Kuma and Miguel available now alongside Nina Williams and Feng Wei in Tekken Revolution's update
We knew that Nina Williams and Feng Wei were coming to bolster the free-to-play Tekken Revolution's roster, but in a nice surprise, it's been confirmed that two other famous fighters will be added as well.
Alongside Nina and Feng, both Kuma and Miguel have been added to Tekken Revolution via the same update, which is available now.
Kuma is an old hat compared to Miguel, whose only in-game appearances to date is Tekken 6, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Kuma (at least a version of him) has been in every single game to date. He also "bears" (I had to) some distinction as one of the few animals to ever grace a fighting game, provided you don't count the panda, kangaroo, two dinosaurs...actually, maybe he's not that distinct after all...
Like most of the game's roster, all four "new" characters can be unlocked through gaining gift points, or bought for immediate use if you just don't have the patience.
Alongside the "new" fighters, additional content has also be added in the form of new effects, costumes, stages, and a brand new game mode. In "Premium Sessions," players can fight each other with a 60-minute time limit. The highest rank players can earn has now been raised to "Danisen," or Dan 21. There's also a nice array of tweaks and bug fixes.
A brand new character never before seen in the Tekken universe is also set to hit Revolution, which you can read more about here (I pray it's not just a Lili palette swap, but no details have been offered yet). If you haven't played Tekken Revolution, you're quickly running out of excuses. The game is currently a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but it's possible the game could eventually come to Sony's handheld PS Vita.
If you've enjoyed Tekken games in the past, you'll feel quite at home playing Revolution. Players familiar to the series have the advantage, but as the game is free, there's nothing to stop novices from learning the tricks of the trade. Ultimately, it's a stripped down Tekken, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, and it's the best way to jog those old memories of playing at the local arcade. If you're a fan of fighters, give it a try. After all, you can't argue with the price.
The update hits European versions on Sept. 11.