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The worldwide simultaneous distribution of Bandai Namco’s ‘Tekken Revolution’ finally begins! A few days after its announcement during the E3 preview, the game will officially be distributed today, June 12, 2013. So what makes ‘Tekken Revolution’ different? Well, first, it’s absolutely free! It can be downloaded for the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation store.

During the launch, there will be a total of eight characters to choose from; Lili, Asuka, King, Paul, Law, Jack-6, Lars and Kazuya. But don’t fret just yet, more characters will be added with future updates and you will be able to purchase them with the in-game points that you earn!

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Like the most recent Tekken games, you can customize your characters, but not only that, players can also make their characters stronger through the XP they earn from playing matches. There are three attributes to choose from; POWER which boosts your damage, ENDURANCE which increases your character’s health and VIGOR which increases your chance in landing critical hits! Make Paul an absolute bruiser by increasing only his Strength attribute, make Jack-6 into a tank by increasing his Endurance, make Law even more dangerous by increasing his Vigor, the choice is all up to you, the player!

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There are two ‘Special Attack’ style in ‘Tekken Revolution’ for each character; ‘Critical Arts’ and ‘Special Arts’, with each character having four ‘Critical Arts’ moves which can deal a serious amount of damage against your opponent. Meanwhile, ‘Special Arts’ grant the player a period of invulnerability at the start of the move. These special attacks will acts as the foundation of your character.

The single player mode or ARCADE MODE makes you fight against CPU opponents while there are two types of multiplayer modes; The PLAYER MATCH which allows you to fight a  casual game against your friends and the RANKED MATCH which will determine your ranking as you fight gamers from all over the world.

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Almost 19 years after the release of the original game in 1994, the Tekken series is still going strong with nine games (Tekken, Tekken 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Tag, Tag 2) and a cross-over with Street Fighter (and you can count Soul Calibur if you want). It also sparked a 3D animated film, a Hollywood live-action motion picture and a two-episode OVA in 1998. Surely, making dysfunctional families fight each other have never been this fun!

Sources: Official Tekken Revolution Website and Sony PlayStation blog