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Tekken film to screen Down Under

Namco Bandai Partners announce advance screening of Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D in Sydney later this month.

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Earlier this year, Namco Bandai revealed plans to bring its best-selling Tekken franchise to cinemas with Tekken Blood Vengeance, an animated film rendered in full CG and 3D compatible to be released in Japan and the US.

Now, Namco Bandai Partners has announced a special screening of the film Down Under, to take place in Sydney on Wednesday, July 27.

The film features a screenplay written by Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and will be directed by Youichi Mouri, who was at the helm of the opening cinematic for both Tekken 5 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion.

Blood Vengeance will be set in Namco Bandai's long-standing Tekken universe, telling a story set between Tekkens 5 and 6. The film follows Xiaoyu Ling, seasoned martial artist and high school student, tasked by the G Corporation to infiltrate an international school in Kyoto to gather information on the mysterious student Shin Kamiya. However, before she can make any progress in the investigation, Shin is kidnapped by an unknown assailant.

The film is also part of the upcoming Tekken Hybrid, a PlayStation 3 exclusive set for release later this year, which features a high-definition version of the original Tekken Tag Tournament, as well as other, currently unannounced content.

Namco Bandai Partners is giving away 25 double passes to the Sydney event, currently being given away on the official Namco Bandai Partners Australian Facebook page.

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