Japanese-based video game publisher Namco Bandai announced Tuesday (June 5) a partnership with rapper Snoop Dogg for content for their upcoming fighting title, Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Via the partnership, Snoop "gangster touch" on the new Tekken game, creating an original song for the game, titled "Knocc 'Em Down"; and will also make a special appearance as a non-playable character in "The Snoop Dogg Stage" as a special pre-order bonus.
"We are big fans of Snoop Dogg and are proud to welcome him to the Tekken franchise," said Katsuhiro Harada, the game's Project Director at Namco. "The content we created with Snoop Dogg and the song he made for the game allow Tekken fans to experience the legendary hip-hop star in a unique way and blend both Eastern and Western cultures like never before."
"I've been a fan of Tekken since the 90s, so I'm excited to have made 'Knocc 'Em Down' for the game's soundtrack," adds Snoop. "The game's got a special stage featuring yours truly sittin' high above and watching the action take place. All you Tekken Tag Tournament 2 fans better get ready to experience kickin' ass on Tha Boss Dogg's stage with my new song..."
To get access to the "Snoop Dogg Stage, gamers will have to pre-order Tekken Tag Tournament 2. It is a free bonus as part of the title's pre-order through retailers worldwide. Fans who pre-order through Amazon.com and Best Buy also gain early access to the first DLC characters, Michelle Chang and Angel. Players who pre-order through GameStop will have exclusive early access to "The Snoop Dogg Stage" plus DLC fighters Kunimitsu and Ancient Ogre, in addition to Michelle Chang and Angel.
The upcoming title improves upon the tag-based combat of the original, with the latest installment introducing one-on-one fighting and solo fighter vs. tag-team battles.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is slated to drop worldwide the week of September 10th. Pre-order your copy now, over at Amazon.com.
For more info, visit Tekken.com.