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WTF? Namco Bandai Announces "World Tekken Federation" Online Service

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Namco Bandai has unveiled a new online service that they'll launch alongside Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and it's called the "World Tekken Federation."

Slow down. Look at that name. Yup. The WTF.

It's okay to chuckle a bit.

From the press release:

The World Tekken Federation service will provide TEKKEN® players with a social community platform to track personal statistics against the world, create and manage teams with friends, compete in online events and discuss intricate strategies with a level of unparalleled detail in the fighting game genre.


The mode will work something like other persistent online multiplayer communities, allowing players to spend their off hours tracking stats, joining communities, climbing leaderboards, and generally going all transmedia.

The World Tekken Federation will expand the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 experience through the following key fundamentals:

Scout: The World Tekken Federation gives the vast TEKKEN community a centralized hub for all things TEKKEN. Participate in the forums to discuss character strategies, move sets and gain insightful knowledge from the community. Connect with TEKKEN players of all skill levels to join or create teams and track their personal or team stats against other teams as they make their way through the leaderboards. Team leaders will be able to recruit rising competitors in the community to create an all-star roster of players.

Train: The World Tekken Federation gives players access to a wealth of fighter stats to help improve their chances of defeating their foes in the King of Iron Fist arena. Players will be able to view and analyze their player card to gain insightful metrics pertaining to their entire battle history. Find out which character tag-team combinations work best, and which characters need more time with TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2's robust training mode known as the Fight Lab. Players will also be able to extract valuable information about their opponents for the next time they meet in the ring.

The World Tekken Federation provides fans a unique and exciting experience by providing players a constant connection to TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 that they can access through any online connected device. Sign up for exclusive community events, gain exclusive World Tekken Federation achievements, participate in the forums or evaluate detailed player statistics at home, on the way to work, or anywhere in between.


So, WTF? The World Tekken Federation, that's WTF.