New movie set in the Tekken Universe to release in Summer 2011.
At its LEVEL UP event in Dubai, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that TEKKEN™: Blood Vengeance, a new full-length 3D compatible feature film created in full CG and set in the rich Tekken universe, will be releasing in summer 2011. Taking place in the world and true to the characters and history of the Tekken franchise, TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance 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). Directing the project will be Youichi Mouri, who directed the opening movies for both Tekken 5 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion.
In TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance, the history and legacy of the characters from the Tekken universe are taken into a full length 3D movie, giving the opportunity for fans to learn more about the background of the most popular fighters in the franchise and their motivations for joining the famous King of The Iron Fist Tournament.
"Over the past years that I've been working on Tekken, fans have been begging for a full CG Tekken movie," said Tekken creator and project director Katsuhiro Harada. "This movie is for those fans. Tekken has always been known for its colorful array of characters and background stories, and this movie is just one way of exploring that world from a new angle while bringing insight to the series."
With a 16-year legacy, Tekken is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world; the entire franchise selling more than 40 million units globally to date.