While it has now become an accepted (though hated) fact that fighting games will offer new characters as DLC instead of including all characters on the game disc, there may be some new hope for the trend.
Starting tomorrow, November 13th, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be available as a download title on PSN. Along with this download version, Namco is also releasing three free DLC characters—Dr. Boskonovitch, Unknown, and Violet.
That’s right: for free. Why? Why would they create extra characters only to release them separately and not profit from them? I have no idea, but I’m not complaining. Apparently, you will also be able to snag Ancient Ogre, Angel, Michelle Chang, and Kunimitsu for free as well, kind of negating the entire reason I pre-ordered the game. >_>
I’m super excited to see Boskonovitch come back, since I loved his wacky and mostly useless self. Namco confirms that these characters are all different from their last iterations, (as we can see from Unknown’s new moves) so I can’t wait to get to downloading!
Check out my review to see what I thought of the game!