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!

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