The Tekken fighting game series continues with Tekken Tag Tournament 2, the latest installment in the series. In September of 2011, it was made available for play in arcades.
During matches, as in the original Tekken Tag Tournament, each player chooses two different characters to compete with. Players are free to swap out their active combatants at any moment, and doing so will allow their deactivated character to slowly regain whatever health they may have lost due to the fight. When specific conditions are met, the life bar of an inactive character may flash, providing a momentary increase in the character’s power if they are tagged in at that time. The game is over for a player whenever the health meter of any one of their characters has been depleted entirely. If time runs out, the player with the entire lives left for their combatants at the end of the round is declared the winner.
The gameplay extends on the tag concepts included in the first Tekken Tag, allowing the player to perform longer tag combinations and combined moves. Combination tag throws are one of the new tactics, and they may be avoided by timing your movements correctly.  Tag combinations, often known as “Tag Assaults,” can be performed concurrently by having both characters simultaneously take part in the combo. The gameplay features of Tekken 6 have been carried over into this game. These gameplay features include “Bound” hits, which slam an opponent airborne to the ground and stun them so that combos can be extended. The game also features walled arenas, some of which feature walls and floors that can be broken through during the fight. There is also an emphasis on character customization, much as in previous Tekken games.