Namco Bandai have unveiled that they are to release a full-length computer generated Tekken movie, sporting the ability to be viewed in stereoscopic 3D.
Katsuhiro Harada, Game Director and Chief Producer for the Tekken series, explained to the audience at Namco Bandai’s Level Up event, currently under way in Dubai, that the movie is to launch this Summer in theatres.
“It’s the first time in our history we’ve been involved in making a Tekken movie – a full length CG animated movie,” Harada commented. “There was a Hollywood Tekken movie, but please forget about that. We’ve always heard from fans that they want us to make some kind of animation that uses the hi-res 3D models from the game.”
Namco Bandai have enlisted animation company Digital Frontier, who previously created the Tekken 6 and Tekken 5 opening cinematics, as well as two feature movies: Appleseed and Resident Evil: Degenration. Yoshinari Mizushima, head of the art and graphics department at Namco Bandai is also involved in the project.
To be titled Tekken Blood Vengeance, the script has been penned by Dai Sato, whose credits include Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell, with Lorelei and Evangelion’s Shinji Higuchi responsible for storyboard work. “As you can see we have the best of the best involved in this CG movie,” Mizushima said.
Following its theatrical release, the film is then set to release on DVD and Blu-ray at retail.
You can catch the debut trailer for the movie below: