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Harada: No Paid DLC Characters For Tekken

Fighters are a well played game of chess.

Tekken head honcho Katsuhiro Harada has confirmed that the series, unlike other fighters, won’t be seeing paid DLC characters any time soon.

Speaking in to Edge in response to the controversy surrounding Street Fighter X Tekken’s on disc DLC, Harada stated that a similar route would not be taken for Tekken X Street Fighter.

“This isn’t really directed at Capcom, I have always said this, but I see the characters and their move sets as chess pieces – they are essential items necessary in the game and we would never sell any of those individually.”

Harada was keen not to be seen as critical of his new partners in business, saying that if the decision to include characters on the disc was likely taken to ensure that players without the DLC characters could fight against each other.

However, he was wary to entirely rule out paid downloadable content for the series further down the line, but he suggests that such content would not be vital to the gameplay experience.

 “There are some strange people on Twitter who ask for really peculiar items like bikini suits for Lee Chaolan.

“Obviously, we wouldn’t have had that in our original development plan, so if we were going to do it, we’d need to create it right now, without a budget – obviously we’d have to charge a little bit for such items.”

Source: Edge

  1. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009


    Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 22:33.
    • jikomanzoku
      Since: Jan 2010

      Isn’t it just

      Comment posted on 18/04/2012 at 09:19.
  2. Kite
    Since: Apr 2010

    Apreciation level increased by 3!…
    THAT’s how you do it!

    Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 22:44.
  3. Nickboss1
    Since: Mar 2010

    Take note capCON

    Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 23:04.
  4. Sitorimon
    Since: Jul 2011

    This is lovely to hear. Very much appreciated

    Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 23:18.
  5. btime
    Since: Mar 2009

    Katsuhiro Harada


    Comment posted on 18/04/2012 at 00:12.
  6. Sympozium
    Since: Aug 2009

    I love Harada he seems like a honest and nice chap, can’t wait for TTT2 but if its on Vita I’d be so excited I’ve spent so much more hours on fighting games on a portable console than a home console.

    Comment posted on 18/04/2012 at 00:59.
  7. KeRaSh
    Since: Nov 2009

    Some faith in humanity has been restored…

    Comment posted on 18/04/2012 at 07:41.
  8. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    What’s this? DLC that won’t have cost you anything? Or is locked to the disc thus locking out a part of the fecking game despite you buying it brand new. I don’t think that is how DLC is suppossed to work anymore. ;)

    On a serious note, i’m glad that there are still some publishers/developers who will still give their customers free DLC and not have the fecking things locked to the fecking disc like a certain publisher who treats us as their ATM.

    Comment posted on 18/04/2012 at 09:23.

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