Tekken coming to PSP

Namco is bringing the King of Iron Fist tournament to Sony's portable, details to be unveiled next week.

According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Namco is currently developing a Tekken title for release on Sony's PSP. It isn't known whether the game will be a new installment of the series or a port from the arcades. Details are set to be revealed next week.

While not developed by Sony, the Tekken series has been largely exclusive to that company's consoles. The first three Tekken arcade games were ported exclusively to the PlayStation, with the PlayStation 2 being the sole home to ports of Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken 4, and Tekken 5. A port of the Tekken 5 arcade upgrade, Dark Resurrection, has yet to be announced for any system.

The next Tekken installment set for home consoles is the series' debut on the PlayStation 3. No details or even a name for that project have been announced, but it was included in Sony's reel of PS3 trailers at the system's unveiling during last year's Electronics Entertainment Expo.

While Tekken has been a Sony exclusive on the home front, the series has twice ventured onto other company's portable machines. Tekken Advance approximated 3D fighting for the Game Boy Advance in 2002, while Namco and Bandai (now the same company, thanks to a merger) worked together on the card battle game Tekken Card Challenge for WonderSwan in 1999.

Written By

Want the latest news about Tekken: Dark Resurrection?

Tekken: Dark Resurrection

Tekken: Dark Resurrection

Discussion

73 comments
greg_ros
greg_ros

Luck's the people of the Namco Inc. has created another adaptation of a tekken episode, Tekken For PSP lock's like an adaptation of Tekken 5 for the PSP, but it's dosen't matter so much, by the way we all of the tekken fans will be thankful for this adition of tekken for PSP

regulesblade
regulesblade

I'm quite happy about this, but I hope its new and not some remake

14gunners14
14gunners14

Tekken coming 2 psp!! its a dream come true:D

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

If it's a new game great, I may get a PSP again just for that, if it's a port or remake, shame on them, I want something new, and the lack of originality is precisely why I gave up on PSP already and sold mine. It'll be very interesting to find out what this Tekken game ends up being, but I have a feeling we can expect yet another measly port.

Iz-GOod
Iz-GOod

More Tekken is always good in my book. That is, if you don't consider the spinoffs or cameo games like Death By Degrees or Urban Reign. I played Urban Reign during the weekend, and everything just feels wrong. Oh, and I like Tekken Advance. I play it almost everyday on the train. Not as good as the console Tekkens, but it satisfies my craving when I'm on the go. That being said, I think Tekken for PSP is very promising and I might consider getting a PSP if the game is really good.

M453nk0
M453nk0

I hope they won't do a port, but a whole new game especially designed for the psp...with extra fighters etc. But how about a Collection of the PSX-Tekkens on one UMD for the PSP...i would love to play Tekken 1-3 on it.

jaefrmbk2k
jaefrmbk2k

i love tekken cuz tekken loves me too. tekken psp? i can't imagine the controls being nearly as tight. but i'll never know cuz i'm not feelin' the psp

zefrin
zefrin

I have a feeling that this will just be a port. Maybe a port of Dark Ressurection? But anyways, I hope Namco puts in infrastructure support for that little online tekken match. If they do that, I'm sold.

Shingko
Shingko

i am definetly buying this...this will be off the heezy fo sheezy :D

Alila
Alila

wow! cool I can hardly wait to see it running on psp.

Mamuth
Mamuth

YYYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

southy787
southy787

Looks like it will make a pretty cool PSP game, can't wait

neoand12
neoand12

Better than dead or alive!

jimmy-fly
jimmy-fly

awesome, finally some tekken for the road

raichu79
raichu79

Cool! Now I can woop some 3D butt on the go.

RandomHajile2
RandomHajile2

last month in london, the arcade show ATEI, a namco rep there from usa, told me an someothers that tekken 5 DR (dark resurection) will ONLY becoming out on PSP in 8 months time! it will not be coming out on ps2 as he said this hurts the arcade market (kinda like what sega did with Virtua Fighter: Final Tuned, arcade ONLY) but i still think T5 DR will hit ps3

aaronwilkins
aaronwilkins

Donkeljohn "It was only a matter of time. It is Namco Bandai's way of making amends with Sony after running off with Microsoft." What are you talking about? Or are you just another MS fanboy?

IsmirZone
IsmirZone

O..PSP is about to make more sales.

NightRain
NightRain

Hey!! Look at this! A PSP game that's gonna be worth buying! OMG! At last! :PP

best-gam3r
best-gam3r

Yay? All I want is a mortal kombat game to be official.

Bluestorm-Kalas
Bluestorm-Kalas

I haven't played tekken since i was about 6 or 7...i might have to pick this up and reel in the tekken fighting games again should be fun

Mitrix
Mitrix

That game will most certainly be a good one.

AsianGamer
AsianGamer

I wont be surprised by some cross-over from NamcoBandai.

tidusjeff
tidusjeff

Putting a tekken game on the psp? THANK YOU NAMCO!! Screw Metal Gear, screw GTA, I want this game!

GunslingerMan
GunslingerMan

As a tekken fan ... Yeah im all hyped out about this one . Ill buy it no matter what .

Father_Time89
Father_Time89

I am so sick of the sheep, complaining about the lack of originality on the PSP, the PSP is a great system, so what if it doesn't have original games, it's a problem that can be fixed.

Father_Time89
Father_Time89

hooray tekken is being put on the PSP, I'll bet it'll be a port, and it just might be used to unlcok stuff in Tekken for the ps3 (I have no idea if this is true, but it would be a cool feature for the game). Maybe now Namco will make a Soul Calibur game for the PSP.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

nice a Tekken game for the PSP. Tekken will always be exclusive to Sony.

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Yawn... big woopty doo. Tekken games are getting more played out as they continue the series. If Virtua Fighters 4 Final Tune ever comes out on PSP then I can see plenty of attention of the PSP I have here that's gathering dust. Still can't believe the only decent game I could find is Lumines. Luckily being in Japan I can get RPGs that are on the way. Waiting for that Crisis Core, Suikoden, and Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. If only there's more quality games like DS. They seem so focus on UMD format movies. Actually it seems like Sony only really shoved PSP out to gain a new foothold and dominance with this UMD format. *goes back to play the fresh DS titles till PSP gets better software*

Chrono324
Chrono324

WOW now i don't to play rpg games all day when i feel like it i will play this just to kick some but

cyprus646
cyprus646

if it has online then that would be the perfect fighting game for the psp oh yeah and i hope the frame rate dosent chug for the fast action.

Oni
Oni

Finally! All this PSP news is great, this is just another spot of luck for Son'y's amazing portable game station. I love my PSP and the games on it are great. I'll probably buy this game when it comes out :)

XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

Im not much for the 2d fighters, or PSP games anymore.

mrimkeit
mrimkeit

This RUILZ. AdHoc VS Tekken mode will kick azz. This is a must buy for me.

CR00K
CR00K

My dreams will soon be fulfilled..........

omegasnake
omegasnake

Heavy, I was waiting for this. At the start of the PSP era, i was hoping for 4 games to be released, metal gear solid, final fantasy , tekken and timesplitters. BUT........ The PSP D-Pad is really crap for fighting games especially for tekken and street fighter? what you reckon

EvIlKiNgKoOpA
EvIlKiNgKoOpA

LOL,TEKKEN,B R A V O!!!,SONY,now you can have a good fighting game,too bad it wont make an impact for anyone to buy a psp,or like i call it tne .......... PLAYSTATIONPORTER,ok eough if GTA LC couldnt make an IMPACT for the psp,neither will this game,lol,MKDS,and AC:WW,did way better than the GTALC game,so dont say ok it did,because it is not a seller,if i wanted to play in LIBERTY CITY,i would just play GTA3,which i think is the best games out of all of them,also i heard there was releasing Streeet Fighter Ex Plus Alhpa for the DS,lol i wonder if Wi-Fi will be used,which if the online feature isnt put into TEKKEN,then its really a dead fish in the water

D4rThx_xR3Lik
D4rThx_xR3Lik

Tekken died a long time ago. Why are they doing this it makes no sense! They aren't doing anything smart here...

Furbyballistik
Furbyballistik

omg, just thinkin about the possibities of playin Tekken....ONLINE would be tha best ever.....i really wish they make it wit infastructure mode......and gettin to play wit christina on tha go, just tha best......thats all i can say

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

duh. it was pretty obvious this series would come to the PSP. Tekken is for Sony what Dead or Alive is to Microsoft,

jks22112
jks22112

How much you wanna bet it'll be a port?