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Now THIS Is What A Fighting Game Movie Should Look Like

Take a moment to wipe yourself off if need be.

What you just watched was the teaser trailer for Tekken: Blood Vengeance, the first full length CG animated film based on the popular fighting franchise. Last night my twitter feed was jam packed with retweets of the trailer, posted first by Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada.

The film runs 90 minutes, pretty standard length for an animated feature, and is canon with the game series bridging the gap between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6. That's right just like Resident Evil: Degeneration, which was also produced by Digital Frontier. The screenplay is written by Dai Sato, of Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fame, and the film will be directed by Youichi Mouri who directed the flawless opening sequences of both Tekken 5 and Tekken 6.

Suffice it to say, we're in good hands with this one. If this is the new trend for gaming-based movies, then I'm all for it! Tekken in particular has always been a franchise I've wanted more straight-up plot from, as ridiculous as the story can be at times.

Fans can expect the gorgeous looking film sometime this summer.

And hopefully with this we can forever forget the awful live-action Tekken film that came out last year.

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Seriously though where the hell is Miguel's chest hair? Or his ethnicity?

4 Comments

Pauwow said:

Can we get this movie on the 3DS?? PLEASE! XD

g_whiz said:

HOLY! Now, I'll be the first to admit that plots to fighting games 9 times out of 10 make absolutely NO sense....that said. *drooool*

Pauwow said:

@ g_whiz:
I'm with you regarding fighting games plots but I think the biggest problem for videogame movies is when then "they try to make sense".... I don't want to see a Ken with regular clothes driving a car,I want to see him in his red uniform 24/7 I don't care how absurd it is.
I think that's one of the reasons why anime/manga are so popular, most of the sense of humor, stories, fighting scenes, plots, secondary characters are strange and quite surreal but at the same time they have the capacity to entertain and surprise me (even if it's with a !?! kind of moment). Yes they have impossible proportions, and weird hair cuts/colors and an amazing lack of respect for the laws physics but why imitate reality?
If I want realism I watch the news, if I want to see a freaking panda flying, well then I watch Tekken! XD

DJS said:

Tekken needs more chest hair.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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