Tekken 3D: Prime Edition inspired by Super Smash Bros.

Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada has revealed that he had decided to pitch the concept to release Tekken 3D: Prime Edition having seen fans enjoying Super Smash Bros. during a gaming tournament.

Attendees at the Major League Gaming tournament were able to play both Tekken titles and Super Smash Bros., and whilst “big, brawny guys” were bashing each other senseless on Tekken, the Super Smash Bros, players appeared to be having a lot of fun.

Such a reaction inspired Harada to bring the Tekken series to a Nintendo platform for the first time in nearly ten years.

“Super Smash Bros. had everyone from adults to kids, even women so I thought they would be all playing cheerfully together, but there were these deafening cheers coming from them playing tournaments”, Harada explained during the latest Iwata Asks interview. “I saw that and I was convinced that participants feel the same things while they play Super Smash Bros. and Tekken”.

He continued, “Seeing that and thinking, ‘I want these people to play Tekken, too!’ was one of the things that lead us to release it for Nintendo 3DS”.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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