While some games charge you for just about every piece of DLC that they make available to you, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is not going to be one of them, as producer Katsuhiro Harada says he would rather quit then include paid DLC. In an interview with Eurogamer (which you can read here), he said he is continually asked by his bosses at Namco about what the plans are for DLC, and how much money they can make out of it. However, he refuses to change his stance, which is admirable in this age of “release day DLC”.
“If you’re making a fighting game, all of the elements necessary to enjoy it should be on the disc, or should at least be available for free,” stated Harada. He continued: “I’ve been saying that, at least for Tekken, regarding techniques, characters and stages, these three things won’t be charged for, even if they are DLC. If I were given the choice to include paid DLC or quit Namco, I would maybe quit… Or maybe I would just say ‘get someone else to deal with this”.
He says that he isn’t against DLC characters, but he wants them to be free with paid DLC applying to non-essential items like previous soundtracks or past ending movies.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September 2012 with a Wii U version scheduled for ‘Winter 2012’.