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Katsuhiro Harada has considered making a Tekken collection but wonders if fans really 'need' it

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • December 24, 2019 at 7:47 a.m. PST • Comments: 66

Collection-style games are not uncommon in this day and age. Companies have been known to go back and gather up several installments of various titles, repackage them — often with new features — and release them so that a modern audience can experience classic games from days past.

In the fighting game world, we've seen exactly this from companies like Capcom and their Street Fighter collections, but did you know that such a collection was also considered for Tekken? Series Director Katsuhiro Harada said that he considered making a Tekken collection several times, actually, but wonders if fans really "need" it.

Over on Twitter early this morning, one follower asked Harada if he would ever be up for creating a Tekken collection on modern or next-gen consoles.

"I've considered it several times, but do you really need this?" Harada responded.

As one might imagine, the comments section of this tweet quickly filled up with fans expressing just how much they need this. Mainstay Tekken games were requested here, as well as Tekken Tag Tournament 1 and 2, and people were vocal about wanting to see these games given online functionality.

Brand and Community Advisor for the Tekken series, Mark "MarkMan" Julio, chimed in saying that he'd want to see the arcade versions ported over. "I would love to play just the arcade versions of T1-TTT1 on modern consoles. Especially TTT1 arcade! It has never been ported for home at all! I would by 100 copies (no joke)!" wrote MarkMan.

Prominent face, player, and tournament organizer in the fighting game community, Alex Valle, is also in favor of the idea. "Yes, please have a legacy / collections version of the classics!" Valle said.

The Tekken series has had a long legacy of strong fighting games released over the last 25 years. It stands to reason that we would eventually see a collection released, and perhaps fan demand will sway Harada and Bandai Namco into reconsidering.

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