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Renowned Scottish actor Brian Cox has joined forces with Bandai Namco to bring a fresh perspective to the narrative of the Tekken series, just ahead of the much-anticipated launch of Tekken 8 later this year.
Cox, who is the star of HBO Max’s award-winning series “Succession”, seems to be an unlikely choice for this advertisement which has sparked a mix of confusion and delight among fans on the internet. Thankfully, the 5 minute summary titled “The Story So Far” is a great way for newcomers to Tekken to catch up with the 30 year old story. Cox addresses the main events revolving around the plot’s main characters: Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya Mishima, and Jin Kazama. In this brief but insightful narrative, he sheds light on the reasons behind the characters' relentless penchant for "throwing each other off cliffs".
What is the Tekken series about? Exploring the King of Iron Fist Tournament:
Tekken immerses players in the gripping King of Iron Fist Tournament, hosted by the formidable Mishima Zaibatsu. The series revolves around the intense Mishima family conflict, exploring diverse characters' motivations as they vie for victory and control of the organization. This martial arts epic weaves a rich narrative, making each tournament a captivating chapter in the ongoing saga of power, rivalry, and intricate alliances within the Tekken universe.
When was Tekken first released?
The first game in the series, Tekken, was released in 1994, first as an arcade game and as a port for the PlayStation in 1995. The game features eight playable characters, each with their own sub-boss.
What was Tekken originally called?
The game was originally going to be titled Rave War, but in its final stages of development it was changed to Tekken. Also known as Rave Wars, the prototype was demonstrated at the Amusement & Music Operators Association (AMOA) Expo in September 1994, before being renamed Tekken upon release.
What other media is there?
The Tekken franchise has seen various adaptations, including "Tekken: The Motion Picture" (1998), "Tekken" (2009), "Tekken: Blood Vengeance" (2011), and "Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge" (2014). Recently, on August 22, a new anime installment titled "Tekken: Bloodline" was released on Netflix. There are also several game guides and paperback books on the market.