Tekken 5: DR alive and kicking on PS3

Namco Bandai fighting game arrives today on PlayStation Store alongside firmware update.

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection missed the announced February release window for its PS3 debut, but it looks like the game won't have missed it by much. Sony Computer Entertainment announced that Dark Resurrection would be made available for download from the PlayStation store sometime today, with an asking price of $19.99.

Based on the arcade and PlayStation Portable editions that preceded it, Dark Resurrection for the PS3 includes a few new features of its own. Namco Bandai has said the game has been "optimized for the HD era" with 1080p visuals and the chance to take control of Jinpachi Mishima, the game's previously unplayable final boss.

Joining Dark Resurrection on the PS3's slate of downloadable offerings today is a behind-the-scenes look at MotorStorm, a trailer for the upcoming Nancy Drew film, and a new firmware update. PS3 owners can now download firmware version 1.54, which adds new features for video chatting.

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Crystall3d
Crystall3d

tekken DR is not just a carry-over, there are uber combos for most characters which wont be on tek:6

DoHi
DoHi

@BlueyesCyclone : While BD games are region free, movies and DLs aren't. If you want DLs and movies you'll have to buy the Japanese ones.

BlueyesCyclone
BlueyesCyclone

I've got a Japaneses PS3 and i downloaded Tekken 5: DR from the UK Store since i can't use my visa card on the USA store. When i try to play it, It keeps saying this game is not supported. Now can someone tell me if i have to download the European 1.60 Firmware update for the PS3?

xophaser
xophaser

Umm, how about Tekken 6, Tekken DR is like how Tekken Tag was on the PS2, a carry-over. What tuff is that VF5 is great looking, but isn't uber overall, the extras? Tekken 6 hurry up. "WHO ON THIS SITE ACTUALLY HAS A PS3 OR IS GONNA BUY ONE WHEN THEY COME OUT IN EUROPE?" I got a PS3 and like it. I think a good chuck of the first generation PS3s are bought by casual gamers for their AV system, 500 is not bad for a HI-Def video component. That why there aren't many games sold or out. I got 3 movies to 1 game. Metal gear is next, but that later in the year. Most of the goodies are in late 07 or in 08. So if you are on the fence wait till next year. All systems serve their purposes and all are great. Comparing to a car, don't diss a BMW if you can't afford it, be happy with what you got.

ShinAkuma777
ShinAkuma777

theres a tekken vs vf game and it was terrible course it was out on sega32x or something TDR is aight graphics are nice though

josh_TX
josh_TX

MacrossBebop can't wait! in the interview on IGN the guy from the tekken team said there was more recent talks of Tekken vs. Virtua Fighter....man,m that'd be really cool. I don't think there's been a 3d Vs. game yet. Throw in tag matches in there and you're good to go :-D Bebop you forgot about Fighter's Megamix, it was Virtua fighter vs. Fighting vipers, plus a few other random sega characters thrown in. You could fight as the car from Daytona 500.

josh_TX
josh_TX

I've been waiting for this and Castlevania for XBLA...the price is a little steep when you can get Tekken 5 PS2 in the bargain bin, but the upgraded visuals and extra characters will be worth it. Anyone know how much Castlevania will cost?

wolf3ax
wolf3ax

I accauly own a PS3 and i am proud to own one. I don't see how people can take one look at the price tag and say its a piece of garbage, sure the price tag may be a turn off but when looking at it as a whole and NOT jsut a game system it accualy makes sence. Just looking at it as a blu-ray player thts 400 dollars saved and looking at how promising blu-ray is it is a great investment. Its compatability with so many devices and ways to hook them up is amazing as well as its wireless play with the psp, which i also own. And anyone who isnt seeing the great games coming out for the PS3 and solely for it must be blind. Especaily with games like Resistance: Fall of Man, MotorStorm, currently Virtua FIghter 5, Devil May Cry 4, Medal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy XIII, Heavenly Sword, Killzone 3, and Tekken 6 which are just a handful of what i could pull out of my hat. Plus you wont be spending as much on it as you would with the 360 since you won't be paying to go online. I find the PS3 a great investiment.

daniel665
daniel665

WHO ON THIS SITE ACTUALLY HAS A PS3 OR IS GONNA BUY ONE WHEN THEY COME OUT IN EUROPE? I ask as i want to know how you condone buying a ps3 with its big price tag, lack of quality games and ps2 getting all the great new releases. WHAT GOOD EXCLUSIVES ARE COMING OUT FOR PS3 THIS YEAR? heavenly sword and lair look interesting but i havent heard anyhting about them and there are so many good exclusives coming out for 360 this year. I bought a 360 because i can't see how sony are gonna win but im willing to listen to see if i can be convinced to buy a ps3. this is what i and others fear will happen to ps3 and so makes me nervous about spending that kind of money on it. http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37773

theKSMM
theKSMM

I'm sure Sony recognizes that this is a stopgap measure, and not a solution to the bigger problem regarding games. Still, it's a great addition to the downloadable library. And March should be a good month for the PS3...lots of new high-profile titles coming.

aznbenjiman
aznbenjiman

depression has taken over me... tekken 5 DR and ill never play it.... why dont i have a ps3... oo yea cause its too expensive...

LuminosityBlaze
LuminosityBlaze

I am an American, and proud of it!, Benjie... : \ I was simply refering to the attitudes that I observe around me, I don't know where you are from, but here in the West people are so busy they want instant grafification for everything, but if you look around the world its not like that in other cultures. I don't know maybe its just my enviroment. By the way, if I owned a PS3 then obviously I would have to be from either Japan or the USA, and most likely I'm not from Japan, so your 'foreign ass' comment wasn't really necessary.

JustinHendre
JustinHendre

wwonka666 Online MP is a joke for a game like tekken, NBA 2K7 lags like crazy, how do you expect this game to be, also nobody of honor will release a game like tekken with lackluster online play, and it just can't be done, unless everyone had a T3 connection which they do not. And guess what, the people who make tekken are people of honor, the Japanese, so don't expect them to release anything like this with crappy online play cus it would just be a big disgrace to all the skilled tekken players who got beat by someone with a better INT connection!!!

wwonka666
wwonka666

Tertuel ONLINE MULTIPLAYER PLEASE!!! .... Screw you, we're Sony and we'll do what we want. THIS IS JUST A JOKE

Volton_2004
Volton_2004

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ringbling
ringbling

argh, i have to sell COD3 and marvel just to get oblivion, and now can't get this, stupid low paying no respect having to put up with lazy fat chick job...

Tertuel
Tertuel

ONLINE MULTIPLAYER PLEASE!

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

No Online = No Buy As an adult gamer, I no longer have friends over all the time to play a . I would buy it for my PS3 if it had online play.

gmax
gmax

And Tekken fans rejoiced...

sebtko
sebtko

OMG after i read these postings i went right on my ps3 and going to download Tekken i so miss that game!! I just hope the graphics had improved from the ps2 but even if they didnt for 19.99 its still a steal!!!. I rather pay 20$ for a great tekken game than the 69.99 they r charging for there VF5 game lol!!

bboygamer89
bboygamer89

cant wait for it havent played Tekken in a while

SPANNER-MAN
SPANNER-MAN

Yes it is a great piece of hardware, but everytime i look at the specs of it, if i have to buy the system i'm only going to use like 10 percent of it and thats just for the games, and thats just a handful of them. So in my point of view its not worth the 600 bucks they are asking for and all i'm going to do is just play games on it. Honestly we really had the right idea but the thing about the we that ticks me off is that its just a remake of the gamecube with an advanced controller, and they are getting away with it. Bastards.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Now that it's March, the original fanboys are seeing that actual PS3 owners are complaining about the system. Like others before me, I'll say it again. Great piece of hardware, but not exactly showing me why I need to buy it. BTW, that's the same thing I said about the 360 when it first came out. Why aren't Wii owners complaining? A) the system only cost $250, and B) One of the best reasons to get a Nintendo system, A new LOZ game, was available at launch. That, and we're used to getting the short end of the stick when it comes to new games.

Joelias
Joelias

Tekken 5 DR Is The $hit This Game On The Hell Out of VF5 For a DL Game lol T5 DR Killing you VF Funboys lol Got To Love Namco Bandai & Sony For This lol

benjiedude
benjiedude

Luminosity- don't label anything. Especially different nationalities. Your comment about americans being especially impatient, makes you look like a foreign ass.

LuminosityBlaze
LuminosityBlaze

No I am not trying to put others down, I just think people are quick to judge a product, and the people that use it, after only 3 months and need to look at the long-term picture. People are so impatient, especially Americans. The games are just now going to be getting good this month and these are just fun little side games and other content to have. Yea, this is just a PSP port of a PS2 enhanched port, but so what? I don't think any Sony fan is trying to rub it in, its just when they are excited about something someone else is the one that throws they first blow and tells the person they are stupid. Its just ridiculous but no matter. Still, I think you will be hard pressed to find things likes movie trailers online in 1080 p, and it is important for Sony to have a varied mix of media for the whole family, including movie fanatics. People also shouldn't use their bad online connections against Sony, everyone agrees that there should be background downloading, and it's coming, but the downloads should only take minutes; Stop stealing Wi-Fi from you neighbors and get an ethernet cable! I swear, when I play network games I am the only one with full green ping and over 80% have slow connections and want to complain about it. I'm happy with my PS3 and look forward to constant improvements to the system and the wide variety of cool stuff you can do with it, as well as all the games, downloadable 'extra' games or not.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Volton_2004 speaks the truth. Heed his words. The PlayStation 3 is a great piece of tech, but right now there's not much for its owners to do with it. Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is a great addition to the library to be sure, but it's a bone thrown to us during a period of slow releases and mostly so-so games that cost $60. Sure the XBOX 360 had some of the same problems out of the gate, so there's no reason to think the PS3 won't overcome these obstacles. But the difference is that the 360 has gotten past that point, so bashing the system that still remains ahead in the race because you think the other one will eventually catch up is nonsense. Besides, it's not even what this article is about. Microsoft showed that they were listening when the issue some of their updates (background downloads, no default startup of games, etc) and I have no doubt that Sony will eventually do the same. But Sony isn't there yet, and they have some catching up to do.

RaNaBiR
RaNaBiR

I wish Tekken 5: DR came with the PS3 in AUS...

Volton_2004
Volton_2004

Gah, I get tired of seeing fan boys of both systems slamming each other. Although I am going to chime in here. I am a very (un)proud owner of a PS3 since launch day. Everyone is making a big deal for the Tekken release and shoving it in the x360 fans faces. It makes you look stupid. This is PS3's SECOND, maybe 3rd game out since it's release in late November. So that makes nearly 3 months and nothing to show. Downloads of movie trailers isn't going to do it for me, I can get those off my PC for free as well. If it weren't for the BluRay player PS3 would be worth as much as a paper weight. On top of that, Tekken is a great game, but it's still the SAME game as we have already seen. Come on Sony, make my $600 do more than allow me to draw pictures in the dust resting on top of my console. Oh, and as far as the constant updates are concerned...when I simply want to kick back and watch a movie (since there are no game to play currently) only to boot up the PS3 and see that I'm going to have to wait 1-4 hours for an update is insane. They should be able to download while doing other things, such as the 360 allows, and allow you to install them later. I basically have to unplug my wireless router when I boot up just so I don't have to wait for an update. It seems every time I turn it on that another update is waiting. If they would have worked out a few of these things before they prematurely released this thing we wouldn't HAVE to see all of these. But again, this is just all my opinion.

LuminosityBlaze
LuminosityBlaze

Thanks Justin, at least someone has their facts straight before they chime in with their nonsense... I still can't understand why people need to go out of their way to say things that are not even relevent to topics they only want to bash. But I agree, the 360 is getting outmatched, while Sony will eventually need to overhaul their online services and network stability, they are on the right track. And as far as the hardware being able to support various digital media the PS3 is top dogg. Microsoft like to make you pay for every single feature, while Sony just gives it all available to you from the get-go, the mark of a quality product. Plus sweet games like Tekken to back it up, is why I will always be back for more. By the time we start to reach towards v. 2.0 we should see almost all features of the 360 equaled or trumped, each time they add a little thing is like, "Sweet!"...

JustinHendre
JustinHendre

toomixedup519 Hey fanboy, PS3 can download 300, TMNT, a vast list of others that I don't need to list, all in 1080P. Don't be sad that you can't have tekken, and even if you could would you really want to shell out $60 to M$ for the same exact download like you have to with your WI-FI adapter, HD-DVD drive, Online service, battery pack ect. and your smaller hardrive. And don't give me that crap about not caring about HD-DVD cus you clearly wanna download movie trailers. Check back in for more great PS3 news!

toomixedup519
toomixedup519

Nancy Drew trailer? Are you kidding me, sorry I'll take my 360 to download real trailers, like 300, TMNT, Shooter, Transformers, The Simpsons Movie, Shrek the Third... Nancy doesnt really do it for me...

punkhead66
punkhead66

awsome when i get the ps3 i will be getting this.

Loki2002
Loki2002

Just downloaded the game, and it AWESOME!!! Even though the last Tekken game i've played was Tekken 4, is it just me or is the final boss ridiculously hard compared to the past games?

pjoasil
pjoasil

Just downloaded and played this game. Damn almost as good as virtua fighter 5. No load times, super sharp graphics, classic tekken gameplay, 30 + fighters, and the ghosts option. Definitely the best download ever. Again I can't believe its a download and is almost as good as virtua fighter.

Runningflame570
Runningflame570

keyhunter: "Firmware updates are just a way for SONY to keep people from doing things they "shouldn't" be doing on the PS3." If they were really trying to do that they wouldn't have worked to get open source OSes usable on the system.

dante_123456
dante_123456

WTF? am i missing something? i just checked the store 2 seconds ago, and its not up yet...

Latinbro1
Latinbro1

I'm glad to see the game up there. My fighting game urges have always geared me towards Tekken.. . However, I own Tekken 5 & Dark Resurection for the PSP and thus feel I don't need to spend money on the same game for the 3rd time. I'll patiently wait for Tekken 6. Now, if you didn't get DR for the PSP because a) you don't have a psp or b) you really never thought of it, then you should invest on this game. But, if you are not a Tekken person, then ignore it.

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

kind of a high price though. If this game is more then a gig i would hate to have to pay $20 for a game that eventually i might delete. $10 would be more fair, for $20 it should have online lol. Still wanting to know how much memory the game will be with those nice hi def endings, or will they leave endings out. Still feels like Namco is just trying to cash in.... Putting the $20 into VF 5 sounds like a smarter move though.

jussimple
jussimple

Its on the store and its a big file. Even though, its great kicking the blizzack out my friends. My friends come over all the time to play fall of man, and this just added a whole new relm of party play. Online play is the only thing missing.

mfnmosha
mfnmosha

This is silly, why they post this stuff. Should wait till it actually hits the online store.

Darkiewonder
Darkiewonder

Told you guys it's up. lol. just don't download it right now as i'm doing so. ;)