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.