Harada: No paid DLC characters in Tekken, paid DLC vanity items a possibility

Posted by SFilp • April 17, 2012 at 9:42 a.m. PDT
Harada: No paid DLC characters in Tekken, paid DLC vanity items a possibility Edge-Online is reporting that Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken series producer, has a few differentiating opinions on DLC. He states that while no characters will ever be paid DLC, there might potentially be paid vanity items.


Here is a little excerpt to get you started.

"Tekken has never had DLC before and charged for it," he told us during Namco Bandai’s Global Gamer Day event in Las Vegas last week. "This isn’t really directed at Capcom, I have always said this, but I see the characters and their move sets as chess pieces - they are essential items necessary in the game and we would never sell any of those individually."

Importantly, however, Harada has not entirely ruled out paid DLC in the Tekken series, though he says it would only be used for vanity items. "There are some strange people on Twitter who ask for really peculiar items like bikini suits for Lee Chaolan," he told us. "Obviously, we wouldn’t have had that in our original development plan, so if we were going to do it, we’d need to create it right now, without a budget - obviously we’d have to charge a little bit for such items."

Harada also said that characters could be made available early as pre-order incentives, but stressed that they would be free to other players and unlocked in the natural course of playing the game. But as for characters or items offering a competitive advantage, it seems, Namco’s position is final: no paid-for downloads. "I was saying this before the Capcom thing happened," Harada insisted. "My stance hasn’t changed."

Check out the full article over on Edge-Online.

To see some examples of some Tekken vanity items check out our previous post about the ones currently featured in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited.

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