One facet of this manifold Iron Fist media assault is Tekken Hybrid, a PS3-exclusive collection that bundles the movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D with an HD remake of the PS2's Tekken Tag Tournament. Unspecified extra content will also be thrown in for the set's November release -- judging from recent events, we're guessing that content will include trailers for like a dozen more Tekken games.
TEKKEN® HYBRID EXCLUSIVE FOR PlayStation®3
TEKKEN® Tag Tournament HD to Release
with TEKKEN® Blood Vengeance 3D Movie in Fall 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 7, 2011) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that TEKKEN® Hybrid, a collection of the new full-length 3D compatible feature film TEKKEN® Blood Vengeance 3D, TEKKEN® Tag Tournament HD, and additional content yet to be announced, will be releasing on Blu-Ray exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system this November. TEKKEN Tag Tournament HD is a high-definition remake of the PlayStation®2 classic, TEKKEN Tag Tournament.
TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D will be presented as a special NCM Fathom event for one night only in over 375 theaters across North America on July 26 before a home entertainment Blu-Ray release as part of the TEKKEN Hybrid set, and as a standalone DVD release from BANDAI Entertainment Inc. Set in the rich Tekken universe, TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D follows Xiaoyu Ling, seasoned martial artist and high school student, tasked by the G Corporation to infiltrate an international school in Kyoto to gather information on the mysterious student Shin Kamiya. Before she can make any progress in the investigation, Shin is kidnapped by an unknown assailant. Digging deeper into Shin's background in an attempt to rescue him, Xiaoyu learns about the frightening underbelly of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima...and the late Heihachi Mishima's conspiracy that's stained with blood.
Created in full CG, TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D is being produced by Digital Frontier (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note and Appleseed), with the screenplay written by Dai Sato (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Cowboy Bebop) and the score composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto (Ogre Battle, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Tekken 6). Directing the project will be Youichi Mouri, who directed the opening movies for both Tekken® 5 and Tekken® 6: Bloodline Rebellion. Tickets for the TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D special cinema event, plus a complete list of locations, are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
"Tekken Tag Tournament is considered one of the best titles in the Tekken franchise, and one of the greatest fighting video games of all time, so we're thrilled to be bringing this property into HD for current generation gamers," said Carlson Choi, vice president of marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. "Including the remake as part of TEKKEN Hybrid alongside TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D allows our passionate fans to immerse themselves in the storied histories of the Tekken characters on their path to the King of Iron Fist Tournament."
"TEKKEN Hybrid is breaking new ground for both the Tekken series and the movie industry, with a full length 3D CG animation event shown in the theaters, while the home entertainment release will included special features such as a full HD version of the acclaimed title, TEKKEN Tag Tournament, which has been one of the highly requested titles from fans of TEKKEN series," said Tekken creator and project director Katsuhiro Harada. "Of course, TEKKEN Tag Tournament HD will also include a version of the popular TEKKEN Bowl as well. And the content announced today might not be all we have up our sleeves for TEKKEN Hybrid."