Friday, January 04, 2008

Tekken 6 + RR Update

Screens of the various costume customizations are being posted on the Tekken Zaibatsu forums. It’s nice to see how the patterns and colors can dramatically change the feel of the same article of clothing.

It would be preferable if there were more totally brand new clothing items, but it’s better than nothing. I’m definitely hoping they make unlocking the outfits easier this time. It took way too long to earn enough credits to buy all the variations last time, so I only did it for a few select characters.

Next RR?
I didn’t get a chance to respond to the comments from the last post before this update so I’ll put my two cents here about whether there will be another Rumble Roses game. The best possible outcome would be a true sequel on the PS3. They did an amazing job utilizing the power of the 360 (and even the PS2 version was impressive from a technical standpoint), so a PS3 upgrade should dazzle.

My gut feeling on what is most likely to happen is a follow up to the 360 version that re-uses many of the same models. The big difference this time is the game will be designed from the beginning to make its real money from DLC like Idol Master. There will be some new modes and arenas, but expect a slew of costumes and accessories, maybe even queen’s match penalties for purchase.

Their experiment in DLC for RRXX probably showed them that they have a core audience that will eat this up and make up for the lower overall sales of the actual game.

I have no clue if the DLC sold well or not, but my guess is it did pretty good. I also think the series may get a new name and retain only the most popular characters while adding in new ones. DLC performance should easily tell them who gamers will purchase outfits for and who they won’t.

Plausible or not?

4 comments:

Conviction said...

Nice post.

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Kiki said...

You could always ask SurferGirl about the the next RR ;)

Also, yay corsets & thigh-highs! ^_^

Anonymous said...

I'd rather the developer makes a complete game from the get-go instead of releasing 200 DLC items later on. It disappoints that the guys behind Idolmaster would take advantage of obsessive nerds.

Anonymous said...

I think RR needs to be on both PS3 and xbox360. RR has a cult but devoted fanbase on the 360 who also bought the PS2 version. I'm thinking a true sequel ported to both platforms would be more beneficial than making a rehash for the PS3 with more DLC.The PS3 in the U.S is not very strong while the 360 is. So just a PS3 port would not be a good idea in the long run.