With a legendary franchise like Tekken in its library, it was probably only a matter of time before Bandai Namco created an entry specifically for phones and tablets. Bandai Namco officially announced the mobile game, simply called Tekken, and revealed that it was live in soft launch in the land of the maple leaf. Everyone else can pre-register now at the game’s official website, with special launch rewards for all dependant on how many people sign up ahead of time.
Tekken plays similarly to other fighting games on the market, with simple tap and swipe controls. The wrinkle is that each fighter can collect and use special cards called Waza cards that can be tapped during battle to execute powerful moves, perfect for stringing together or finishing off combos.
Both the Waza cards and a skill tree system promise a good degree of customization for your favorite fighter. And there are plenty to unlock, as Bandai Namco says there will be more than 100 at launch. There’s also a story mode featuring Kazuya Mishima and Nina going up against an enemy called the Revenant created specifically for the mobile game, asynchronous multiplayer, live events and more.