Free to download from PlayStation Store and play, TEKKEN Revolution offers an amazing new way to engage with the world's greatest 3D fighters.
The action is accessed using Arcade Coins (for the single player mode) or Battle Coins (for the multiplayer modes). These are free although limited in number – and once you’ve used up your current cache you’ll have to wait for it to recharge before you can play again. Alternatively, if you’re impatient to get stuck into your next opponent, you can purchase a bunch of Premium Coins via PlayStation Store. What’s more, if you start a multiplayer battle using a Premium Coin, you can go on fighting until you’re defeated… if you’re ever defeated.
When you dive into battle, you’ll find all the best aspects of the acclaimed TEKKEN series present and correct, including a bunch of classic characters, relentless one-on-one combat and flurries of glittering special attacks. Some of the wilder moves seem more spectacular than ever, and you’ll be wide-eyed as you rain combo after combo upon unfortunate enemies, each attack sparkling with electric energy.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that this was all you needed to enjoy martial arts mayhem, but TEKKEN Revolution has another inspired trick up its sleeve in the form of Skill Points. Skill Points are gained by competing in any of the game modes, though winning will earn them quicker than just taking part. Once obtained, you can spend Skill Points on any of the characters in your roster, increasing their power (the strength of their blows), endurance (the length of their health bar) or vigour (their hit rate).
The Skill Points system encourages strategic thinking and makes fighting much more fun – when you realise that defeating an enemy can lead to a real reward, the tension ramps up to new extremes. In addition, success can earn you XP, which propels you up the rankings, and Gift Points, with which you can unlock a horde of bonus characters. And with so many incentives to win, losing really isn’t an option…