Bandai-Namco releases 8-Bit history video for Tekken series

 As someone who plays a lot of fighting games, I can tell you from experience that sometimes the story (when it matters) does get a bit confusing as the series goes on longer and longer. However, thanks to a colabaration between Bandai-Namco and Dutton Films Animation, you can sit back and watch a part of the story of Tekken, now celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. The following was sent to us from Bandai-Namco along with a link to the actual history video that you can view below.

The TEKKEN franchise is one of the videogame industry’s longest running series encompassing over 20 years of history. This 20-year history also means numerous plot-points within the TEKKEN saga may have been forgotten or lost to the annals of time.

Today, we’re going to get everyone caught up on all the drama and twists-and-turns contained within TEKKEN’s long-running storyline through a fun 8-Bit Cinema rendition of TEKKEN’s franchise history covering TEKKEN 1 through TEKKEN 3. Relive Heihachi’s cold-blooded parenting philosophy as he drops his five-year-old son, Kazuya, off a cliff only to have Kazuya survive; awakening an undying need for revenge against his father and his thirst for power to take-over the Mishima Zaibatsu. Learn the origins of Devil Jin (Heihachi’s grandson) and how his storyline plays into TEKKEN lore.

You can view the first part of a god knows how many long series about the storyline history surrounding the Tekken series in the video below.

TEKKEN 7 will be available in the Americas for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM on June 2, 2017.

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