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Harada talks Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Gon not included due to lack of fan request, female characters in Tekken X Street Fighter to be 'very cute'

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 1, 2012 at 12:14 p.m. PDT
GameSpot AU recently conducted an interview with Katsuhiro Harada to discuss Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Harada covers many different topics including why Gon isn't in TTT2, how Jun was the highest requested character by unique fans and more.

He also drops a small bit of information about Tekken X Street Fighter saying that the female characters will look very cute and different; almost as if they weren't made by Namco.

Tips by SJFox and Rafael2487.

Comments

Zain23 said on August 1, 2012 at 12:19 p.m.

Lack.... Of... Fan.....?
Biggest troll ever

#1
FrozenLeafz said on August 1, 2012 at 12:20 p.m.

can't wait for some Tekken X Street Fighter gameplay :D

#2
SnakeX said on August 1, 2012 at 12:20 p.m.

In before people cry about the title of the news post without actually watching the video.

#3
Hammer said on August 1, 2012 at 12:21 p.m.

I'm actually really happy about gon not being included.

#4
t0fu said on August 1, 2012 at 12:27 p.m.

i'm actually very happy no gon, but i would have liked to see the return of tekken ball

#5
Cinderkin said on August 1, 2012 at 12:27 p.m.

I think it's funny that he mentions that Gon was not popular. I always hated that little dino, but I still thought he should have been in the game. I think it's interesting that they already have so many characters, but don't just bring back everyone from the series for TTT2. Tag always seemed like the non cannon fighter of the series. I could be wrong.

#6
kupowns said on August 1, 2012 at 12:43 p.m.

"female characters in Tekken X Street Fighter to be 'very cute'"
Tekken x DOA? lol

#7
kaka said on August 1, 2012 at 12:45 p.m.

harada is sure into this 2012 prophecy thing lol

#8
StriderZero92 said on August 1, 2012 at 12:48 p.m.

GOOD. No stupid@ss characters please. Go play umvc(Phoenix Wright) & sfxt(Megaman/Pacman). This is great news. Tekken Tag 2 is shaping up to possibly be the most successful fighting game this year. I have no complaints for it atm.

#9
Schwoi said on August 1, 2012 at 12:49 p.m.

yeah I dont need Gon either.
and cute girls are good too.
good good, haradasan is good.

#10
gigantor21 said on August 1, 2012 at 1:11 p.m.

Glad that Harada put the "bring back XXX" spammers on notice as far as character usage. There'd better be an endless sea of Kunis online and in tournaments, the way people wouldn't shut up about her. Not holding my breath, though.

At any rate...

COME ON SEPTERMBER! WHY ARE YOU TAKING SO LONG!? D:

#11
htownboss23 said on August 1, 2012 at 1:12 p.m.

well gon suck he is a piece of garbage and really come on the world wasnt goin to end from the start find a better excuse but as for the female characters lets see how many perverts jack off to them while they playin with them haha

#12
SteadiestShark said on August 1, 2012 at 1:13 p.m.

Now I want TxSF

Kappa

#13
TheDeadTexan said on August 1, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

That character select screen is ridiculous. Can't believe it's not final yet.

#14
ltzBoshyTime said on August 1, 2012 at 1:34 p.m.

I'm glad Gon isn't in the game, he would've been a waste of a slot. I'm happy with the current roster if it's still not final. Can't imagine who they'd add at this point; I've seen all the fan favorites already.

#15
Model_M said on August 1, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.

Lack of fan request? I have mad respect for Harada, but thats a straight up lie. He tweeted a while back about how Gon was only a one time thing and that the legal issues surrounding him are impossible to get around. Nothing to do with fan request.

#16
Model_M said on August 1, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.

Lack of fan request? I have mad respect for Harada, but thats a straight up lie. He tweeted a while back about how Gon was only a one time thing and that the legal issues surrounding him are impossible to get around. Nothing to do with fan requests.

#17
Pharaoh_Amaranth said on August 1, 2012 at 1:41 p.m.

I'm not upset about Gon not being in it. I believe just for sake of the game not being canon that he should have been in but hey! I'm not complaining at all. As for outside characters, I'd say no. Make a Namco Vs. game and just put Goku and whoever else in there. Leave Tekken alone.

#18
FlintGReY said on August 1, 2012 at 1:43 p.m.

@11

Kuni was technically a "bad" character...i never saw what was so special about her anyway. she does look OK in TTT2 tho...As for Gon, he's in...Harada is trolling.

#19
Eye_of_Orochi said on August 1, 2012 at 1:44 p.m.

#11

If Harada and his team make Kunimitsu crappy again, yeah you can bet only her true fans will use her, and even they may drop her eventually if she's bad enough. If she sucks, you won't be seeing her online much except for by those fans because 80% of people tier whore.

With the huge cast, the numbers of people using certain characters will be very spread out anyways. It'll be obvious who is the best because their usage numbers will stand out significantly.

Kuni is looking good though, I can't see her being bad enough to the point where we won't see plenty people using her. Maybe Harada even purposely made her much better in TTT2 just to test her popularity rather than her viability.

#20
htownboss23 said on August 1, 2012 at 1:57 p.m.

as for tekken future there will always be a future you have to make tekken 7,8,9 and follow up with tekken tag 3

#21
Scorpion said on August 1, 2012 at 2:10 p.m.

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#22
BumblebeeCody said on August 1, 2012 at 2:22 p.m.

Harada woo!

#23
yellowservbot said on August 1, 2012 at 2:28 p.m.

Yay! We love kawaii things.

#24
zUkUu said on August 1, 2012 at 2:31 p.m.

I want Gon and even more I want Tekken Ball!

#25
Torrie_De_Goddess said on August 1, 2012 at 2:33 p.m.

If Nina, Anna, Viper, and Chun-Li look "cute" then I'm not sure I want to see. :|

Still, I'm sure the gameplay will feel great. So, I'm guessing TxSF wont look like a Tekken game?

#26
illness690 said on August 1, 2012 at 2:55 p.m.

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#27
htownboss23 said on August 1, 2012 at 3 p.m.

@27 tekken has to be one of the most simplest games just look at the command list and find the most affective move thats how I became so good at it

#28
illness690 said on August 1, 2012 at 3:11 p.m.

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#29
htownboss23 said on August 1, 2012 at 3:28 p.m.

you must be talking about them ones that are tekken lord and other high ranked players sucks pretty bad. I actually found two people that ill give em a fight at least devil jin and law.

#30
BlazinKoolBreez said on August 1, 2012 at 3:29 p.m.

I like dis guy Harada-san,he does an interview n answers questions straight up like on TxSF he says clear that the MARKETING team is the reason y he cant say much,instead of that question cant be answered at the moment please be patient :)...
I h8 that response
He also gave me great info on life,the world wont end 2012 so now I dont hafta worry about not being able 2 play this game because of the 2013 release date,Thank.u.Harada-san

I wouldnt mind if he put Gon as DLC,even paid DLC, he earned the right 2 take my money a 1000x over,GOOD $H!T HARADA

#31
KissofPoison said on August 1, 2012 at 3:38 p.m.

Their is always a chance he is just trying to tease the fan base, however with Gon confirmed (basically) to not be in that means stronger chance for Dr. B

#32
HooliganComboFTW said on August 1, 2012 at 3:49 p.m.

Glad Gon is out

Honestly more interested in TxSF then TTT2. Cammy in that engine...me gusta

#33
htownboss23 said on August 1, 2012 at 3:52 p.m.

I can honestly say TxSF will have somewhere up to 60 characters if it reaches to 65 then it'll be a miracle...

#34
GhostHawk50 said on August 1, 2012 at 4:29 p.m.

Lack of fan request? I call bullcrap.

#35
GhostHawk50 said on August 1, 2012 at 4:34 p.m.

oh wait...we can request game characters? Add Pac-Man!!!!

#36
xShonuffx said on August 1, 2012 at 4:36 p.m.

No Gon? Im calling foul.

And this talk about stupid characters in Tekken games, thats like 60% of the cast. What do you call Roger, Alex, Combot and other goofballs? Gon was at least an original joke character.

Stop trying to act like you are all so hard.

#37
DivinePhoenix69 said on August 1, 2012 at 4:42 p.m.

Im really interested in seeing how txsf is going to look like.i really hope it blows sfxt out of the water in terms of gameplay and design.ttt2 is shaping up to be an amazing looking game as well, i cant wait:).

#38
Devils13th said on August 1, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.

So, i take it no one has come to the conclusion of who that second mystery character is yet ? Dr.B was obviously the first one, and with gon out of the way....

I nominate Ken Godhand Mishima.

http://www.fightersgeneration.com/cha...

#39
BlazinKoolBreez said on August 1, 2012 at 6:11 p.m.

VOTE KEN MISHIMA AS GUEST
strangely he makes me think of Ken being inducted into the Mishima family,think so

#40
Rising_Jaguar said on August 1, 2012 at 6:19 p.m.

sounds exciting!!

#41
GodPride said on August 1, 2012 at 6:43 p.m.

I hate stupid gimmicky characters and their vocal troll minority.

#42
Ogrelicious said on August 1, 2012 at 6:43 p.m.

Gon obviously is back. Harada said the same thing about Kunimitu having no fans and basically all the returnee's.
Have you noticed his excuse for discluding has changed also? it is now about requests however was about ownership before, Namco Bandai also made the game Gone: baku baku baku baku so Harada could have easily gained access to gon for TTT2, So DON'T RULE HIM OUT YET.

#43
neogeo_city said on August 1, 2012 at 7:21 p.m.

when he said if we have funds from tag then we will make another tekken game maybe thats why there is no news about txsf yet

#44
TsukiShiro said on August 1, 2012 at 7:52 p.m.

When he says 'cute' does he mean good looking like the chun fanart that was revealed a while ago, or are they all going to have big eyes taking up half of their faces

#45
HASJ said on August 1, 2012 at 8:47 p.m.

Tekken. Ball.
Gon not needed (though would be funny, for old time's sake).

#46
Wardog said on August 1, 2012 at 8:49 p.m.

@Ogrelicious. actually he might be telling the truth... the reason kunimitsu was taking off the roster and wasn't in T3-T6 cause he thought nobody didn't like her (boy was he wrong), so he finally heard the fans complaints and now he brought her back. i hope she make it in T7 with a new story because she didn't die and Harada just took her out by bad judgement.

#47
Wardog said on August 1, 2012 at 8:51 p.m.

Bring back Tekken Bowling! also put it online.

#48
ZeDudd said on August 1, 2012 at 10:18 p.m.

@47

True, i really liked her, although even i have to admit she was borderline useless in the older games. (but i still sticked to her and Yoshimitsu)

I'm glad she's back. A little sad to know Gon won't be back (but it looks like people here on Eventhubs didn't like him. XD)

#49
J said on August 2, 2012 at 4:07 a.m.

Tekken Ball >>>>>>> Tekken Bowling.

#50
ldksfnhiuwhewe said on August 2, 2012 at 5:45 a.m.

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#51
Hammer said on August 2, 2012 at 6:32 a.m.

@Zedudd I think people who don't want him back just voiced their opinion more on here lol

@xShonuffx The main reason I don't want gon back is because of his small size, not because he's a "joke" character. For me, as a longstanding player of fighting games, I hate, with a passion, characters who don't really follow normal character size/the average overall cast size. I wouldn't mind gon being in if he's all grown up like roger/alex. I'll be honest and say I was a little skeptical of them having True ogre in there, but its to early to judge because I haven't played the game yet.

#52
LocoMMA said on August 2, 2012 at 7:11 a.m.

i said this once, i'll say it twice. I really feel like Ryu and Ken(or) Chun Li will be in TTT2 As Guest Characters......

#53
LocoMMA said on August 2, 2012 at 7:12 a.m.

Ryu and Ken's costumes are already in the game... We Will See ^_^

#54
fgjfgjg said on August 2, 2012 at 8:27 a.m.

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#55
Galletano said on August 2, 2012 at 11:09 a.m.

I want to be in a coma until september 11.

#56
joebo said on August 2, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.

harada makes me proud to be a tekken fanboy.
he seems to be making the proper choices thus far (minus the solo character mode).
forcing a 2nd character opens opportunities to new characters and increases the love of the game. to be honest it doesn't even stifle the game because there are always another character that plays similarily.

#57
De_Reyman said on August 2, 2012 at 1:23 p.m.

Very much looking forward to Tekken Tag Tournament 2! Also, the teases he gives for Tekken X Street Fighter might put us off track, thinking it'll not look like a Tekken game.

But I'm confident that Harada-san and his team can make Tekken X Street Fighter a masterpiece! I just hope to see my Juri and Sakura in the Tekken-engine...

#58
xRELLIKx said on August 2, 2012 at 6:41 p.m.

Jesus christmass what a crokc >.< *smh*
The ARTICLE highlights the lack fo Gon and the reason is 'lack of fan request'.
Great thing lisening to the 3% of people out their who want frikking 'Snoop Doggy Dog aka Snoop Lion/wtfever.
You'd get more hype having Gon and Tekken Ball easily.

WTF!?

#59
ShinsokuHitokiri said on August 2, 2012 at 7:47 p.m.

Tekken Ball and Gon, please make it happen! :)

#60
BlazinKoolBreez said on August 3, 2012 at 12:27 a.m.

I kinda like wen they announced Snoop cuz it makes it super easy 2 get my friends 2 play,jus cuz they see Snoop

#61
Adon_is_Your_God said on September 13, 2013 at 6:49 p.m.

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