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Tekken

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Tekken (literally: iron fist) is a series of fighting games developed and produced by Namco. Originally an arcade game, it has been ported to the PlayStation and later the Playstation 2 consoles.

The series is one of the earliest 3D fighting game franchises, with the first game released less than two years after Virtua Fighter. There are five Tekken sequel games, Tekken 2, Tekken 3, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken 4, and Tekken 5. Another sequel is in development for release on the Playstation 3 console, as of yet simply called Tekken 6.

As with all fighter games, players each choose a character from different, exotic worldwide settings and fight hand-to-hand with each other. It is primarily a competitive two-player series, but a human player can fight an AI-controlled character for practice or amusement.

Tekken shares some gameplay mechanics and characters with the other Namco-produced 3D fighter series, Soul Calibur. Yoshimitsu appears in all of the games from the Tekken series and in both Soul Calibur and Soul Calibur II (though they are different characters), and Tekken's main villain Heihachi appears as a "guest character" on the PS2 version of Soul Calibur II. Furthermore, both Tekken and Soul Calibur characters appeared in Namco x Capcom, a mega-crossover RPG involving various Namco and Capcom franchises.

Tekken 5 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the original game and includes the first three games in the Arcade History mode of the PS2 version as well as the Star Blade arcade game. It is also the first in the series to feature character customizations, color palette choices and additional items that can be added to give a degree of personality to characters. These customizations allow for a surprising number of famous characters to be remade in the Tekken universe - Raven can become Mortal Kombat's Raiden, one of Nina's two costumes can easily be edited to be "The Bride" from Kill Bill, Jin Kazama can become Doctor Doom if given enough time, and Lee's purchasable punk-rock hairstyle bears similarity to Iori from the King of Fighters series.

Charles Stone III is slated to direct a film based on the game.

Games

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The following is a list of titles in the Tekken series:

See also

External links

es:Tekken ja:鉄拳 zh-cn:铁拳 fr:Tekken (srie)

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