Online-exclusive Tekken Hybrid bundle adds exclusive FightStick

Namco Bandai is relaunching its "ClubNamco" online store with an exclusive Tekken Hybrid bundle. The $249.99 set, limited to 1,000 units, contains the Tekken Hybrid limited edition, along with an exclusive Namco-branded Mad Catz Tournament Edition S FightStick, which might be the most understated arcade stick we've seen. Pre-orders open today in advance of the game's official release date is November 22.

While the real purpose of the stick is to play Tekken Tag Tournament HD and the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue included in Hybrid, the PS3-exclusive release also includes Tekken: Blood Vengeance, making that the first movie we can think of to have an official arcade stick.

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Pre-Order TEKKEN® Hybrid Exclusively at clubNAMCO Today for a Limited Edition Mad Catz® FightStick

SAN JOSE, Calif., (October 6, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced a clubNAMCO exclusive version of TEKKEN® Hybrid for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. This exclusive bundle includes TEKKEN Hybrid's Limited Edition two-disc soundtrack and art book, along with an exclusive Mad Catz® all-black "TEKKEN Hybrid – Namco Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 'S'". The TEKKEN Hybrid "Extreme" bundle will be limited to 1000 units and will be sold exclusively through the newly revamped clubNAMCO online store at for $249.99. Pre-orders for the online exclusive TEKKEN Hybrid "Extreme" bundle begin on October 6, 2011. TEKKEN Hybrid will be available for purchase in North America on November 22, 2011.

TEKKEN Hybrid bridges together a decade of TEKKEN history by including TEKKEN ®Tag Tournament HD, TEKKEN® Tag Tournament 2 Prologue, and the TEKKEN®: Blood Vengeance CG movie. TEKKEN Tag Tournament HD gives players a high definition version of the beloved PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system title TEKKEN Tag Tournament, while TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 Prologue gives western fans a chance to try the current Japanese arcade smash hit, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2. TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 Prologue features four playable characters with exclusive outfits and stages taken from TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance.

"The re-launch of clubNAMCO and the TEKKEN Hybrid 'Extreme' bundle represents a major step for the future of NAMCO BANDAI Games," said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "By creating a direct relationship with our fans, we are able to offer exclusive bundles, sales and special events better suited for our rapidly growing community."

For a special sneak peek at the clubNAMCO exclusive TEKKEN Hybrid Mad Catz FightStick, please visit the Mad Catz booth (517/616) at the Devastation Event in Phoenix, Arizona taking place October 7 - 9, 2011. For more information on TEKKEN Hybrid, please visit, or

This article was originally published on Joystiq.