Catch Up On Tekken's Story With This 8-Bit Video Recap

Get up to speed on the series before Tekken 7's release.

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With Tekken 7 only a few weeks away from release, Bandai Namco wants to get fans caught up on the twists and turns of the series' story with a humorous new 8-bit video.

The publisher has partnered with Dutton Films to create an 8-Bit Cinema recap of the entire Tekken series. The first installment, which you can watch above, covers the story from the original Tekken, which released for PS1 back in 1994, through to 1998's Tekken 3.

Tekken 7 is the first new title in the series since 2011's Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Recently, there was a bit of controversy surrounding the game when two players were accused of collusion and banned from an upcoming Tekken 7 tournament.

Tekken 7 is already available in arcades and launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 2 (though it sadly won't include the series' boxing kangaroo, Roger). Sony is offering PS4 Pro and Slim bundles with a copy of the title in Europe, though no such bundles have been announced for the US. We recently had a chance to chat with the series producer Katsuhiro Harada about a number of topics, including guest characters and a possible Nintendo Switch version.

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-"I'm pregnant"

-"Gotta go"

Genius... ;D

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It's funny how you goofs use the term 8-bit for things that are 16-bit or 2D sprites in general. The only 8-bit thing about the video is the music.

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@JiZamez: it may be 8 bit true color. That would make it more similar to 16 bit but still considered 8. Its all about the color palette

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where is the reset of the story

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"which released for PS1 back in 1994,"

actually it was released on arcades in 1994 and PS1 in 1995.

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@dorog1995: Japan got the Playstation before us, so maybe that was the Japanese release year.

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It plays the Theme of Tekken 2 opening at the beginning.

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That was incredible <3

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