Tekken Tag Tournament 2 added to Evo 2014
The Evo lineup this year was very surprising to the fighting game community to say the least. Street Fighter x Tekken was left off the list even though it is only two years old and it still has a huge following among the top players in the world. Also, this was the first time in about four or five years that Mr. Wizard did not include a 3-D fighter in the tournament which left the Tekken community with a bittersweet taste in their mouths. However, on April 3rd during a special presentation on iPlaywinner’s The Fray!, Mr. Wizard announced that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 would be added to the lineup. This addition has been very well received by fans of the series. Since Evo is usually a huge determiner of whether fighting games stay relevant in the community this is a huge win for Tekken players. With TTT2 only being a year and a half old on consoles it will no doubt breathe new life into a game which some people were beginning to consider dead.
Not only was Tekken Tag Tournament 2 added to the lineup but, Bandai Namco Games has jumped on board as the primary sponsor of Evo 2014. And even though it is great to see Bandai Namco Games on board as a sponsor, it seems pretty evident that Tekken being added to the tournament is a direct result of Bandai Namco Games making a huge sponsorship to the tournament. However, it was also mentioned that Mark “MarkMan” Julio of Mad Catz had a large hand in helping make this possible through lobbying for this game, so 3-D fighting fans will most likely being showing him a great deal of love. Either way,Tekken was met with much hype last year at Evo 2013 and I am sure 2014 will be no different. So get Hype Tekken fans because the iron fist tournament is returning to Evo once again!
Early-bird registration for Evo 2014 ended on the 14th of April but there is still much time to still sign up for the tournament at regular price. On April 3rd, @evo2k tweeted that if you are one of the players that already signed up for Evo and want to add Tekken Tag Tournament 2 to your list of games then make sure to email Mr. Wizard at email@example.com so they can do it manually.