Tekken 8 is coming to PlayStation 5. This game has been in development for years, and we finally get a sneak peek. Unlike Tekken 7, I just remastered the models of returning legacy characters. Kazuya Mishima and his son Jin Kazama got from scratch. No more copy-pasted models from previous games. Legacy characters will be using new models. Jin is noticeably swole than the last game. The first trailer didn’t reveal any information about the roster, but it confirms the Father and son whose favorite bonding time is killing each other.
Tekken: Bloodline is the rise of Jin Kazama before the Events of Tekken 3. There have been previous attempts to animate Tekken, but most of them are one-shot films that are not canon. This trailer shows a not-yet-muscular Jin Kazama being coached to fight by his Mother, Jun Kazama, and she trains him because he is being bullied. Through his intensive training from his mother, he gets to defeat the Bullies, but the skills he learned from his mom are not enough to defend her from Ogre, an Ancient Mayan God.
Bandai Namco’s Tales series released its latest mainline chapter, Tales Of Arise, on Playstation 5 last September. If you’ve played it, and you’re itching for more, there are 16 more Tales games to track down among various systems going back 25 years…or, in a pinch, you could just download the new Tales Of Luminaria mobile game.
If you’re not a streamer, you may not see much value in having a Twitch account beyond the ability to spam emojis of people’s faces over and over in a fast-moving chat window. Now may be the time for the rest of us, however…Twitch is getting its own built-in Pac-Man game, and we don’t just mean the 1980 version. We mean something we’d pay for, yet Namco is giving away. (Pac-Man officially turns 40 today! Might have something to do with it.)
Bandai Namco’s Jump Force promises to be one of the largest manga/anime crossovers ever, with tons of characters from across the mag’s history piled into one place. Already confirmed are Goku, Luffy, Naruto, Gon and Hisoka from Hunter Hunter, Yugi…and now Seiya and Shiryu from Saint Seiya.
There’s more content coming for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. A massive expansion pack for the game, Dissonance of the Nexus, will be arriving this January. In addition to new quests and items, the pack will introduce four new characters to the game…
Bandai Namco’s SoulCalibur VI is less than two weeks away, and the company is drumming up hype with a new documentary now streaming on YouTube. “Swords and Souls” dives into the history of the celebrated fighting series, from its origins in the late 90s to the megapopular SoulCalibur II arcade machine.
Ten years ago, Namco released Tales of Vesperia in America, on the XBox 360. XBox has never been a strong brand in Namco’s native Japan, so it was also released on the Playstation 3 as a Director’s Cut with tons of extra content. That version, sadly, was never ported over…until now.
It’s become a tradition for Namco’s Soul Calibur series to include special guests. Today the company revealed they’ve partnered up with world-renowned game studio CD Projekt Red to bring over Geralt, main character of The Witcher 3, to the Soul Calibur tournament. He’ll bring over his Witcher powers from his own game, and he’ll be voiced by Doug Cockle, who voiced him in The Witcher 3.
Between this news and Geno, Sunday is the day of game makers’ regrets.
A few months back Nintendo and Bandai Namco made the surprise announcement of a Pokemon fighter arcade game, called “Pokken Tournament” because it’s half Tekken, half Pokemon. Machamp, Lucario, Suicune and many other “tough” members of the Pokemon universe will meet in a grassy field and battle each other at your command and inputs. It sounded great, but with the arcade market in this country much worse off than it is in Japan, the odds of our ever getting to play it without taking a plane trip felt low.
It sounds like the kind of thing you would see developed illegally in sprite form by an amateur-hour team of teenagers, but it’s going to actually exist: an arcade fighter where all the contestants are Pokemon. In fact, it will literally be an arcade fighter with its own cabinet: a spinoff of Tekken, Pokken Tournament.