetside 2 and DC Universe Online. Perhaps Namco has other fighting game plans for the next-gen launch? Or maybe they just built this for PS3 decided to stick to their guns.
Tekken Revolution will come exclusively to PlayStation 3 next Tuesday for absolutely free. Why not check it out then? I wonder if this means that Tekken's producer Katsuhiro Harada will be quitting.