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Bandai Namco concludes their retro-inspired retelling of the Tekken franchise

In case you missed it, Bandai Namco unveiled Part 2 of their “Tekken Retro Recap” a few days ago. Produced in cooperation with 8-Bit Cinema, this concluding chapter retells the ridiculous stories behind Tekken 4, Tekken 5, and Tekken 6 in a classic pixelated style.

Also, Kazuya refers to Jin as an “Emo Devil Child.” So it’s got that going for it.

The newest game in the franchise, Tekken 7, was released earlier this week for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Xbox Store Today: Tekken 7, SpeedRunners, The Culling, Metal Slug 2

It’s the first Friday in June, and four new Xbox One games are now available to download through the Xbox Games Store, including a new Games With Gold freebie…

But first, let’s talk about Tekken 7. Bandai Namco’s multi-generational saga of corporate intrigue and demonic possession comes to an end in this latest entry, and players will get to experience all the “attitude, competitiveness, and showmanship rooted in its arcade DNA.”

Also available to download today is SpeedRunners, a multiplayer platforming race from DoubleDutch Games. SpeedRunners is a free download this month through Microsoft’s Games With Gold program, and players will be able to blast away at the competition with grappling hooks, power-ups, and interactive environments in hopes of winning its side-scrolling race. Multiplayer competition is also at the heart of The Culling, an arena combat game from Xaviant Games.

Finally today, Hamster Corporation will bring the popular NeoGeo shooter Metal Slug 2 to the Xbox One.

You can learn more about all of these games after the break. (more…)

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PS Store This Week: Tekken 7, Danger Zone, Star Trek Bridge Crew, more

This week’s PlayStation Store update is like a reunion with old friends…

Things will really start to heat up this Friday, when Tekken 7 brings the story of the Mishima clan to an end on the PS4. The fighting game series that dabbled in storylines involving corporate-funded armies and sentient bears will finally resolve the mystery behind the Devil Gene and answer the question of who truly owns the Mishima Zaibatsu company.

But if you’re looking for something to download today, a trio of new games offer even more familiar faces. Three Fields launched Danger Zone for the PS4, a spiritual successor to the ridiculous crashes found in the Burnout series of racing games. Also available to download is Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a PlayStation VR-exclusive simulation of captaining your own Federation starship. Finally, Nihon Falcom will bring Ys Origin, a prequel to the popular RPG series, to the Vita.

Finally, Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier comes to an end this week in Episode 5: From the Gallows.

You can learn more about these titles (and the rest of this week’s new releases) after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Tekken 7, Star Trek Bridge Crew, Victor Vran, More

Bandai Namco’s convoluted tale of corporate intrigue, sentient bears, multi-generational demonic possession, and a martial arts tournament is coming to a close this week with the release of Tekken 7 on the PS4 and Xbox One (a PC download will also be available). If you’ve ever wanted to know how the “Devil Gene” changed the Mishima clan, this is your chance.

Also new on store shelves this week is Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a PlayStation VR-powered simulation that asks players to pilot their own Federation starship. Like Tekken 7, it too will also be available as a PC download, in versions compatible with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Returning to Earth, THQ Nordic and Haemimont Games will release Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, a Diablo-like overhead action RPG, for the PS4 and Xbox One. In addition to the original PC game, the Overkill Edition will also come packaged with the Motorhead: Through the Ages and Fractured Worlds expansions.

THQ Nordic will also bring Lock’s Quest to the PS4 and Xbox One this week. Originally released for the DS in 2008, this new version of Lock’s Quest includes revamped graphics and sound.

Finally this week, Kalypso will release Tropico 5: Complete Collection for the Xbox One. The colonial city builder will include the original game as well as all ten expansions (The Big Cheese, Mad World, Generalissimo, Joint Venture, Surf’s Up, Gone Green, Supervillian, Inquisition, Super Computer, and T-Day).

That’s it for the New Retail Releases report, but we’ll be back throughout the week with a look at the latest additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.

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Bandai Namco and 8-Bit Cinema are retelling Tekken’s story with a retro twist

Tekken 7 will make its PC, PS4, and Xbox One debut in just a few short weeks, but in the meantime, Bandai Namco has teamed up with 8-Bit Cinema to create a “Tekken Retro Recap” of the franchise’s story so far.

The Tekken franchise makes the stories behind Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter look tame by comparison, and its recurring theme of demonically-possessed fathers is on full display in this retro retelling of events from Tekken, Tekken 2, and Tekken 3. Oh, and so much child abuse. Can’t forget that.

Tekken 7 will be released on June 2, but expect to receive a “Tekken Retro Recap Part 2” video before then.

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Tekken 7 will be released for the PC, PS4, Xbox One on June 2

I admit, I’m completely baffled by the ongoing storyline found in the Tekken franchise. But it’s all going to come to an end in Tekken 7, and today, Bandai Namco confirmed the game will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 2.

In addition to the release date announcement, Bandai Namco also announced plans to produce a huge amount of bonus content for Tekken 7 that’ll be doled out in a number of different packages. At the lowest level, fans who pre-order the game on any platform will receive Eliza (who originally appeared in Tekken Revolution) as a downloadable bonus character. Xbox One owners will also receive a digital copy of Tekken 6, which will be playable on the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One through a backwards compatibility patch.

A Season Pass is also in the works, and players who purchase it on the PC, PS4, or Xbox One will gain access to “new playable characters, new stages, a new game mode, costume packs, and a bonus 35-piece Metallic Costume Pack” sometime after launch.

Finally, a Collector’s Edition (priced at $149.99) will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One. It includes “a spectacular statue measuring approximately 12” tall by 18” wide that features a dynamic pose with Kazuya fly kicking Heihachi in mid-air, a special Steel Book, and the official Tekken 7 soundtrack.”

A closer look at the Collector’s Edition can be found after the break, and a brand new trailer for Tekken 7 has been embedded above. (more…)

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Bandai Namco adds Kuma and Panda to Tekken 7

People often joke about the ridiculousness of some of the characters that Capcom and NetherRealm have trotted out for Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat over the years. But neither franchise can compete with Bandai Namco’s Tekken, especially since the developer recently confirmed that Kuma and Panda will be included in the upcoming Tekken 7.

In Tekken lore, Kuma is the super-intelligent ursine bodyguard of Heihachi Mishima, the franchise’s big bad. Meanwhile, Panda serves the same role for Ling Xiaoyu, Mishima’s adopted granddaughter.

Tekken 7 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in the first few months of 2017. You can get your first look at Kuma and Panda in the trailer embedded above.

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Bandai Namco will bring “a new property for a western audience” to Gamescom 2016

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Bandai Namco has announced that they’ll have three games available for attendees of this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. As you might have guessed, the publisher will be showing off Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (which will be available this October) and Tekken 7 (which is scheduled for an Early 2017 release), but they also plan to unveil “a new [intellectual property] for a western audience.”

What could it be? We’ll have to wait for Gamescom to kick off this August to know for sure, but for now, here’s what Bandai Namco had to say about Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Tekken 7:

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 lets players dive into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world in any videogame of the franchise so far. They have the chance to meet the anime series’ popular characters and become part of the story. On-site, visitors can show off their battle prowess in thrilling fights and explore the huge new hub city!

In Tekken 7 fans will become witness to the epic climax of the Mishima feud and participate in fierce duels with their friends and rivals. The legendary fighting game series will return for its decisive battle in early 2017. Visitors can join the fight and experience the best looking Tekken game ever beforehand at Gamescom!

Bandai Namco will set up shop at Gamescom this year in Booth B20 in Hall 8.

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