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Tekken 6 Won't Make It This Year?

Even though Tekken 6 officially has a "TBA 2008" release date, the game has all but disappeared from the public eye. Perhaps this is due to the overwhelming visibility of Street Fighter IV, which had prominent appearances at both E3 and the Leipzig Games Convention. But now, it seems the sixth installment of the long-running fighting franchise might not make it this year.

According to PSBeyond, the "Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion" upgrade was announced for the arcade version of the game. This is a great expansion that will toss in more stages, soundtracks, costumes, and even a few new characters. However, it won't hit the arcades until December, and considering Namco will want to implement these updates into the console version, Tekken 6 may likely not see the light of day until 2009. They just released Soul Calibur IV, so perhaps Namco is taking their time with their next fighter, although now, it seems the game may release at about the same time as Capcom's SFIV. Could we be looking at a clash of the titans in late February of next year? Or will Namco keep Tekken 6 in 2008, allowing gamers to add yet another title to their holiday wish list? We're not sure what the plan is - this is all speculation - but we'll keep a sharp eye out for official updates on the matter.

The fighting genre, which was once nearly flatlining in the industry, has experienced a resurrection that began with SCIV. With SFIV and Tekken 6 right around the corner, too, the new generation clearly has room for one of the original blockbuster genres.

Related Game(s): Tekken 6

8/28/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (23 posts)

The_Chimeran
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 10:19:28 PM
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! personally i hated SCIV. And Tekken is like my favorite game.
Hmmm, clash of the titans. This is a completely unbias opinion but Tekken is gonna beat Street Fighter. :)

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:07:24 PM
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From the stuff i have heard, Tekken 6 needs that update, quite a few characters are just plain broken, like the new fat guy, Bob.

they also should have never implemented the Rage system, hopefully that change that.

Although it would have been nice to try this game out, i would rather wait and play the game in its full version than to play T6 and knowing in my head at that very moment someone in japan is playing the newer, true version of it.

Sure they could release it on the ps3 in december and upgrade later, but i dont wanna have to pay extra

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ActionJackson
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 11:41:47 PM
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Is it just me or does any game ending in "4" incredibly super-successful?
Soul Caliber 4
Street Fighter 4
Metal Gear Solid 4
Devil May Cry 4
Grand Theft Auto 4
Resident Evil 4

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Jove
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 10:17:49 AM

lol i guess your right

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eLLeJuss
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 9:14:55 PM

you forgot call of duty 4

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bamf
Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 6:28:17 PM

A fifth installment of those games mentioned would also be successful. Its because of the quality of the fanchise itself and not because its the fourth installment. They're plenty of games that reached number 4 that sucked.

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ZubraZap
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 12:42:48 AM
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I noticed that as well ActionJackson, but back to Tekken for a moment there isnt a "moment" I won't spend not trying to aquire this game upon release.

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MadPowerBomber
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 12:46:20 AM
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Yay, Tekken news! Boo delay! I wake up every morning wishing for some Tekken news. Ahh.

...heh...

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psxjunkhead85
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 12:51:58 AM
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I talked to a sony guy last week and he said it wont come out until december 09. Too bad I was looken forward n playing this game this christmas.

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aaronisbla
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 4:12:15 AM

link or it didnt happen....

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BigT_1980
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 2:18:12 AM
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Again I glad another hit title we be delayed because their is too many games competing holiday market.

Last edited by BigT_1980 on 8/29/2008 2:18:47 AM

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 3:32:52 AM
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This is just pathetic! How long have we had to wait for this. I need a fighting game. i need TEKKEN!

If im honest it dont have high hopes for it. i got bored of Tekken 5 once i unlocked all the characters, which is very unlike me i usually bash survival mode 1000 times not with Tekken 5. As for new characters i fully approve, the last new character that was interesting was way back on Tekken 3, & that was Bryan. Others have just been dodgy, like Raven, the Blade rip off who disappears into thin air so you cant hit him.

Also i didnt enjoy the revamped style of Tekken 5, especially the juggling they battered into the game. its just annoying when the CPU holds you in the air & keeps hitting until you reach the other side of the area. I heard on Tekken 6 you can hit opponents onto the ground and they'll bounce into the air for juggling attacks, this just makes it seem like a silly anime battle.

Though i must admit Tekken is the only fighting game i enjoy, & i'll deffinattly be buying it on the release date.

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www
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 6:47:16 AM
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I've always preferred Tekken to Sc,bc i don't see how a sword can be slipped thru somebody n still survive to the end b4 he dies,am always for the realistic approach,dat's why it hurts to see games like Def Jam being destroyed.
It's SFIV gonna be great?someone tell me

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ceedot
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 7:37:17 AM
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Ah, this game was one of the reasons I got a PS3. I'm annoyed that it hasn't come out yet.

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Aftab
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 9:05:56 AM
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Carefully observe in the posted pic, how Jin skillfully removes the shoes of his opponent, whilst spreading her legs open, revealing her panties.

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djjake
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 9:29:27 AM
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whats taking so long to make, its not like they have to build loads of enviroments like gta and games like that. All the have to do it make a bunch of characters, program the old tekken controlls in and there, you have a new tekken game.

please post news about the new driver, i spoke to an employee as ubisoft tour thing and they said they didn't know that there had been anything in the works for a new driver. Which doesn't scare me too much because they are probable employed to say they work for ubisoft when they actually just sit and watch people look at new games

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aaronisbla
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 2:30:52 PM

arcades are the reason it is delayed so much. Arcades in japan ( a big business ) most likely wouldnt have bought the cabinets for Tekken 6 if namco would have put the game out on console a month later.

Truth is, this could have been out before SC4 but the gotta make arcade owners happy. Arcade owners were highly displeased that Tekken 5 came out on console so fast.

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Zubs
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 9:29:29 AM
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I have SC4,am bored with it,maybe Vs fighting games are too tedious button mashers for me.I hate the fact that on Virtua Fighter 5 and Soul calibur 4 u don't have any real ariel combat moves.Tekken 6 won't have it either,SF$ however will.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 10:51:01 AM
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Yeah, the 4s rule for some reason. But Suikoden IV was the worst in the series. ;)

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Reccaman18
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 6:34:57 PM

Yeah I know, what was the deal with that? lol

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Aftab
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 2:08:50 PM
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I'm getting tired of Tekken and fighting games in general. I've been playing them for close to 20 years now (whoa, I'm old)... Screw it, I'll probably get it anyway, but, I can wait...just not another 20 years. So, anytime now, Sony!

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AceTatsujin
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 8:35:34 PM
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lmao, nice picture. love that girls' panties!

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MetalHead09
Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 1:11:51 AM
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ultima i got bored with tekken 5 a lot sooner than i did with tekken 4 for some reason to. idk i wanna say that the game over all was to tight, to precise i guess. i played tekken 4 for months every day but 5 didnt do the same for me, however i was blown away by the graphics man. there still some of the best ive ever seen on the ps2.

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