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Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening

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I am a real sucker for crossovers, so it pleases me to hear that Tekken X Street Fighter is still in production.

Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter were announced together at Comic Con in 2010. The former has been released, but the latter, a crossover based on the Tekken style of gameplay and presentation has fallen off the radar.

Speaking with Siliconera, Namco’s Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that the game is indeed happening, but is under radio silence. The reason? They needed to give Street Fighter X Tekken room to breathe, since the game still had new content being released until recently, and had built a solid following.

We’ll hear more about Tekken X Street Fighter in the future.

Source: Siliconera

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Tekken 2

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Throwing your father off a cliff is a right of passage in the Mishima family.

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Another Tekken movie in the works


Hollywood Reporter revealed in a story earlier today that movie studio Crystal Sky is working on another Tekken movie.

The film, entitled Tekken: Rise of the Tournament, will act as a prequel to the 2010 live action Tekken film.

Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew has been lined up to direct the film, though no script or casting has taken place. The story states that the producers of the film want the cast to use actors that resemble the game’s characters rather than star performers.

It also looks unlikely that the film will receive a theatrical release, though Crystal Sky CEO Steven Paul has hope that it will.

Should it come to fruition, Tekken: Rise of the Tournament will be the fourth Tekken movie to date.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Tekken 4

Somewhat unfairly maligned by a number of fans.

Tekken 4 is the fifth entry in the series, and arguably the most experimental thanks in large to a changed physics system and greater emphasis on environmental fighting. The home version also included another version of the awesome Tekken Force mode.

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Namco’s Harada on the origin of Tekken’s mini games


One of the cooler aspects of Tekken 3 were the bonus games that the development team included – Tekken Force, a side-scrolling beat em up and Tekken Ball, a take on volleyball with Tekken moves. The tradition continued into later games in the series, which brought us Tekken Bowl (recently released for free on iDevices).

In an interview with Siliconera, series producer Katsuhiro Harada discusses the origin of these mini games. “The starting point for Tekken Force is we wanted to have Tekken characters side-scroll through stages and pick up meat to replenish health,” he says.

Harada states that Tekken Ball’s origins are a little more complex. “Tekken Ball was first designed as a simulator to help people practice air juggles. The original idea was to hit the ball and juggle it to a basket, sort of like basketball. It didn’t go how I imagined and I was kind of frustrated. If it’s not going to be good, I thought I should make it into a versus game.”

On Tekken Bowl, Harada says “Since we used a ball in Tekken Ball, we thought about using one in other ways. At first, we thought about pinball, but we thought we would rather have two characters taking turns so bowling would be better suited. That’s how we settled on bowling. Now that you’re hearing this you can tell how much we listened to fans at that time. We pretty much made what we wanted. [Laughs.]”

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Tekken Hybrid coming this Spring


Namco Bandai has announced that Tekken Hybrid project – the Bloodline Vengence film and Tekken Tag Tournament HD compilation – will be heading to Australian shelves in Spring, exclusively on the PlayStation 3.

The company has also thrown a third element onto the disc – an early taste of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which will be released on the PS3 next year.

If you can’t wait until then to see Tekken: Bloodline Vengeance, you might still be able to catch the screening of the film tomorrow – if you live in Sydney.

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Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D screening in Sydney on July 27


Word has come through that Namco Bandai Partners will be hosting a screen of Tekken: Blood Vengeance on Wedesday, July 27th at Event Cinemas in George Street, Sydney. It’s a one off screening, so first in, best dressed.

Namco Bandai is also giving away 25 double passes to see the film on their Facebook page.
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