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CGI Tekken film 'Tekken: Blood Vengeance' coming summer 2011

The Tekken series is getting the CGI cinematic treatment. During Namco Bandai's Level Up conference in Dubai, the studio graced its audience with a trailer for Tekken: Blood Vengeance, a 3D animated film featuring demure schoolgirls, deadly mechs, flying pandas and a whack of Tekken characters engaged in balls-to-wall death matches. True, we really have no idea what the hell this movie is about, but damned if doesn't look badass.

Tekken: Blood Vengeance will hit theaters by way of Digital Frontier, the producers behind Resident Evil: Degeneration. The film is written by Dai Sato of Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fame, and directed by Youichi Mouri, the talent behind Tekken 5 and 6's opening CGI cinematics.

Tekken's executive producer Katsuhiro Harada wouldn't part with specific plot details, but he did say the film will follow established Tekken canon, and tell a story which takes place between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6. He also revealed the movie was being made in close consultation with the Tekken development team, and that it will employ many of the game's original voice actors.

Tekken: Blood Vengeance is being released with English and Japanese voice-overs, and is scheduled to receive a theatrical run  this summer. Namco promises to divulge more about the project at  E3.

May 12, 2011

[Source: GameSpot]

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7 comments

  • robertpopovic - May 13, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    @Jetpackjesus; yeah that movie was pretty nasty. I liked the trailer and though it might be a fun watch, but then I saw Xiaoyu (spelling?) riding Panda...
  • quincytheodore - May 13, 2011 6:50 a.m.

    If it's CG, it has better chance not to suck. Almost every Game-to-Film has one excruciatingly stupid mistake, which they do over and over again; bad casting. That being said, I still think this will be anything less than mediocre. Yes, the scar runs deep.
  • R-ape - May 13, 2011 1:16 a.m.

    i don't get the tone here. Is it trying to be serious? I don't think it can get any more ridiculous unless you threw in Mokujin or whatever that wooden guy's name is. At least the action seems to be choreographed pretty well.
  • marioman50 - May 12, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    I like Cowboy Bebop, I like Tekken 5's opening CGI cinematic (haven't played Tekken 6) Count me in!
  • JetpackJesus - May 12, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    No matter how it turns out, it will be MILES fucking better than the Tekken live action movie from last year.
  • kluivertus - May 12, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    I would be infinitely more excited for this if it weren't obvious the main characters are going to be squeaky-voiced Japanese schoolchildren with a pet panda.
  • Sleepingdragon - May 12, 2011 5:53 p.m.

    Yay backstory ! I <3 ghost in the shell first!

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