Tekken Tag Tournament 2 features Snoop Dogg for some reason

In an announcement only slightly less ridiculous than this screenshot, Namco Bandai has revealed that the forthcoming Tekken TagTournament2 will feature a song by, a stage dedicated to, and the virtual presence of, US rapper Snoop Dogg.

Known for songs such as "B**** Please", "That's The S***", and that one where he couldn't seem to remember his name, Mr Dogg has penned a ditty titled "Knocc 'Em Down" specially for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. In addition, those who pre-order the game will receive a unique Snoop-themed stage featuring the rapper among what Namco describes as "a bevy of beautiful women."

“We are big fans of Snoop Dogg and are proud to welcome him to the Tekken franchise,” Tekken's Project Director Katsuhiro Harada allegedly said. “The content we created with Snoop Dogg and the song he made for the game allow Tekken fans to experience the legendary hip-hop star in a unique way and blend both Eastern and Western cultures like never before.”

Mr Dogg's presence clearly lends a unique sense of gravitas to the game, due for release in September on Xbox 360 and PS3. “All you Tekken Tag Tournamemt 2 fans better get ready to experience kickin' ass on Tha Boss Dogg's stage with my new song Knocc 'Em Down banging in the background," he says. "What more could you ask for?”

Implemented as a non-playable character in a roster of over 50 characters ready for some face-smashing action, we can think of at least one other thing.

Darren Wells