Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition Has A Touch Screen Move List

By Spencer . September 19, 2012 . 12:20pm

Having trouble remembering Iwatsubute or Spiral Rocky? Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition puts a move list at your fingertips. Similar to Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition lets players scroll through moves instead of assigning attacks to virtual buttons like Tekken 3D Prime Edition.


“We foresee a lot of players new to the series will join this installment. It does make it easier for novices because you can just push a shortcut to execute commands,” said Katsuhiro Harada to a small group of press.


“When you get better at the game and in high level play, there are some techniques that are better with the controller itself and not the shortcuts,” Harada continued. “A lot of people good with Tekken won’t even need the shortcuts. For example, the Wind God Fist, a staple of the Mishima’s that launches your opponent if you do that quickly, a more improved version of the technique will come out that is not available in the shortcuts.”


Harada said the team is still deciding if the touch screen move list will be available for online play.


Harada is also considering to make the Nintendo exclusive Mushroom Battle mode online-enabled. While the Tekken team is still ironing out details about the Wii U’s online features, Harada said latency or the lack there of will be the same as the PS3 and Xbox 360 version.


Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for Wii U will also have all available DLC characters from the PS3 and Xbox 360 version unlocked on Wii U. Harada didn’t confirm if this includes pre-order bonus fighters like Ancient Ogre and Michelle.


Finally, Harada also teased there are more features for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition that he hasn’t shown yet. Also, not all of the content for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 has been revealed yet.

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  • kupomogli

    They should have an option to turn it off or on by room in online play, but disable it completely during ranked play.

  • Karin Shita

    The first thing that caught my eye was Link. 

    • Sardorim

       No Link, just his costume on Kazuya.

  • KingGunblader

    I think that all of the gameplay options should be available online, but make sure to lock the shortcut / Mushroom Battle stuff out of ranked matches or the pros will lose it.

  • Sardorim

    Mwahahahah~! Now my touches can kill!

  • Budgiecat

    More interested in seeing some new unique exclusive titles for Wii U to motivate me to purchase it…

  • MrJechgo

    Who cares about touch screen inputs ?

    Where’s the Captain Falcon costume ?!?

  • drproton

    I have no problem with this.  After playing DoA: Dimensions and SF4 on 3DS, it’s easy to see that the touch screen moves really offer no advantages to normal input methods.

  • Man Link’s hat really does make me notice how big Kazuya’s forehead is.

  • $30632660

    The Move List on the Wii U Gamepad should be enabled for all gameplay modes including online play.Not everyone is masochistic like the hardcore Tekken Fans that wastes their life to learn all the moves of their favorite characters.

    • Rye

      Thats harsh.

    • ThePokeMaster

      Online? You’re gonna get your ass kicked if you keep looking down at the gamepad while playing. Take your time to learn the moves and stop your b*tching. Not every game is going to hold your hand like the average Wii game. 

      Otherwise don’t bother with the game. 

      • $30632660

        I’m sorry I’m not a masochist that loves to waste their life learning moves for all their favorite characters.

        And I love how you make false assumptions about Wii games.

        • ThePokeMaster

          I have a Wii. I wish good core games came around a lot more often. 

          I love how you make false assumptions about Tekken players. 
          It only takes one or two days to learn a character’s moves. The rest, like timing and dexterity, will come with time and experience. 

          How old are you? I started playing Tekken young and I did a lot less b*tching than many grown ass people today. 
          Like most fighting games, this game is not going to hold your hand. What kind of gamer doesn’t put the least amount of effort?! smh 

          • $30632660

            I said Hardcore Tekken Players and I said favorite characters, meaning more than one character.I highly doubt any hardcore Tekken fan has only one favorite character.

            Add to that the fact that this is a Tag Team Fighting game, meaning you not only have to learn one character’s move list, you have to learn two characters’ move lists.

            So it wasn’t a false assumption.

            You’re trying to claim maturity for not complaining about a function in a videogame and yet you’re complaining about me wanting to have the function included in all game modes.

            Let’s also get to the main question, since when does looking at a move list for a fighting game means the game is holding your hand?

            Fanboys these days sigh.

          • ThePokeMaster

            Maybe you should work on wording things better.
            The way you said it implied that only “masochistic” Tekken players that waste their lives can play without constantly looking at a moves list while playing

          • $30632660


            “Not everyone is masochistic like the hardcore Tekken Fans that wastes their life to learn all the moves of their favorite characters.”
            I worded it just fine.You either can’t read or was just being a fanboy.I think it was the latter.

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