Recently, fighting game buzz has been all about Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat, and Dead or Alive Dimensions—but a new video for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 may change that trend.  Fresh from the AOU Amusement Expo 2011, the impressive four-minute trailer caters to fans that prefer to control bandana-wearing bears or bipedal cat people.

Though the video is in Japanese, we gather that there are at least 40 playable characters in TTT2.  Those characters can be uniquely customized with various outfits and accessories.  The game also features a Live Monitor mode which seems to allow spectators to watch matches. This could be key in making TTT2 a viable e-sport.  Lastly, online groups can be formed and it appears that winning matches will level up the team.  We’re guessing this works kind of like a rating where you will be matched against other teams of similar skill.  Whether you love the Tekken franchise or hate it, there's no denying that the oddball characters fill a niche that the other games don't. [via The Bit Bag]