Tekken 5 goes online

Namco have released new screenshots of Tekken 5, the latest incarnation of the classic beat-'em-up series. The game is initially due for release as a coin-op - it's the arcade version from which these shots are taken - in the autumn, with a PS2 version to follow in 2005.

The coin-op will make use of Sega/Sammy's new ALL.net (Amusement Linkage Live Network) system, which is also being utilised by other forthcoming arcade machines such as Virtua Fighter 4 Final Evolution, Quest of D and Virtua Striker. Based on fibre optic technology, the network will enable stat tracking, rankings and the customisation of character appearances with new clothes and accessories.

As for the game itself, the latest additions to the roster include Bryan Fury, King, Kazuya Mishima, Yoshimitsu, Julia Chang, Craig Marduk and Jack 5. We'll have more on the title in the coming weeks.