One of the most loved fighting game series that is ever been made is the Tekken series and it has gained a huge fan base from over the world. If you are among one of them, you might have a desire to know how many versions of this game was released to date. Well, if yes then you have come to the right place because in this blog post we will provide you with all the information related to the number of releases of this game.
Tekken 1 (1994)
The original game was released in Japanese arcades on December 13th, 1994, and featured 12 characters including Kazuya Mishima, Paul Phoenix, and Lei Wulong. It was later ported to home consoles such as the Mega Drive/Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Game Boy Advance (GBA), PlayStation 2 (PS2), and PlayStation Portable (PSP).
Tekken 2 (1995)
Tekken 2 was released in 1995, with an updated version titled Tekken 2: Bloodline Rebellion being released for arcades in 1997. A sequel to Tekken 3 titled Tekken Tag Tournament was released two years later for the PlayStation 2 console, which allowed players to play as any character from previous games in the series; it also included a mode where multiple players could fight simultaneously.
Tekken 3 (1998)
This is the first game of the Tekken 3 series. It was released for arcades and the PlayStation in 1998. It features 14 playable characters, including Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama, and Paul Phoenix.
Tekken Tag Tournament (2000)
Tekken Tag Tournament was released for arcades and the PlayStation 2 in 2000. The game features 10 playable characters from Tekken 3 and adds five new characters to the roster: Anna Williams, Bruce Irvin, Lei Wulong, Mokujin, and Violet. In addition to these characters, TTT also has a number of secret characters that can be unlocked by performing certain tasks in-game: Combat (unlockable by beating arcade mode on hard difficulty with all characters at least once), Yoshimitsu (unlockable by beating arcade mode on hard difficulty with all characters at least once), Devil Jin (unlockable by beating arcade mode on hard difficulty with Jin at least once), Angel (unlockable by beating arcade mode on hard difficulty with Jun Kazama at least once), Kunimitsu (unlockable by beating arcade mode on hard difficulty
Tekken 4 (2001)
Tekken 4 is a fighting game developed and published by Namco for the PlayStation 2 as the fourth installment in the Tekken series. It was released in 2001 and 2002 in Japan and North America respectively. The game is set before Tekken 3, where Kazuya Mishima has been defeated by his son, Jin Kazama, and thrown into an abyss by Heihachi Mishima. Jin then enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 to defeat his grandfather Heihachi, who had betrayed him years ago.
Tekken 5 (2004)
Tekken 5 is a fighting game developed and published by Namco for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows platforms in 2004 as the fifth installment in the Tekken series. It was released in Japan on July 28, 2004; January 25, 2005, in North America; March 24, 2005, in Europe; April 8, 2005, in Australia; September 15th, 2006 (PS3 only), December 6th, 2006 (X360 only) and January 31st, 2007 (PC only). It was followed by Tekken 6 which was released on December 11th, 2007 worldwide except for Japan which saw it release on February 22nd, 2008 instead due to earthquake-related delays.
Tekken 6 (2007)
The sixth installment of the Tekken series was released in arcades on March 2006 and on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2007. The game introduces several new characters to the roster, including Jin Kazama’s father Kazuya Mishima who was absent from Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection due to being trapped in hell after the events of Tekken 4. Tekken 6 also features a new gameplay system called “Rage System” which allows players to enter their character’s Rage Mode once their health is depleted. Rage Mode gives players super strength and faster attacks, but they can only sustain this state for a short period of time before they have to revert back to normal mode. Rage Mode also causes the screen to become distorted when activated, making it hard for opponents to see what’s going on.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (2012)
The game’s story mode is called “Fated Retribution” and features the return of the cinematic story mode from Tekken 6. The story involves Jin Kazama being framed for a crime he did not commit by his grandfather Heihachi Mishima. After being imprisoned for years, Jin escapes to learn more about his father Kazuya Mishima and defeats him in a final battle to restore honor to his family name.
Tekken 7 (2017)
Tekken 7 is the seventh installment in the Tekken fighting game series. It was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on 2 June 2017. The game features 4K compatibility with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, as well as enhanced graphics. Tekken 7 features the largest roster of characters in the series’ history. The game’s story mode is a continuation of Tekken 6’s and revolves around Lars Alexandersson searching for his father’s killer while discovering new information about his past.
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