Tekken: Dark Resurrection golden

Development wraps up on Namco's first fighter for the PSP; King of Iron Fist ready to rumble later this month.

A portable version of Tekken appeared on the Game Boy Advance in 2002, but the 3D fighting franchise was constrained to a mere two dimensions. Now the series is ready to return to the handheld ring with all three axes intact, as Namco has announced that Tekken: Dark Resurrection for the PSP has finished development.

The PSP version of Tekken, set to enter US stores on July 25, introduces two new characters to the franchise, Lili and Dragunov. One gameplay feature of Dark Resurrection that publisher Namco is touting is its "ghost" mode, which analyzes a player's fighting style and creates a computer-controlled character that, Namco claims, mimics how he or she fights. Ghost-character data can then be download by other, nearby players using the local Wi-Fi support of the PSP.

Dark Resurrection features local wireless multiplayer, using either one or two copies of the game. No online multiplayer fighting is included, although the game does offer limited Web access, with the ability to connect to the Internet to view other players' rankings on a leaderboard.

Tekken's appearance on the PSP continues the series' long-running attachment to Sony's hardware. The original Tekken on the PlayStation came out shortly after the launch of the console, and for more than a decade the series' main entries have appeared--other than in the arcades--exclusively on Sony systems.

For more information on Tekken: Dark Resurrection, view GameSpot's recent impressions of the import version of the game, which is already available in Japan.

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46 comments
snarple_basic
snarple_basic

cool, I have been very excite about this game. I dont know what others are saying I have a DS and a PSP and I play my psp more. DS is nice for cheesy touch screen games, and mario. But man when i got a copy of burnout on the psp it was just amazing (PS quality just about), heard the ds version sucked (probably N64 quality)..... Going to Vegas in a month this will be totally worth having on the 5 hour plane ride =) DS sitting out the vegas trip lol

marioman50
marioman50

controls will be good, graphics even better, and juvinwo 1, you got rid of your PSP to early, there are going to be a bunch of good releases coming up soon. you just have to be patient with the gaming market and I'm happy at the fact that I'm getting a limited edition tekken wrist strap because I pre-ordered mine

dhmy2kgto
dhmy2kgto

i think the controls will be a major issue

iliyun
iliyun

BLAAAH !!!! this is preposterous. an outrage. they put one of the hottest fighting game genre on a small screen the size of your hand !!???? pathetic. i will never EVER buy Tekken or SF 2 or any fighting game for a portable. why ?? because the whole time ill be thinking man i wish this was on my TV !!!!!!! thats why and that's why it's not worth my hard earned cash. when i buy something i dont want to have nagging discontent thoughts or 2nd doubts. NAMCO DIE for this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

subzerodark01
subzerodark01

well truly the year of tekken resurrection is almost apawn us. hope king move is as little more complex as was tekken 5 the button comb was button pusher controlers can't handle all move at once.

faizali86
faizali86

finally a great fighting game for the psp :) hope the reviews are good

supreme_dar
supreme_dar

"anamnawshad LOL! They are copying the 'Ghost' idea from PGR series " wow you are really ignorant. PGR did not invent the Ghost system.... It has been used in the PS1 era. Also, Tekken has used ghost data from real tekken players in Tekken 5, so this is not unkown teritory from them.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I wish this was on other formats

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

LOL! They are copying the 'Ghost' idea from PGR series :lol:

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

cool too bad I don't have a PSP :p

juvinwo1
juvinwo1

tekken sucks, PSP sucks. i had one, got rid of it. I love my DS

dragonsama
dragonsama

this is nice and all but they really should have ported this to the PS2.

Doolum
Doolum

For long have i been a fan of the Tekken series,have them all except Tekken Tag Tournament which sucks ( sorry to say ) Tekken PSP looks promising indeed and no doubt that am gonna get my hands on it as soon as it hit stores on this side of the world that i am on..

grayfox_2k
grayfox_2k

"Maquis_UK the hype machine is cranking up but to be fair, even Brain Age 2 is outselling it. 1.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo) - 134,568 | 2,137,680 2.) Xenosaga Episode III (PS2, Namco) - 123,847 | NEW 3.) More Brain Age (NDS, Nintendo) - 50,634 | 2,700,187 4.) Tekken Dark Resurrection (PSP, Namco) - 49,426 | NEW 5.) Brain Age (NDS, Nintendo) - 33,771 | 2508373 " tsk tsk tsk.... brain age is not outselling it, the list goes like this: 1.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo) - 134,568 | 2,137,680 2.) Xenosaga Episode III (PS2, Namco) - 123,847 | NEW 3.) Tekken Dark Resurrection (PSP, Namco) - 49,426 | NEW proof?: http://www.dengekionline.com/soft/ranking/ranking.htm

greatestali
greatestali

Ghaost mode sounds like fun i cant wait for this game

rynmls
rynmls

this will be a great reason to buy psp...

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

TraiklinX3 I know you were just kidding, I wasn't bashing you. I was just looking forward to playing this game on the PS2 since i'm not going to spend $300 on a protable system that doesn't intrest me and there is exactly 0 arcades where I live (and even if there happened to be one the newest game they would have would be the first DDR released in the states). (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Jul 14, 2006 4:36 am GMT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My bad. There aren't any PSP's that cost $199.99 there?

Celeso
Celeso

im so on this game, the PSP it really l00king great, lets see, Loco Roco, Tekken and Valkiria Profile almost the same month, thats really cool

al
al

looking forward to this title

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

the hype machine is cranking up but to be fair, even Brain Age 2 is outselling it. 1.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo) - 134,568 | 2,137,680 2.) Xenosaga Episode III (PS2, Namco) - 123,847 | NEW 3.) More Brain Age (NDS, Nintendo) - 50,634 | 2,700,187 4.) Tekken Dark Resurrection (PSP, Namco) - 49,426 | NEW 5.) Brain Age (NDS, Nintendo) - 33,771 | 2508373

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

the hype machine is cranking up but to be fair, even Brain Age 2 is outselling it. 1.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo) - 134,568 | 2,137,680 2.) Xenosaga Episode III (PS2, Namco) - 123,847 | NEW 3.) More Brain Age (NDS, Nintendo) - 50,634 | 2,700,187 4.) Tekken Dark Resurrection (PSP, Namco) - 49,426 | NEW 5.) Brain Age (NDS, Nintendo) - 33,771 | 2508373

TraiklinX3
TraiklinX3

I know you were just kidding, I wasn't bashing you. I was just looking forward to playing this game on the PS2 since i'm not going to spend $300 on a protable system that doesn't intrest me and there is exactly 0 arcades where I live (and even if there happened to be one the newest game they would have would be the first DDR released in the states).

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

But I find it odd with fans complain about PSP exclusity and the game gets ported over to PS2. Let the PSP have it's glory sheesh. The PS2 is about to book it anyways for the PS3. Fans don't get all crabby about your one of your favorite series not being put on a 6 1/2 year old console O_o.

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

TraiklinX3 well the difference is they could port the arcade version to the PS2 (instead of the inferior PSP version) like they SHOULD HAVE DONE instead of only releasing it on the PSP. GTA LCS was built from the ground up for the PSP, where as Tekken 5: DR was made for the arcade using the same arcade board and that would make it easier to port to PS2 (like Tekken 5 was). (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Jul 13, 2006 7:50 pm PT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTICE HOW, I SAID I WAS JK (JUST KIDDING) Chill. I was kidding. Ya know joking around? Not being serious?

TraiklinX3
TraiklinX3

well the difference is they could port the arcade version to the PS2 (instead of the inferior PSP version) like they SHOULD HAVE DONE instead of only releasing it on the PSP. GTA LCS was built from the ground up for the PSP, where as Tekken 5: DR was made for the arcade using the same arcade board and that would make it easier to port to PS2 (like Tekken 5 was).

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

this game is going to rock i cant wait!!!!

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

waytoomuch I sure hope that thay will eventualy see the light and port it over to the ps2, hopefully with online play like the arcade. (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Jul 13, 2006 5:07 pm PT ....PSP to PS2 port? *Bad memories of GTA LCS being ported to PS2* OMG THE HORROR THE HORROR!!!! LoL jk.

Raeldor
Raeldor

Read great things about this game. It'll be great to have a decent beat-em-up on the PSP. Still waiting for the knock-out RPG though.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

July sure will see a lot of great PSP games like this Valkyrie Profile and Blade Dancer Can't wait to pick up all three.

bigbadshamoo
bigbadshamoo

THIS GAME GONNA PWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Inv_Machine
Inv_Machine

Man, I hope I could afford this game when it comes out. If there was one game on the PSP anyone could have, this is gunna be it. Sadly, it'll be true for most people. =P

Xanog1
Xanog1

Yeah, this game is definitely top-knotch for effective usage of the system's capabilities.

VZA
VZA

now i'll actually have a reason to have a psp

TheTrooperUK
TheTrooperUK

yeah now we talking baby...bring on more great titles like this to the psp please. I am looking forward to this along with alot of other great looking games coming the psp way......not to mention some awesome classic collections soon to grace the psp's awesome screen. Cheers

B-bad
B-bad

the japanese version is sweet!!!!! for all those wondering can it really be done on the psp the answer is hell yeah! this game is awesome everything is done right, controls, graphic, sound, gameplay it's all there!

waytoomuch
waytoomuch

I sure hope that thay will eventualy see the light and port it over to the ps2, hopefully with online play like the arcade.

hrah
hrah

jaja, Im already playing the japanese version, very cool.

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

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bond2003
bond2003

Can't Wait Tekken!!!! On The Psp :)

vgm007
vgm007

Can't wait for this game to come out; it's gonna be sweet!

diggyzoom
diggyzoom

gaming sharing , thats a really nice feature to have