Release Date: 07/25/2006
Dark Resurrection started life as an arcade-only upgrade to Tekken 5, but now this great fighting upgrade is coming to the PSP. A Tekken release all by itself wouldn't automatically win this award, but what floored us was the quality of the conversion. Save for a few background details here and there, this portable Tekken looks just about as faithful as the PS2 version was, which of course makes it a superimpressive handheld game.
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Portable fighting has always been a little risky, but Tekken: DR looks like it's up to the challenge.
With the release of the game only a couple of months off, there was plenty to see in the playable demo shown at E3. All of the characters are present, including the two new combatants, Lili and Dragunov. This game also marks the return of Armor King and will contain a mess of modes, including one that lets you download ghost data from the Internet and fight against profiles based on real-life players. Tekken games have always included a ton of crazy modes, and this one appears to be no exception.
While the modes and the classic Tekken gameplay ensure this one will at least be somewhat satisfying, the quality of the visuals really sets it apart from the rest of the games available on the PSP. At times, the great-looking graphics just seemed difficult to believe, but seeing as how the game's already playable and already packs the same sort of punch that you'd expect from the Tekken series, this is one portable fighting game that has us awfully excited.
E3 2006 Editors' Choice Awards
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