28 Facts About Tekken


Tekken is a Japanese media franchise centered on a series of fighting video and arcade games developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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Tekken is noted as being one of the first fighting games at the time to use 3D animation.

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Tekken 2 was released in 1995 in arcades and in 1996 for the PlayStation.

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Tekken 3 was released in arcades and for the PlayStation in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

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Tekken 4 is the fifth installment and the next canonical game in the series, released in 2001 in arcades and 2002 for the PlayStation 2.

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Tekken 5 was released in arcades in 2004 and 2005 for the PlayStation 2, with a short period of time of transition from arcade to PlayStation, of two months in North America and four months in Japan.

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Tekken 6 was originally released in arcades in 2007, followed by an updated version in 2008 titled Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion.

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Tekken 7 was released in Japanese and Korean arcades in 2015.

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Tekken 3 was ported to the Game Boy Advance as Tekken Advance in 2001.

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Tekken 6-based Tekken 3D: Prime Edition was released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2012.

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Tekken Bowl was first game not to include Yoshimitsu, Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, or King.

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In 2012, Street Fighter X Tekken was released, which was developed by Capcom and includes 2D gameplay mechanics as seen in Street Fighter IV.

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Tekken 4 received negative feedback to the point of being considered the worst installment within the series which led to major changes starting with 5.

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Tekken dedicates a button to each of the four limbs of the fighter.

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Tekken 3 introduced several gameplay possibilities that were retained in later games, including the ability to sidestep into the foreground or background.

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Tekken 4 gave characters even greater mobility by adding true 3D movement inside geometrically complex arenas with uneven ground, obstacles, and walls.

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Tekken 5 saw a combination of walled and infinite arenas, while discarding uneven ground.

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Tekken 6 retains much of the design from Tekken 5 but includes a "Rage" mode, which activates when a character is near the end of his vitality bar and earns a damage multiplier.

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Tekken 6 has destructible floors and walls that allow the fighters to blast through to new fighting areas when broken.

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Tekken 7 introduces some movement changes to the Tekken formula.

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The back walk animation is similar to Tekken Revolution, featuring a more fluid movement away from the opponent as opposed to a slower shuffle.

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Some Tekken characters have been featured as guest characters in other video games, such as Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis, Digimon World Re:Digitize, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Pac-Man Fever, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Ridge Racer 6, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2, Soulcalibur II, Super Smash Bros.

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Tekken is a live-action film directed by Dwight Little and starring Jon Foo, Ian Anthony Dale and Kelly Overton.

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Tekken Comic is a manga illustrated by Rui Takato and published by Ultra Egg Jump in 2009.

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Developers of non-Tekken games have commented on the series in various ways.

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Tekken has cult-like fans who live and breathe the moves and storylines.

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Since the series has a long history of being exclusive to PlayStation along with the arcade cabinets running on PlayStation hardware, Tekken has been associated closely with the PlayStation brand.

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Tekken was playable in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and is Harada's favorite character in the series.

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