Namco's planned social network tie-in for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 won't cost you a dime to enjoy beyond the initial purchase the game. World Tekken Federation integration – an online destination where players can link their PSN account or Xbox Live gamertag and see select stats in real-time – will be online and ready to go when Tekken Tag Tournament 2 launches on September 11.

World Tekken Federation gives Tekken Tag Tournament 2 players the opportunity to "track personal statistics against the world, create and manage teams with friends, compete in online events and discuss intricate strategies" with other Tekken Tag Tournament 2 players, the press release past the break says. Right now, that's all Namco's telling us about this planned stat-tracking and social service.
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World Tekken Federation Available Free at Launch

NAMCO BANDAI Games America today announced that World Tekken Federation, the premium
online service for TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2, will be available free of charge when the
game is released worldwide the week of September 10, 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

The World Tekken Federation service gives TEKKEN® players the chance to interact in a social
community platform in order to track personal statistics against the world, create and manage
teams with friends, compete in online events and discuss intricate strategies with a level of
unparalleled detail in the fighting game genre.

"With TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2, the team is committed to providing an unparalleled
fighting game experience and are proving our dedication to this effort by offering World Tekken
Federation free of charge to everyone who buys a copy of the game," said Carlson Choi, Vice
President of Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. "Bringing together TEKKEN fans
from around the globe in such a robust online community is a first for the fighting game genre
and will give veterans and beginners a chance to develop their fighting skills in an exciting new
way."

World Tekken Federation will be available in North America coinciding with the launch of
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 on Tuesday, 09.11.2012. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 is
rated "T" for teen by the ESRB and carries a MSRP of $59.99 for PlayStation®3 system and Xbox
360.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.