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Posted by Chuck Corbin on Nov 21, 2012

Online Pass Not Required For Tekken Tag Tournament 2 For Wii U

Used video game sales are a problem for many publishers. After all, a company like GameStop can sell a used copy of a game for 5 dollars less than a new copy, and keep all the profits: the publisher doesn’t see a single cent out of a used game purchase. Publishers have come across a “solution” over the last few years, however: include free online passes to their new copies of their games, and restrict online features unless somebody redeems either their free online pass, or in the case of somebody who purchased the game used, buy an Online Pass through the game for roughly 10 dollars.

Not all games are doing the online pass system, however, and the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is one such game. Instead, about the only thing you’ll need to access online multiplayer is just a small update, and you’ll be on your way to beating noobs up online. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game do use online passes, however.

The Wii U edition is also getting quite a bit of extra features, besides the lack of the online pass, as well. All DLC and all pre-order bonus characters are available for free, and there are even special Nintendo crossover character costumes available in the game as well. It seems to me Namco Bandai is really trying to help Nintendo get people to buy the Wii U by the looks of things.

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