Namco Chooses Endorphin For Tekken 5

A decade on from its original release, Tekken 5 is due to hit arcades before the end of the year and to debut on consoles in 2005. To help in development Namco have chosen endorphin to help produce its upcoming release.

Endorphin allows us to create realistic fight actions and reactions very quickly, helping us to build great content for Tekken 5,” comments Shinichiro Yoda, of Namco

Among other things, endorphin allows game developers to simulate towards desired endposes, thus creating seamless transitions between the resultant animation clips. Due to its real-time synthesis technology, NaturalMotion estimates that endorphin can cut animation costs by up to 80% for action-related titles.

We are proud that Namco has selected endorphin for such a high-profile title,” comments Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion, ” and we are delighted to see that they have already used it in the Tekken 5 trailer.”