Tekken 6 (Japanese: 鉄拳6) is a fighting game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games. It is the sixth main and seventh installment in the Tekken franchise. It was released in arcades on November 26, 2007, as the first game running on the PlayStation 3
-based System 357 arcade board. A year later, the game received an update, subtitled Bloodline Rebellion. Both versions also saw a limited release in North America. A home version based on the update was released for the PlayStation 3
and XBOX 360
on October 27, 2009. This was the first time a main installment was produced for a non-Sony console. It was ported for the PlayStation Portable
on November 24, 2009. The game was produced by Katsuhiro Harada, who aimed to give the fights a strategic style while remaining faithful to the previous games in the series.
While this version retains elements from the earlier games, Tekken 6 introduces a new Rage system that increases the strength of the player characters when their health gets low. It also features a beat 'em up mode focused on a soldier named Lars Alexandersson who leads a coup d'état along with his underlings. Losing his memory in an attack against Jin Kazama's Mishima Zaibatsu special forces, Lars goes on a journey with a robot named Alisa Bosconovitch to learn his identity, so that he will be able to recover the subject of his mission. In this campaign mode, the player can win items by completing missions and enhance different power areas of any characters they choose to control.
The game received generally positive reviews. Critics praised the visuals and the new fight mechanics but had mixed opinions about the handling of the Scenario Campaign. Nevertheless, the PSP port was also well-received for how faithful it was to the initial console versions. The game's sales have reached 3.5 million copies worldwide. It was later re-released with the spin-off Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Soulcalibur V for the PlayStation
3. A sequel, Tekken 7, was released to Japanese arcades on March 18, 2015, and was ported to Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4
, and XBOX ONE
and released internationally on June 2, 2017.
Known Builds (top)
|Build Date||Platform||Notes/Version Info|
|Jun 26, 2009||PlayStation 3||E3 Build|
|Aug 27, 2009||XBOX 360||Preview Build|
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