Namco Bandai announced the start of the We Are Tekken project which is about artists, music producers and fans re-imagining Tekken in their own way by seeing how they would make Tekken Tag Tournament 2 look and sound.
People who wish to take part of the project can re-imagine the sound or visuals of the upcoming tekken game in their own unique style by producing an original piece of art based on game characters and environments or by remixing one of six tracks from the game’s original soundtrack. People have up to July 16th in order to submit their work which will then be hand-picked by the Tekken team with winners announced on July 23rd.
To provide some inspiration, Namco Bandai has collaborated with a number of renowned artists, illustrators and electronic music producers from North America and Europe to create their own visions of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Remixes of the game’s original soundtrack have been created by electro house artists Crookers, Busy P, Siriusmo, Jokers of the Scene and His Majesty Andre; drum’n’bass producers Logistic and Benton; moombahton rising stars Sazon Booya and more.
Tekken characters have been re-imagined by comic artists Neal Adams, Alan Kupperberg, Daniel Govar, Jock, Ben Willsher and Jon Davis Hunt,low-brow legends Frank Kozik and Vince Ray, illustrators McBess and Adam Haynes, and graphic artist Superdeux.
The work by the artists and producers will be presented in the artbook alongside the winning fan entries and on an exclusive remix CD in the We Are Tekken limited retail edition of the game, which will be releases in Europe on September 14th. Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Project Director at NAMCO BANDAI GAMES Inc stated:
“We have never done anything like this before. The WE ARE TEKKEN project is going to provide us an amazing vision of how TEKKEN might look and sound in a parallel universe, Everybody on the TEKKEN team is really excited to see and hear what the fans will create.”
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