Tekken Producer Talks Tekken Wii U, Game Will Run At 60fps

Tekken designer Katsuhiro Harada,has revealed to Nintendo Gamer that the forthcoming Tekken Wii U will run at a lightning fast 60fps, has impressive image latency, and will make use of the console’s touchscreen controller in lots of new and interesting ways.

“The speed of the image transmission feature from the screen to the controller is impressive.”

“The first time I saw Wii U, I thought, ‘isn’t the delay longer than one frame? If it is, it’s going to be difficult for fighting games.’ But when I heard that the latency actually isn’t more than 1/60th second I was really happy.”

“In reality most games offer a variable frame rate of no more than 20fps to 40fps. But one of our major objectives will be to fix the frame rate of our game at 60 so it becomes a match about movements and no longer a match about visuals.

“Of course, with a frame rate of 30 images per second, we still get very nice visuals, but you can’t compare our 60fps games with those that have low frame rates – we’re taking the fight into an entirely different dimension altogether.”

“I’ve often heard about or seen fighting-game players playing with a strategy guide open at their feet,” Harada said. “So it would be useful if we could, for example, distribute an enhanced digital version of the guide that the player could see while playing, and even touch to have a live preview on the main screen.”

“Another thing I would like to do is use the capacity to write on the screen,” he said. “I’d like to implement a feature such as being able to customise the character by drawing and painting on the screen.”


    1. on my notebook Super Street Fighter IV Arcade runs at 40-45fps which 2gb of memory, then I added more 2gb and updated the AMD Catalyst and the fps were increased to 55-60, the game looks much better

      1. Never played BF3, but when I buy a new power supply for my desktop I’ll put my VGA back, I doubt tha will run at 130 fps xD

      2. Wow!

        On high graphics? or low?

        Really it’s up to the specs on the PC to get it high.

        130FPS is amazing still.

  1. Not really huge on tekken but all this sounds pretty good. Developers excited about the game and system. Innovative features. Can’t wait to see more. Hopefully the next soul calibur will have cool features like that.

  2. A game at 60 fps looks and moves a lot better than a low frame rate game. I hope all Wii U game have a constant high frame rate. Damn it! It’s still only fucking Febuary!

    Leave luck to heaven.

    1. I’m saving money to my Wii U, in Brazil it will be very expensive, in Wii release the price was U$ 1250, five times the US price, the taxes are to high here and the reselling group was practicing an abusive price.

      1. Wow. $1250? was that US of Brazillian money. Cause I live in Trinidad and a Wii is still $1800 in my country’s currency.

      2. I live in Jamaica and the wii is Jam$30,000.00. And it still sell fast.

        I know i gotta buy my wii u in the states. I don’t think i can afford it here.

      3. Yeah.

        It’s so confusing.

        In geography books the main currency is US$ and people in Australia say “THE WII COSTED $400” But… that was in AU$ NOT US$

        Seriously countries using $ are confusing because the guy you just replied to maybe using CN$.

      4. “U$” is how dollar is represented in Brazil, in Brazilian “Real” is represented by “R$”, in “Real” in the launch Wii costed R$ 2499,99

      5. Now the Brazilian Wii with a game and two Wiimotion plus is R$ 699 to 799 which is the same price of 3DS.

  3. Tekken 3DS has been completely slated in reviews. And you know something is wrong when Namco shove a 92 minute film on the cartridge to make up for the poor game.

    All Namco’s franchises, except Ridge Racer, have been rubbish since Bandai took over the company.

    Fuck Tekken!! Capcom are the masters of fighting games!

    1. You never played Tekken haven’t you?

      Tekken is more similar to Dead Or Alive in gameplay terms, It’s in a 3D environment while Street fighter is Side fighting.

      1. Ive played tekken 1, 2 & Tekken Tag…. And they got too samey to bother with after that.

        Id sooner play Darkstalkers, Blazblue or even Bloody Roar as at least they were original.

        Namco used to be one of my favourite companies in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
        But now they are getting worse than EA for releasing the same games year after year with no major improvements to franchises.

      2. Wait, you are a fan of Capcom fighters but you hate that Tekken is too samey?

        XD XD XD

        Please enjoy your Super Hype Street Fighter IV Ultra Volt HD 3D Edition that costs $60 new and the newest feature are $5 pallet swap DLC.

      3. I never liked Street Fighter, and never paid money for any of them.

        Marvel Vs. Capcom and Darkstalkers piss all over the Street Fighter series.

        So your assumption that i only like Capcom for Street Fighter is completely incorrect.

      4. Never cared for it myself. Like the poster above, I was more into capcom or SNK fighting games. The only 3d fighting game I ever played and sorta enjoyed was Dead or alive on dreamcast lol.

  4. this is REALLY good news because this could mean that the wii u could be the standered in fighting game tourneyment

  5. @ donzaloog

    The new Soul Calibur come to Wii U (here in the Netherlands are nothing up to date:(.

    The console is so powerful that a pc not can bypassing too.

    1. PC are more powerful then any console around.

      Gaming PC’s can easily be clocked up to 5GHZ while the Wii U only runs at 3.5GHZ(?) and other consoles at 3.2GHZ.

      Of course PC’s need much better processors but Gaming PC’s have the best graphics around bypassing any current console into dust.

      Gaming PC is expensive and runs of Windblows however. I prefer console gaming, Wii U is already confirmed by Sega, Gearbox and Nintendo that the Wii U is 50% more powerful then 360 and pS3.

  6. Though I’m a bit put off by their prejudiced approach toward a portable fighter where features are cut out for a 3D movie, I still take pleasure in this statement about Wii U. It’s a breath of fresh air to hear about its benefits after so much slamming from investment analysts (but who really cares what they have to say?) and others.

  7. I don’t think any fighting game fans would’ve taken this game seriously if it was less than 60fps (less is fine on a handheld, but you’d expect more on a console), so this is good.

    I’m still wondering whether this is Tekken Tag 2, the Tekken x Street Fighter they’re developing once Capcom’s Street Fighter x Tekken comes out, or something else entirely…

    1. DOAD on the 3DS was 60FPS and 3D at 30FPS… I Hated the 3D because it lowers the FPS by a half… I never play on 3D on my 3DS anyways :)

  8. Shows the muscle of the upcomming Wii-U when games are running this good early on. I have a feeling when all is said and done that the final specs of the system will fall anywhere between 3x-6x the capabilities of the current HD twins (I predict 3x to even 4x max) in order to release on a consumer friendly price. Which I am hoping or predicting to be somewhere between $299-$349 during it’s worldwide release. I have no doubt they were aiming higher seeing the speculated specs but the fall out from the 3DS price debacle might have made Nintendo rethink it’s price vs performance strategy.

  9. Every fighting game these days are wanted at 60FPS… yesh, Bloody roar on the Gamecube had amazing graphics and ran at 60FPS.

    Fighting fans wont really bother on a game lower then 60FPS.

  10. This is good news. I hope that more fighting games will take advantage of Wii U’s capabilities and go on Wii U. Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, Dead or Alive,BlazBlue, Virtua Figher, etc. should really consider the Wii U.

  11. Tekken was one of the best games ever made… especially Tekken 6 on PS3. I’m looking forward to Tekken U on Nintendo’s new console!!!!!

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