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Tekken is a series of 3D fighting video games produced by Namco.

Its story revolves mainly around the rivalries between the various members of the Mishima family, and each game in the main series documents the events of the King of Iron Fist Tournament, hosted by the Mishima Zaibatsu corporation.

Video games

Main games and updates

  • Tekken (December 9, 1994), Arcade. Released for PlayStation in 1995 and PlayStation Network in 2011.
  • Tekken 2 (August 1995), Arcade. Released for PlayStation in 1996, for PlayStation Network in 2006 and for Zeebo in 2009.
  • Tekken 3 (March 22, 1997), Arcade. Released for PlayStation in 1998, including two exclusive characters and new game modes.
  • Tekken Tag Tournament (July 1999), Arcade. Released for PlayStation 2 in 2000, featuring updated graphics.
  • Tekken 4 (July 2001), Arcade. Released for PlayStation 2 in 2002.
  • Tekken 5 (November 2004), Arcade. Released in 2005 for PlayStation 2 including new gameplay modes and ports of the arcade versions of Tekken, Tekken 2, Tekken 3 and StarBlade.
    • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (December 2005), Arcade. Released for PSP as Tekken: Dark Resurrection in 2006 and for PlayStation 3 in 2007.
  • Tekken 6 (November 26, 2007), Arcade.
    • Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (December 18, 2008), Arcade. Released in 2009 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PSP as Tekken 6.
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (September 14, 2011), Arcade.
    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited (March 27, 2012), Arcade. Also simply known as Tekken Unlimited, was released in 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PSN as Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
      • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (November 18, 2012), Wii U.
  • Tekken 7 (March 18, 2015), Arcade.
    • Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (July 5, 2016), Arcade. Released in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC as Tekken 7.

Other games

  • Tekken Card Challenge (June 17, 1999), WonderSwan.
  • Tekken Advance (December 21, 2001), Game Boy Advance.
  • Tekken Resolute (September 17, 2010), Mobile phone.
  • Tekken Bowl (July 23, 2011), iOS. A remake of the minigame found in home versions of Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection.
  • Tekken Hybrid (July 26, 2011), PlayStation 3. It includes the movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance, an HD version of Tekken Tag Tournament (called Tekken Tag Tournament HD) and a demo of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (called Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue.
  • Tekken 3D: Prime Edition (February 16, 2012), Nintendo 3DS. It also includes a 3D version of the movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance.
  • Street Fighter X Tekken (March 6, 2012), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows. A Capcom-produced crossover with the Street Fighter series. Later also released for iOS and PlayStation Vita.
  • Tekken Card Tournament (April 4, 2013), Arcade.
  • Tekken Revolution (June 11, 2013), PlayStation 3.
  • Tekken Arena (October 29, 2013), Android, iOS
  • Tekken X Street Fighter (TBA), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360. A Namco-produced crossover with the Street Fighter series.

Additionally Galaga: Tekken 20th Anniversary Edition (April 29, 2015) may be considered part of the series, being a Galaga game with Tekken characters.

Also Pokkén Tournament (July 16, 2015), may be considered part of the series, being a Pokémon game with gameplay elements from the Tekken series.

Pachi-slots

Two pachi-slots based on the Tekken series and featuring exclusive CG movies, were released only in Japan:

  • Tekken Chance
  • Tekken Chance 2nd

Movies

  • Tekken an OVA released on January 21, 1998, known in North America as Tekken: The Motion Picture and in Europe as Tekken: The Animation. It retells the events of Tekken and Tekken 2.
  • Tekken a live-action movie released on November 5, 2009. It retells the events of Tekken 3 and Tekken 4.
  • Tekken: Blood Vengeance a 3D computer-animated film released on July 26, 2011. Set between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6, it's officially part of the storyline. Its DVD also includes a demo of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 when played on a PlayStation 3 console.
  • Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge a prequel to the live action movie, released on August 6, 2014.

Comics

  • Tekken: Tatakai no Kanatani a manga released in 1999 serving as a prequel to Tekken 3.
  • Tekken Forever a comic released in December 2001, based on Tekken Tag Tournament. It was cancelled after the first issue.
  • Tekken Comic an online comic telling the events leading up to Tekken 6. 11 chapters have been released.
  • Penny Arcade Presents: Tekken 6 a promotional comic for Tekken 6.

Links to other series

Commercial link: Paul from Tekken appears in the "Michael" commercial for PlayStation 3.

Direction Series Date Description Type


4Arrow L Tiger Mask19941204 December 04, 1994The design and backstory of King from Tekken is inspired by Tiger Mask.3


4Arrow L JoJo's Bizarre Adventure19941204 December 04, 1994Kazuya Mishima from Tekken is partly inspired by Star Platinum, Jotaro's stand from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure part 3. Paul Phoenix may have also been inspired by Jean Pierre Polnareff.3


4Arrow L Game of Death19941204 December 04, 1994The yellow tracksuit from Game of Death is a recurring alt costume for Marshall and Forest Law in the Tekken series.3


4Arrow L Bosconian199508 August 1995The name of Dr. Bosconovich from the Tekken series might be based on Bosconian.3


4Arrow L Jurassic Park199508 August 1995Alex's backstory in Tekken 2 features references to the plot in Jurassic Park.3


4Arrow L Punch-Out!!19960329 March 29, 1996The PlayStation version of Tekken 2 features a secret mode that uses the same gameplay as Punch-Out!!.
3


4Arrow L Kinnikuman19970322 March 22, 1997Several signature techniques from the Kinnikuman series are used by King and Armor King in several Tekken games.3


4Arrow L Shaolin Wooden Men19970322 March 22, 1997Mokujin is based on the dummies from Shaolin Wooden Men.
3


4Arrow L Tobal19970322 March 22, 1997Mokujin may partially be based on the enemy "Puppet" from Tobal.
3


5Arrow R Xevious19970630 June 30, 1997Paul Phoenix and Heihachi Mishima appear as selectable ships in Xevious 3D/G+.1


5Arrow R Great Teacher Onizuka1998 1998GTO features various references to the Tekken series.3


5Arrow R Hagane1998 1998In a scene in Hagane, the main character is seen playing Tekken 3.2


4Arrow L Gon19980326 March 26, 1998Gon is unlockable in the PlayStation version of Tekken 3.1


5Arrow R Ehrgeiz19980226 February 26, 1998Ken "Godhand" Mishima from Ehrgeiz is based on Tekken characters.3


5Arrow R Soul Series19980730 July 30, 1998Yoshimitsu is selectable in SoulCalibur and most later episodes in the series; Heihachi is a guest character in the PlayStation version of SoulCalibur II and Devil Jin's style is usable in SoulCalibur V; there also are other minor references between the two series.1


5Arrow R Smash Court Tennis19981112 November 12, 1998Yoshimitsu, Eddy Gordo and Heihachi Mishima appear as guest players in Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis, while Heihachi and Ling Xiaoyu appear in Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2.1


5Arrow R Spaced19991105 November 05, 1999In the Spaced episode "Ends", one of the main characters is seen playing Tekken 3.2


5Arrow R Point Blank2000 2000Mokujin from Tekken makes a cameo appearance in Point Blank 3.1


5Arrow R Family Tennis20020614 June 14, 2002Heihachi is a selectable character in Family Tennis Advance.1


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Pac-Man20020903 September 03, 2002Heihachi Mishima and Tiger Jackson are selectable in Pac-Man Fever; Pac-Man is selectable in PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken; a statue of Pac-Man appears in Mokujin's ending in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.1


5Arrow R Baten Kaitos20031205 December 05, 2003Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean features a reference to Tekken.3


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Death by Degrees20050127 January 27, 2005Death by Degrees is a spinoff of Tekken, starring Nina Williams.1


4Arrow L StarBlade20050224 February 24, 2005StarBlade is featured as a minigame in Tekken 5.2


5Arrow R Namco × Capcom20050526 May 26, 2005Namco × Capcom features characters from the Tekken series.1


5Arrow R Urban Reign20050913 September 13, 2005Paul Phoenix and Marshall Law are unlockable in Urban Reign.1


5Arrow R NamCollection20050721 July 21, 2005Tekken is included in NamCollection.2


5Arrow R Asterix20051016 October 16, 2005In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there are references to the Tekken series.
3


5Arrow R Taiko no Tatsujin20051208 December 08, 2005Taiko no Tatsujin: Wai Wai Happy! Rokudaime, Taiko no Tatsujin 8, 14, Sorairo Version, Portable DX, 3DS, Wii5, WiiU, V Version, 3DS3 and Plus feature music tracks from the Tekken series, while Tekken 7: Fated Retribution featured Taiko no Tatsujin-themed items during a limited promotion.2


5Arrow R Ridge Racer20051210 December 10, 2005Heihachi Mishima makes a guest appearance as a DJ in Ridge Racer 6; the Ridge Racer series also features other minor references to the Tekken series.1


5Arrow R Epic Battles200607 July 2006Epic Battles includes a set of cards based on Tekken 5.1


4Arrow L Splatterhouse20060706 July 06, 2006The Terror Mask from Splatterhouse is a customization item (named "Splatter Mask") for Craig Marduk in the PSP port of Tekken 5: Dark Ressurection.2


5Arrow R Fantastic Four200610 October 2006In Issue 33 of Ultimate Fantastic Four, Johnny Storm and Benjamin Grimm can be seen playing Tekken 5.2


5Arrow R Mortal Kombat20061011 October 11, 2006Mortal Kombat Armageddon features the hairstyles of Tekken's Paul Phoenix and Jin Kazama in Kreate a Fighter mode.3


5Arrow R Eyeshield 2120070124 January 24, 2007The Eyeshield 21 episode "3 Brothers Of Texas Ranch" features a game based on Tekken 2.2.5


5Arrow R Kimi no Iru Machi2008 2008Asuka Mishima from Kimi no Iru Machi is based on Asuka Kazama.3


5Arrow R Drillbit Taylor20080321 March 21, 2008In a scene in Drillbit Taylor the main characters can be seen playing Tekken 5.2


4Arrow L Ace Combat20081218 December 18, 2008CFA-44 Nosferatu aircraft from the Ace Combat series can be found in the scenario campaign mode of Tekken 6; additionally Ace Combat: Assault Horizon features aircraft paints based on Tekken.1


4Arrow L Fist of the North Star20081218 December 18, 2008Marshall Law can be customized to look like Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star in Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.3


5Arrow R Universal Fighting System200908 August 2009Universal Fighting System includes a set of cards based on Tekken 6.1


5Arrow R Super Sentai20090215 February 15, 2009Chiaki Tani from Samurai Sentai Shinkenger is a big Tekken fan and can be seen playing Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion in several episodes.2


4Arrow L Rally-X20091027 October 27, 2009The Special Flag from Rally-X appears as an item in console versions of Tekken 6 and as an icon in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.2


4Arrow L Penny Arcade20091027 October 27, 2009Console versions of Tekken 6 include The "Cadboard Tube Samurai" costume for Yoshimitsu as a preorder exclusive; a promotional Tekken 6 comic was released in the Penny Arcade Presents series.2


5Arrow R We Cheer20091103 November 03, 2009We Cheer 2 features Panda as an unlockable character.1


5Arrow R Scott Pilgrim20100813 August 13, 2010The movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World features sound effects from the Tekken series.3


5Arrow R Naruto20101015 October 15, 2010Lars Alexandersson from Tekken is a secret character in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2.1


5Arrow R Tenjho Tenge20101119 November 19, 2010Chapter 131 of Tenjho Tenge features a group of cosplayers dressed as Tekken characters.2


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The Idolmaster2011 2011The Idolmaster 2 features downloadable costumes of Xiaoyu and Panda, while Tekken 7 features costumes based on Idolmaster.2


5Arrow R Family Stadium20110331 March 31, 2011Pro Baseball Famista 2011 features Heihachi, Nina and Panda from Tekken as guest players.1


5Arrow R Queen's Gate20110728 July 28, 2011Lili from Tekken makes a guest appearance in Queen's Gate: Spiral Chaos.1


4Arrow L Dig Dug20110914 September 14, 2011The end level jingle from Dig Dug is played in Mokujin's ending in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.3


5Arrow R Katamari20110929 September 29, 2011Katamari Amore features a Tekken-themed level; The Prince from Katamari Damacy also appears in Tekken Dark Resurrection as a doll.1


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Street Fighter20120306 March 06, 2012Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter are crossovers between the two series; Akuma is a selectable character in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution.1


4Arrow L Final Fight20120306 March 06, 2012Street Fighter X Tekken features various characters from Final Fight in the background, as well as Poison as a selectable fighter.1


4Arrow L Mega Man20120306 March 06, 2012Mega Man from the american box art of Mega Man is selectable in PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken.1


4Arrow L InFamous20120306 March 06, 2012Cole from Infamous is selectable in PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken.1


4Arrow L Doko Demo Issyo20120306 March 06, 2012Toro and Kuro from Doko Demo Issyo are selectable in PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken.1


4Arrow L Ghosts 'n Goblins20120306 March 06, 2012A Dai Makaimura poster can be seen in the "Urban War Zone" stage from Street Fighter X Tekken.2


4Arrow L Commando (Capcom)20120306 March 06, 2012A Senjou no Ookami poster can be seen in the "Urban War Zone" stage from Street Fighter X Tekken.2


4Arrow L Star Gladiator20120308 March 08, 2012Saturn Dyer from Star Gladiator makes a cameo in Paul Phoenix's artwork from Street Fighter X Tekken, watching him punch an alien.1


4Arrow L Darkstalkers20120308 March 08, 2012Pyron from Darkstalkers makes a cameo in Paul Phoenix's artwork from Street Fighter X Tekken, watching him punch an alien.1


5Arrow R Digimon20120719 July 19, 2012Lili from Tekken makes a cameo appearance in Digimon World Re:Digitalize, while Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth features several posters and Arcade cabinets from the Tekken series.1


5Arrow R Hyperdimension Neptunia20120830 August 30, 2012The character Tekken from Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is based on the Tekken series, and the game includes a cameo from Tekken character Kuma.1


5Arrow R Accel World20120831 August 31, 2012In the Accel World episode "Insurrection" the characters can be seen playing Tekken Tag Tournament 2.2


5Arrow R Project X Zone20121011 October 11, 2012Project X Zone features characters from the Tekken series.1


5Arrow R PlayStation All-Stars20121108 November 08, 2012PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale features Heihachi from Tekken as a playable character.1


4Arrow L Mario20121118 November 18, 2012Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition features many mushrooms from the Mario series in "Mushroom Battle" mode; there also are Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad and Bowser outfits for the characters.1


4Arrow L Zelda20121118 November 18, 2012Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition features Link, Zelda, Ganondorf and Sheik outfits for the characters, with the Master Sword as a usable item.1


4Arrow L Metroid20121118 November 18, 2012Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition features a Zero Suit Samus outfit for the characters.2


4Arrow L F-Zero20121118 November 18, 2012Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition features a Captain Falcon outfit for the characters.2


4Arrow L Star Fox20121118 November 18, 2012Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition features a Fox McCloud outfit for the characters.2


5Arrow R Divekick2013820 August 20, 2013Divekick's gem system parodies that of Street Fighter X Tekkens gem system.3


5Arrow R Namco High20131217 December 17, 2013King from Tekken is a character in Namco High.1


5Arrow R Bravoman20140121 January 21, 2014Strip #276 from the Bravoman webcomic features a reference to Tekken.2


5Arrow R Full Bokko Heroes20150330 March 30, 2015Full Bokko Heroes X features selectable characters from the Tekken series.1


5Arrow R Galaxian20150429 April 29, 2015Galaga: Tekken 20th Anniversary Edition features many characters from the Tekken series; additionally the PlayStation version of Tekken features a minigame version of Galaga and the Galaxian Flagship is featured as a point indicator in Tekken and Tekken 2.1


5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20150614 June 14, 2015Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS feature a downloadable costume based on Heihachi from Tekken.2


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Pokémon20150716 July 16, 2015Pokkén Tournament is a format crossover featuring characters from Pokémon and gameplay elements from Tekken.3


5Arrow R LittleBigPlanet2017530 May 30, 2017Outfits based on Tekken 7 characters are downloadable in LittleBigPlanet 3.2


4Arrow L Fatal Fury2017 2017Geese Howard from the Fatal Fury series makes a playable appearance in Tekken 7.1


4Arrow L Final Fantasy2018 2018Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV is a downloadable character in Tekken 7; additionally, Tekken 6 features the hairstyles of Cloud and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII as character customization.1

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