It seems like Pai Chan, Sarah Bryant and the rest of the VF Girls won't be getting any competition in the fighting genre's Swimsuit Category anytime soon. Recently on Twitter, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada responded to a Tekken fan's question whether the girls would receive bikini costumes in the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. The answer, disappointingly, was a pretty solid 'NO'. Now, I wasn't really expecting Tekken to go this route, even if the recent infusion of fan service in Sega's Virtua Fighter may have signaled a new level of fan service for 'serious' fighting games. Apparently, Tekken is still 'sacred' to some degree.
This doesn't mean of course that the game will not have it's share of sex appeal- while bikinis per se may not be coming, there are usually sexy outfits available to the female characters that are just as hot, if not hotter, than straight swimwear. Of course, bikinis are awesome but in the end, the most important to us here of course is basic barefoot customization. With Character Customization already confirmed in the game, I'm hoping that this time around at least all the girls get the option to go shoeless, aside from those who already had it in Tekken 6.
That said, I guess this just makes it more imperative that we all keep praying and hoping for a console port of Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown to get our barefoot bikini babe fix on our PS3's and Xbox360's. Another title that will hopefully yield lingerie-clad lasses is the new Soul Calibur, as long as the Character Creation feature remains intact. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that everything turns out for the best in the end, people. Later then!
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