Characters of Color – Raven

Just so you guys know, I’m not the most faithful Tekken fan (more of a Virtua Fighter man myself) but I do love the characterization that their characters have. One example of this is today’s Character of Color, Raven. Debuting in Tekken 5, Raven is a no-nonsense, cold-blooded, possibly Canadian(?) covert operative. A practitioner  of ninjitsu, Raven mission was to investigate the Mishima Zaibatsu and G-Corporation and discovered Heihachi Mishima was killed. Raven entered the King of Iron Fist tournament to investigate this and stumbled onto secrets that forced him to enter the sixth tournament.

Raven is just awesome, he looks like Wesley Snipes from the Blade film but with a little bit of ninja thrown in. To me, his appearance in Street Fighter X Tekken made his character and moveset better. His conversion to Street Fighter fighting mechanics was done so well, that I can actually see him as a Street Fighter character full time. Oh well, I guess I can settle from him to be still in Tekken. as long as they keep making him awesome at least.

Gameroween 2012 – Video Game Characters that make good costumes (Day 1)



We’re back baby, by popular demand (seriously – the highest numbers for the site is) Gameroween 2012! This segment is devoted to suggestions for game related costumes so everyone looks superfly for Halloween I’ll make this quick since we’ve seen this already: Mario Kazuya. Plenty of people have gone out as Kazuya Mishima, and even more has strapped on the overalls of the mustached one himself. But thanks to the Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Wii U Edition trailer the mad fusion of the two icons is not only a good idea but an awesome character that I wish would be a reality. Sadly it may never be outside of TTT2:WU, which is one more reason why video games are the best thing ever.


This kazuya mishima is cosplayed by BlackOtaku on the site; now all he needs is to lose the suit, put on some red & blue plumber’s gear (with hat), grow a mustache, inflate the nose then done. Easy right?




Game Preview – Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Wii U Edition trailer


One month down people, one month to go to the awesomeness that is the Wii U hits the world at large. I’m proud to say that my call to pre-order didn’t fall on deaf ears as now Wii U becomes less and less available as we get closer and closer to November. With games like this is easy to see why the Wii U is going to be a big hit. Now to clarify  Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is available for all systems, but only the Wii U version will get all these krazy (with a k) extras. Again to clarify we here at the Armada have our copy of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (review pending), but will also buy Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U edition just because of this trailer. Enjoy!