Tekken Fan Creates Batman Beyond, Cyclops, and More In-Game

A Tekken fan created futuristic Batman, Cyclops, and other popular comic and game characters using the character customization features in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Release Tekken 8.

In 2012, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 reintroduced the extensive character customization suite to the long-running Tekken franchise and was a huge improvement over Tekken 5 and Tekken 6. Players can fully customize the appearance of playable characters, including hair, clothing, accessories, tattoos, decals, and more. Character customization is returning in Tekken 7, but the feature itself is somewhat limited compared to its predecessor. For example, custom decals are no longer available in Tekken 7.

Tekken fan NovaSeiken recalls Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s character customization kit after creating characters like Nightwing, Batman Beyond, Cyclops, Strider Hiryu, and more. Since the game allows players to create custom decals, NovaSeiken was able to create decals like Nightwing’s signature logo and Cyclops’ X-Men logo. These custom appliques also allow users to create intricate patterns for garments. After creating several custom decals and patterns, NovaSeiken will use these creations to design impressive character outfits for characters like Jin Kazama and Lars Alexanderrson.

NovaSeiken hopes that decal customization will return in Tekken 8, but users think it is unlikely to return with the new game’s customization kit. Additionally, some users in the Tekken community feel that Tekken 7’s character customization suite is sub-par and may not be substantially changed in Tekken 8. Others felt that Tekken 6 had better customization kits despite some improvements made in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

These custom character designs were impressive in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and the return of custom decals in Tekken 8 will allow players to once again customize their roster to their liking. However, it’s unlikely that Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s custom decals feature will return as online play may be limited. At the very least, Tekken 8 might benefit from having customization features, just like Tekken 7 and Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 did.

Tekken 8 includes several returning characters from Tekken 7, including Asuka Kazama, Leroy Smith, and Lili. Bandai Namco hasn’t revealed any new details about the game’s customization, single-player, and multiplayer content, but producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that Tekken 8 will feature cross-play and rollback netcode. Combo Breaker attendees can also learn more about Tekken 8 through a live closed alpha test later this month.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is available on Arcades as well as PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360.

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