Namco Bandai Games Europe S.A.S. has announced a collaboration with iconic hip-hop star Snoop Dogg to create original content for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, the next instalment in the award-winning videogame franchise coming this September for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Snoop Dogg puts his inimitable gangster touch on Tekken Tag Tournament 2 with an original song created exclusively for the videogame, titled Knocc ‘Em Down.
“We are big fans of Snoop Dogg and are proud to welcome him to the Tekken franchise,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken Project Director at Namco Bandai Games Inc. “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.”
With his new song Knocc ‘Em Down, Snoop Dogg prepares players for the next battle in Tekken Tag Tournament 2’s legendary King of Iron Fist tournament. Featured in the game and on the original soundtrack, Knocc ‘Em Down blends Snoop’s smooth style with the lethal power of Tekken. The music video releasing in the next week will feature Snoop squaring off against the Tekken community’s most highly respected competitive fighters and model Adrianne Curry, herself a beat-‘em-up aficionado.
The Doggfather will also make a special appearance in the videogame as a non-playable character in The Snoop Dogg Stage as a special pre-order bonus to be made available in addition to previously announced pre-order downloadable content (DLC) that bolsters the largest roster in Tekken history.
“I’ve been a fan of Tekken since the 90′s so I’m excited to have made Knocc ‘Em Down for the videogame’s soundtrack. The videogame’s got a special stage featuring yours truly sittin’ high above and watching the action take place,” says Hip-Hop icon Snoop Dogg. “All you Knocc ‘Em Down fans better get ready to experience kickin’ ass on Tha Boss Dogg’s stage with my new song Knocc ‘Em Down banging in the background. What more could you ask for?”
Gamers looking to connect with their favourite rapper can pre-order Tekken Tag Tournament 2 to gain access to The Snoop Dogg Stage, which continues a tradition of iconic stage backgrounds in Tekken games with the Doggfather making an appearance along with a bevy of beautiful women. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be available worldwide for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 across North America on 11th September 2012 and in Europe on 14th September. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Tekken Tag Tournament 2.