Tekken facts that you probably didn't know

Tekken is a series of fighting games that has at least seven major titles already launched, in addition to numerous spin-offs. Produced by Bandai Namco, it made its name by having balanced gameplay and cutting-edge graphics. Over the years, trivia and controversies were added to the franchise and its characters. Check out the key and get to know better the work:

One of the first of its kind

As fighting game with 3D ambiance, Tekken was one of the first of its kind. In fact it just did not come before Virtua Fighter, Sega, but brought great quality to the type of fighting game that was being born.

In addition to 3D graphics, the characters had great freedom of movement and to make moves. Unlike other fighting games of the season, the blows almost did not use "magic" or projectiles. Everything was resolved in pure beating, at least initially. Tekken brought several innovations to fighting games when it was born.

In a relationship with PlayStation

At least almost all major titles in the Tekken series were exclusive to the PlayStation. Of course they were first launched in the arcades, but the homemade editions came out only on Sony consoles, counting PS One, PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3.

Exclusivity was only broken in 2001 when Tekken 3 edition release for the Game Boy. However, another game of Tekken series has only appeared on another console - Xbox 360 and PS3.

Special Participation

The Tekken series has some special and very unusual interests. In Tekken 3, for example, we had the Gon dinosaur as one of the fighters. In Japan, Gon is a famous manga character, who made his name when it was released fighting game worldwide.

Another most notable and recent cameo is the inclusion of Akuma in Street Fighter, the plot of Tekken 7 in future issue for consoles. It will also be playable, but on this issue has not yet gone out, the details are still scarce.

Threat of censorship

Due to a possible censure, Katsuhiro Harada, producer of Tekken, threatened not to release one of the new characters in Tekken 7 in the West. When the fighter Lucky Chloe was revealed, some fans did not like her look "appealing". Harada even announced that it would be exclusive to Asia because of that.

However, the producer backtracked and said it would be available in all versions of Tekken 7 on the grounds that it was all a joke. No one knows for sure if the threat was serious.


Tekken had some productions outside the released games such as animated films. But the best known of which is Tekken: The King of Iron Fist, 2009, which contained actors.

The film is somewhat true to the game. Characters such as Jin Kazama, Kazuya, Bryan Fury, Yoshimitsu and Eddy Gordo are well represented, with clothes that closely resemble the game. Still, many fans criticized the production for its weak plot. Vale be given by curiosity and without many pretensions.


Tekken also had launched some crossovers. The most famous of them is Street Fighter X Tekken, released in 2012 for various platforms, but that was not as well received by fans. In the game, the characters of the two series are fighting, but in 2D Street Fighter gameplay.

At the time, the production of Tekken X Street Fighter had been announced, but so far we don’t have details or revelations about its release. In theory, this second crossover would have the gameplay of Tekken and 3D environment. Other crossovers that can be cited are Galaga: Tekken Edition and Pokkén Tournament, which mixes the gameplay of Tekken with Pokémon.


In 2012, Bandai Namco opened an own museum in Osaka, Japan. The site presents unique items in the Tekken series, such as clothing of the characters, unique arts and, of course, arcades of all titles released.

Admission is free and offers a guided tour for visitors who can tour the line of Tekken time and give more details about the show. The museum is regularly updated with each new game released.