Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Has A Snoop Dogg Stage

By Ishaan . June 6, 2012 . 2:00pm

Namco Bandai have gotten Snoop Dogg to write a song for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. The song will play in a special stage in the game that has Snoop Dogg overseeing the fight from his throne in the background. Take a look at the stage below:

 

 

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be out on September 11th in North America and September 14th in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A Wii U version of the game will follow at a later date with extra features.


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  • Mago Iichi

    Bow wow wow yippie yo yippe yay

  • Bunzi

    Quoth a commenter elsewhere: 

    “My main team will be Jin and Juice.”

    • MrRobbyM

      Comment of the day.

    • takopako

      LOVE.

  • Andrew Austin

    This is amazing.

  • Gaara D.Dragon

    I honestly was between Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Dead Or Alive 5.

    DOA 5 it is.

    • puchinri

      Snoop Dawg made that decision for it? What exactly was going to make or break it for Tekken, aside from him? ouo;
      (DOA5 is looking tempting, but I’m a Tekken fan all the way~!)

  • SoulEmbrace2010

    I want the song. I’ll be trollin!

  • veruses

    As long as rap music is away from 99.9% of the game. I’m happy.

  • MrRobbyM

    This is a welcome addition.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

       Yeah, it still surprises me, but really, it’s kinda appropriate.

  • TANKTANKTANK

    The Weedm@ster and Dank Souls confirmed.

  • http://zenithianhero.tumblr.com/ Kuronoa

    Aww the stage looks cool, I don’t want to listen to the song to play on it.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Thats unexpected.
    So much bling.

  • SirRichard

    It’s real. It’s an actual thing.

    For a moment there, I thought I was beginning to lose it, honestly.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Random as hell, but cool nonetheless.

  • Quinton Cunningham

    Hands down the weirdest news to come out of E3.

  • Bunzi

    Is hating on rap music still the cute thing to do on the net? Keep being adorable, you guys. 

    • http://momentsreprieve.com/index/ Aushria

      The same could be said for those who defend rap music online. Just saiyan.

      Personally, I don’t care for it, but I am not going to dis it or those who do like it.

      • puchinri

        I’d say rap gets a lot more hate than defense, and sometimes there’s problematic things that get added into the hate.

        The main problem is most people just bundle all rap together and don’t bother considering that yes, there is very meaningful and inspirational rap. Like part of its origins. (Ahem, Lupe Fiasco among many.)

    • http://zenithianhero.tumblr.com/ Kuronoa

       Nah I don’t like rap much (save for Eurodance segments) but I don’t bash it on the net.  There are people don’t like my music choice (Trance, most things electronica) so only fair game.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      It is possible that some of us, you know, honestly don’t like it. I prefer my music played by people who play their own instruments instead of sampling other people’s.

      • usagi_san

        Nothing wrong with people not liking a particular genre of music. They just sample for the instrumentals of songs, most rappers write their stuff whether it’s good or bad, is up to you. I think of sampling as an appreciation of that artist/producer/songwriter. 

        Say what you want about Kanye West, but he knows how to sample well. Nujabes (RIP), just got into him recently, and his beats are awesome.   

        • Nemesis_Dawn

          The only rappers I have any respect for are the ones who use actually instruments when they perform. Sampling has always indicated a lack of talent, imo. Reciting lyrics over somebody else’s song doesn’t make you a musician. Sure, I can see you as an artist, because you are writing poetry, but you’re not a musician unless you can actually play something.

          • cj_iwakura

            Well, there’s The Roots, and…

            Hmm.

          • Nemesis_Dawn

            You hit it right on the head. HA!

      • http://www.creativelifeform.com Rohan Deshpande

        Right because the musicians who play those instruments, invented those instruments, and those notes, and those chords, and the time signatures, and all the moods are totally original and their own didn’t they?

        You think it takes years to learn a music instrument? Well it takes years to be able to produce at a level like the kinds of people who produce for Snoop. It takes technical, musical and engineering knowledge, and apart from all that, it takes TALENT to pick the right samples and make a song that will move people from all corners of the globe irrespective of social status, ethnicity or culture, which is what many rap artists have done. 

        • Nemesis_Dawn

          Please, picking and choosing between what other artists actually worked hard to create is NOT a talent. I have more respect for country music and I hate country music, but at least people there learn how to play something. 

          Ah, there’s arguing taste with people. They like what they like. I’ll remove myself from this discussion. You people can enjoy that crap all you want.

      • puchinri

        I like a good rap song as much as I do a beautiful classical compositional. I think there’s an art to every part~.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-de-Groodt/100000446926616 Mike de Groodt

    Figures, Snoop is a Gamer if I’m correct.

    (Also 1 more post till I hit triple 7)

  • KyoyaHibari

    Speechless…just lmao right now…XD

  • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

    “Snoop Dogg has been confirmed as a playable character. One of his introductions will be rolling up in a cadillac full of b**ches and h**s.”

    Honestly this is pretty cool and is not the first time hip hop has been associated with a fighting game or hip hop songs based around one and/or made references to a fighting game, and that tidbit there is for the detractors.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      Please tell me you’re kidding. I thought that kinda ridiculousness died out with those stupid Def Jam games.

      • MrRobbyM

        Okay, now this time I mean it. You’re definitely a negative Nancy. I bet you’re friends with Debbie downer too.

        Edit: Oh! Do you know anybody named depressing David?! I can go on with these all day if you’d like.

        • takopako

          how about Misanthropic Millie?

        • puchinri

          It is so refreshing to see someone use the name Debbie Downer. And truth.

    • MrRobbyM

      “Snoop Dogg has been confirmed as a playable character. One of his
      introductions will be rolling up in a cadillac full of b**ches and
      h**s.”

      I’m not even a fan of Snoop but GOTYAY.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha oh man Snoop this is like… how sell-out can one man even get? Aw like I really care, this is gloriously dumb and I never actually been one to care about Snoops rep.

    Now then, I wonder if the pairings seen here are official. Marduk joining up with Yoshimitsu is REALLY out of nowhere, as is Kazuya teaming up with Steve. Wonder if there will be some kind of story-mode to this, or if it’s all just action, no pesky distractions?

    • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

       So Stan Lee or Sid Meier or the countless other people who have been featured in a game makes them sell outs too huh?

      • Göran Isacson

        Stan Lee features in games that are directly related to his creations. Sid Meier features in a game series that to my understanding he has a long-running history with.

        What, I ask of you, does Snoop Dogg and his music and his image and anything even tangentially related to him as a person, have to do with Tekken? If Miyamoto suddenly started shilling beach property purely on his name recognition, we’d call him a sell-out too. I am not even mad here- I’m just saying I can’t see how this is about anything but the benjamins for the good sir Snoop.

        • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

          What I said in my first comment and the last part of my second comment still stands. You act as though people who aren’t associated in the creation of videogames,comics, or cartoons shouldn’t be anywhere near that stuff. With that said I rather see him than Paris Hilton or Katy Perry featured in the game.

          • Göran Isacson

            I see it more as me acting like I see no reason for Snoop Dogg, who up until now have had nothing to do with fighting games or video games at all (barring maybe an appearance in Def Jam which I admit I was never very interested in) to be in Tekken.

            See, I do like cross-overs. I do believe that anyone can be a fan. But I just don’t see the POINT in Snoop’s cameo here. It seems to me as a cameo for cameos sake, and experience has taught me to be wary of those kind of things- they usually don’t lead anywhere good.

          • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

             I’m just going to mention Burt Reynolds being in Saints Row: The Third, and just leave it at that since that was probably a cameo for cameo sank, and no I wasn’t implying that you don’t like cross-overs, but rather you feel that they are unfounded if the person appearing has little to no impact in that medium.

        • puchinri

          While I mostly agree, Stan Lee does try to get shoe-horned into everything all the time and overhype himself. To me, the real shame is all the fame and recognition he gets when people can barely remember that Jack Kirby existed too.

          • Göran Isacson

             True that- to this day I’ve yet to get a good grip on why that is, and the most I’ve been able to figure out is Stan Lee was a people-person and great at selling himself, whereas Kirby was more of a recluse. I have no idea if foul play is involved or if it’s just a matter of people remembering Stan Lee because Stan Lee made sure his name was everywhere and Kirby didn’t, but it’s a shame either way.

          • puchinri

            Considering what I’ve heard recently of how Kirby was treated before, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were layers of foul play heaping over one another for years now, but I would also have to attribute that to a mix of my simply not liking Stan Lee and also just that the comics industry does play favorites and it’s very easy for some people to come out on top, no matter the context and circumstance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

    I’ll drop my money, drop like it’s hot!

  • Yesfir

    I’m totally in. Nothing about this seems like a bad idea, it is silly and amusing as hell.

  • BadenBadenPrinny

    Smoke weed and play Tekken every day :P

    • D-Rev

      ‘erryday~

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    I really hope there’s an option to turn this stage off. This is NOT what I want from my fighting games. And it has very little to do with me hating rap, even though I do. I don’t want, say, Satyr from Satyricon or Shagrath from Dimmu Borgir showing up in Tekken x Street Fighter either. This is actually somehow lamer than Darth Vader and Yoda in Soul Calibur IV. Entertainers have no place in fighting games. This is not an episode of Scooby Doo.  

    • MrRobbyM

      My my, it’s a negative Nancy.

      Okay, I take that back. You’re allowed to voice your opinion, but I do think it really isn’t a big deal.

    • XiaomuArisu

       Its a BONUS STAGE!Its not the main game its just a little gag.No reason to hate the game.

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        If it’s not in the main game, than that’s one thing. But since stages do tend to be randomly picked when playing the single player mode, there is the chance I will be subjected to this stage at least once. Plus, when I play online, if I play ranked, there’s always the chance that this stage may pop up. 

        • XiaomuArisu

           Sure there is a chance you will see this stage but one stage cant destroy the whole game.
          How about this:Do you want
          a)41 stages(in this case snoop dog stage is nr.41)
          or
          b)40 stages
          Most will choose a.
          What about you?

          • Nemesis_Dawn

            I’d go with b, only because it’s going to distract and anger me having to hear that for potentially three minutes.

        • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

          Then just bear with it for a few minutes… It’s not gonna kill you or anything, you know. It’s not like I like every single stage there is in Tekken 6 either, but if it’s a stage I’m not interested in, I just forget about the stage.

          Besides, Harada’s already putting lots of effort into making this a solid game. Just let them do a little more business; I doubt this one stage could ruin the entire game.

    • usagi_san

      Never heard of Def Jam: Fight for NY?

      EDIT: I see you already do, so this shouldn’t be a shock. Snoop Dogg wasn’t the first and certainly won’t be last. Just relax.

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        But that wasn’t a real fighting game, just an advertising vehicle for a record label. This is supposed to be a real fighting game and I feel like it is being tainted by this. It’s a cheap ploy to bring in a non-fighting game audience and I feel like it lessens the experience for people who just want to play a great game.

        • Speedo Redempteur

          Actually fight for NY had a very deep customisation system and was a very balanced and fun game…
          That game was really a gem … The only def jam game you should play/try

          • Kier Arnold

             Dude, Snoop was the FINAL BOSS of Def Jam, last I checked. We should show this man some respect by giving him a single stage in another fighting game, which already has a lot of hip-hop influence.

          • Nemesis_Dawn

            Then why don’t we give the final boss of Shaq-Fu a stage while we’re at it?

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

       http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/4672/dealwithitsnoop.gif

    • SirRichard

      You want the option to turn this stage and this stage alone off?

      There’s not liking rap and then there’s overreacting to a small part of a game, mate. You say it has little to do with you hating rap, but honestly I don’t believe that.

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        No, it does have very little to do with it. If an artist I actually liked and respected had the same deal going, not only would I not want to play on that stage, I would lose respect for the artist for letting themselves be cheapened in such a manner. With him, I don’t like him in the first place, so it’s not like it lowered my opinion of him any. But it did lower my opinion of the game for going for such a crass cash-in. 

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

          Please. If this were a bigger cash-in, Snoop Dog would be advertised as an actual playable character. That’s REALLY weird. But him as a stage attraction? It’s still not a big deal. At all. Sure, we can laugh at this as if it were a complete joke, but we can still appreciate this.

          Fighting games mostly work well with techno and (sometimes) rap. So having Snoop Dogg around isn’t that far off. Hell, let NB put Skrillex in TTT2; I’d find that appropriate too.

          • Nemesis_Dawn

            Never heard rap that fit in well in a fighting game. Techno, I agree with. But not rap. Doesn’t work. Metal, on the other hand. I may say a lot of bad things about what has happened to the BlazBlue series, but its soundtrack will never be something I say a single bad word about.

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

            Think so? Anarchy Reigns is not a fighting game in a traditional sense, but when you hear the songs in it, how does it not work for a fighting game? Still, not much rap was used that much in fighting games anyway, cuz they don’t bother to make tracks like these that aren’t so out of place.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SxBkFXWFVU&feature=channel&list=UL
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghd69pc9L2s&feature=channel&list=UL
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3-rAeBL-io&feature=channel&list=UL

          • Nemesis_Dawn

            If you look over the Anarchy Reigns threads, I’ve only heard two songs from the trailers that weren’t awful. Most of them have me hoping the game allows custom soundtracks.

            Of course, at this point, I’m hoping the game comes West, at all.

        • takopako

          associating yourself with tekken is not cheapening. dont you know that people actually LIKE and PLAY it. Snoop is apparently also a fan, so he is probably the on who contacted them!

    • takopako

      however, its a bonus stage. dont pick it. its not like they are taking anything away.

    • Peace Legacy

      Do you hear this? It’s me, performing a 17 bounce hit combo tune on the World’s Smallest Violin

      • alexis cortes

        Lol, That reminds me of Mr. Krabbs. 

  • https://twitter.com/gatotsu911 Project 2501

    That Tekken rap is giving me the most delicious Street Fighter III flashbacks.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      Please don’t remind me of the music in that game.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-LaBranch/100002132711844 Wayne LaBranch

        Why you hating on SFIII’s Music, that’s like…the best
        Edit: Actually never mind i can see why :l not all the songs have are same genre

        • Andrew Oh

          nah, it’s because he hates rap music and has no respect for it. and thinks that it takes no talent to create good rap music. 

  • Jake Deerberg

    It ain’t easy being Snoop D-o-double-g

  • thundergodCN

    Might as well add hologram Tupac

    • puchinri

      Or just take out Snoop and give us hologram Tupac.

  • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

    ………Okay, so apparently, this is real. I wouldn’t exactly consider it out-of-place though; not after including the High Rollers Club in Tekken 6. I doubt this stage could be more blingy than that…

  • roockie85

    Wow seriously why the hate man you guys bitch for everything complain over the smallest thing ever be glad that harada is trowing the game for us rather than leave it in arcades or in japan only

  • Angeru_Lito

    YES! this is both ridiculous and great, people who don’t think this is cool doesn’t know they are playing a game that features a Bear wearing a scarf , a living tree man and a guy who survive being thrown in a volcano I mean Tekken is cheesy dumb and it knows is cheesy dumb so you know have fun with it.

  • heartless141

    haters gonna hate.
    but they aint gonna change it.
    and nothing you can do about it.

  • ArcadiaSymphonia

    Omg this is funny! I love it!

  • Kitestwinblades

    Does this mean Lee’s Violet outfit is confirmed?
    If so… Excellent~!

  • Mister_Nep

    Wait. What?

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