Tekken boss brands Wii U GamePad "distracting" for fighting games

Hints at how Tag Tournament 2 will play on Nintendo's new console.

Glancing between screens while playing Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on Wii U is "distracting" while playing fighting games, series boss Katsuhiro Harada has told Eurogamer.

Tag Tournament 2 on Wii U, due for release sometime during the console's four-month launch window, will likely not use the GamePad touchscreen for complicated manoeuvres.

The GamePad will instead be utilised in a simpler fashion.

"Looking at the small screen and the big screen at the same time is pretty distracting for a fighting game," Harada explained. "So we're thinking of making it useful as a way of having shortcuts.

"Or, by making progressing through the game more convenient. Or by playing alone on the GamePad screen."

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 releases first for standard PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 controllers on 14th September. It's one of two titles from Namco for Nintendo's new hardware, alongside mad arcade port Tank! Tank! Tank!

Snoop Dog in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

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