Namco Bandai dropped a bombshell on our mailbox today, by announcing TEKKEN Hybrid — a combo pack consisting of the new CG movie, TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D, and an HD remake of the PlayStation 2 classic, TEKKEN Tag Tournament.
Before I drop the hyper-verbose press release on you, here are the pertinent facts:
On July 26 2011, TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D will be shown — for one night only — in 375 theaters across North America. This is ahead of the actual home entertainment release, which will happen some time in November. When this movie does hit stores, however, it will be alongside TEKKEN Tag Tournament HD in the TEKKEN Hybrid bundle, and will be exclusive to PS3.
But what exactly is this TEKKEN Blood Vengeance movie? I’ll let the press release explain it:
Set in the rich Tekken universe, *TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D* follows Xiaoyu Ling, seasoned martial artist and high school student, tasked by the G Corporation to infiltrate an international school in Kyoto to gather information on the mysterious student Shin Kamiya. Before she can make any progress in the investigation, Shin is kidnapped by an unknown assailant.
Digging deeper into Shin’s background in an attempt to rescue him, Xiaoyu learns about the frightening underbelly of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima…and the late Heihachi Mishima’s conspiracy that’s stained with blood.
Created in full CG, *TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D* 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*) and the score composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto (*Ogre Battle*, *Final Fantasy Tactics*, and *Tekken 6*). Directing the project will be Youichi Mouri, who directed the opening movies for both *Tekken*® *5* and *Tekken*® *6: Bloodline Rebellion.
As for the gaming side of this equation, TEKKEN Tag Tournament HD is what the press release touts as a “full HD version.” Though no actual resolutions and frame rates were disclosed, I take “full HD” to mean 1080p and 60fps.
The press release didn’t just give us a few measly words, though. It also gave us screenshots. Take a look and tell us what you think:
TEKKEN Tag Tournament HD will arrive November 2011 in the TEKKEN Hybrid pack, exclusive to PS3.
Stay tuned to Game Rant for more news and updates as E3 2011 continues through the week.