Namco Bandai announced this morning that a full-length 3D film titled TEKKEN Blood Vengeance is set to release this summer.
The film, which is being developed in full CG, will take place in the Tekken world and is being produced by Digital Frontier (Resident Evil: Degeneration, Death Note and Appleseed), and directed by Youichi Mouri, who directed the opening movies for Tekken 5 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion.
“We’re thrilled to be taking the characters, history, and legacy of the Tekken universe into a full-length 3D movie,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “Tekken is one of the most recognizable fighting franchises in video games and we believe fans have an enthusiastic appetite for seeing the characters in a new medium. This is a great opportunity for players to learn the histories and motivations behind the fighters who join the King of 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.”