Sexy Fighting Game Characters, Redesigned

Anna Nilsson, from Swedish site Svampriket, has some ideas on what some of the "sexier" female fighting game characters should look like. Mostly, this involves putting some damn pants on. » 3/03/15 8:30pm 3/03/15 8:30pm

10 Cool Things We've Learned About The Pokémon Fighting Game Today

Much footage of Pokkén dropped last night, all of it featuring intense battles between monsters that Pokémon fans know and love. While we shared a trailer earlier today, it only scratches the surface of all the cool new things hidden inside of Pokken. » 1/23/15 6:09pm 1/23/15 6:09pm

Tekken 7 Is Getting Series' First Saudi Arabian Character, 'Shaheen' 

Continuing its tradition of cross-cultural sensitivity, Tekken is getting its first Saudi Arabian character for the new installment due out this year. His name is "Shaheen," and he looks exactly like one would expect a Middle Eastern man to in Tekken 7. » 1/02/15 11:00am 1/02/15 11:00am

Fan-Made Pokémon Fighting Game Looks Better Than The Official One

Pokémon: Type Wild isn't just any Pokémon fan game. It's a more intense, Street-Fighteresque take on the pocket monster series, and you should totally check it out if you haven't yet. » 12/11/14 1:30pm 12/11/14 1:30pm

Why Some People Are Freaking Out Over A New Tekken Character

Tekken 7's new female character "Lucky Chloe" sparked some controversy online when she was revealed earlier this week, so much so that director Katsuhiro Harada took to Twitter to defend his work. His statements there have led to some confusion over whether that character will actually be included in the inevitable… » 12/10/14 3:40pm 12/10/14 3:40pm

Big Hero 6 Makes for Touching Flipbook Animation

Tekken, the Japanese comedian named after the fighting game, is back with another flipbook animation. This time, it's for Disney's Big Hero 6. » 11/17/14 8:00am 11/17/14 8:00am

In Defense of Button Mashing

The first time I played Tekken 3, I was hilariously bad. I was used to 2D fighting games, where the buttons corresponded with attack strength, and tapping 'Up' meant 'Jump.' This new, 3D genre, where each button corresponded with an attacking limb and tapping 'Up' meant 'Sidestep' (pressing 'Up' still meant 'Jump'),… » 10/23/14 12:00pm 10/23/14 12:00pm

Pokkén Tournament Even Surprised Tekken's Producer

You Really Shouldn't Google "Pokken" Images Right Now

Pokkén! It's Pokémon meets Tekken, so hey, that's a clever title. Maybe. And you might be interested in the game, but whatever you do, don't google "Pokken." Seriously, don't. » 8/28/14 5:00am 8/28/14 5:00am

Where The World's Best Fighting Game Characters Come From

Thanks to a tradition that goes back as far as Street Fighter II, fighting game stories are usually presented as world tournaments. It's a convenient narrative device, as it allows the opportunity to display fighting styles from around the world to distinguish characters from one another. But which of these countries… » 8/27/14 4:45pm 8/27/14 4:45pm

Tekken 7 Is an Ending of Sorts

If you've played Tekken at all, you probably know that the core of the drama in the fighting game series' fiction is the intergenerational conflict of the Mishima clan. Jinpachi Heihachi, Kazuya and Jin all want to punch each other to oblivion. That beef will be coming to an end, according to Tekken series producer… » 7/25/14 7:00pm 7/25/14 7:00pm

Tekken 7 Announced Today, Eventually

According to an AOL posting of an IGN video that's not currently available on IGN proper, Namco Bandai just announced Tekken 7, powered by Unreal Engine 4 — only they haven't. At least, not yet. » 7/13/14 1:05pm 7/13/14 1:05pm

Your Guide To Evo 2014, The Year's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament

We're coming up on Evo, the biggest fighting game tournament in America. It will run Friday to Sunday from Las Vegas and be streamed online for the world to see. It'll be the biggest Evo yet. But maybe you aren't prepared—there are eight completely different games at this one event, after all, and what makes them… » 7/10/14 5:00pm 7/10/14 5:00pm

Tiger Mask Custom Action Figure For Sale

Custom action figure of Tiger Mask, a manga character that inspired Tekken's King. The figure is currently available at ebay, and the customizer is available for commissions. » 4/14/14 10:53pm 4/14/14 10:53pm

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Gets Added to EVO 2014 Line-Up

Whether you love or hate Namco's long-running Tekken series, you have to admit that it sure was weird not seeing its latest installment as part of the EVO 2014 line-up. But, Heihachi Mishima fans can rest easy now: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has just been announced as one of the titles that the world's best fighting game… » 4/04/14 2:12pm 4/04/14 2:12pm

Controllers? Pft. Watch This Guy Play Tekken With A Piano.

Sure, there are a lot of amazing fighting game players out there. But how many of them can kick ass and play the piano at the same time? » 1/30/14 6:30pm 1/30/14 6:30pm