– Collect All 191 Physical Cards, Scan QR Codes to Unlock Valuable In-game Bonuses, and Unleash the Awesome Might of Heihachi In-game and in Augmented Reality –
CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 2nd August 2013 – Following the successful launch – more than 4 million downloads – of the free-to-play TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT game on smartphones, tablets and web browsers in April, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced the launch of the physical Game Cards, which can purchased from the following retailers across the UK:
· GAME (Nationwide) ***Cards will be available to purchase from 6th August 2013***
· Amazon (Online)
· Stans Games (Falmouth and Cornwall)
· That Game Shop (Nottingham)
· DJ Computers (Bristol)
· Lees Games (Morecambe)
· Barkman Computers (Surrey)
· Games Centre (Scotland)
· Xbite (Sheffield)
· Playtime (Doncaster, Sheffield and Nottingham)
· That’s Entertainment (Essex)
· JD Games (Carmarthenshire)
· Insane Games (Somerset)
Sold in booster packs of five cards each, the 191 collectible cards bring a wealth of bonus in-game features including valuable power ups, collectible art, new cards via the card fusion system, augmented reality characters, plus extra chances to get super rare powers for Heihachi.
Check out the new trailer for the launch of the TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT Game Cards here:
“The support of the Tekken fans for Tekken Card Tournament has been incredible, and with the launch of the physical cards we’re giving them even more exciting possibilities to enjoy the game,” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “These cards bring so many extra features, not least of all is the ability to take the mighty Heihachi and its rare powers into battle.”
Decorated with Heihachi artwork, the booster packs contain five different cards with each card carrying a unique QR code to unlock specific in-game bonuses and power-ups. Scanning character cards using the augmented reality feature of the app lets players superimpose their favourite characters in 3D on the environment around them, with the ability to take photos and share them with friends.
Some cards are easier to find than others, and it will take dedication to collect all 191. Once players have acquired various character cards they can scan the QR code to unlock the card in the game and using the app’s card fusion system, players can also combine two scanned cards to create brand new cards in-game and gain valuable advantages.
In addition, players can collect sets of 9 art cards featuring exclusive designs such as the Japanese woodblock style artwork and the Lili bikini poster. Collectors also have the ability to play a streamlined standalone game with friends using the cards only.
Offering explosive PvP play across different devices, the visually stunning turn-based battler is available now as a free downloadable app from the following stores:
The game is also available for instant free play in web browsers at http://www.card-tournament.com/tekken.
In TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT, customize your deck, create new cards, train, then chain Focus, Strike and Block moves to take down opponents worldwide with blistering KO combos. Have you got what it takes to become world champion?
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Created and published worldwide by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., the TEKKEN™ fighting game series is among the world’s most popular and well-known gaming brands with franchise sales of more than 40 million units to date. Originally a 1994 arcade game, subsequent titles have been released for almost all gaming platforms. The series is renowned for the visual style of its many characters including Heihachi Mishima, Jin Kazama, Anna Williams and Emilie De Rochefort (Lili), and for its martial arts-based combat set in the universe of the King of Iron Fist Tournament. For more information go to www.tekken.com.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu or www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.
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