Tekken 5 Hitting PAL Shores Summer 05

After the completion of The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, a fierce battle between father and son unfolded at Mishima Zaibatsu headquarters. Jin emerges as the victor in this battle and continues to defeat Heihachi, his grandfather – but spares both Kazuya and Heihachi’s lives in honour of his mother who loved peace. Soon after Jin’s departure, a swarm of Jacks arrive at Honmaru and begin to attack Heihachi and Kazuya – and in order to escape, Kazuya thrusts Heihachi into the swarm of Jacks. A great explosion destroys Honmaru, and a man watching from afar reports, “Heihachi Mishima is dead.” While many presume the death of Heihachi Mishima will end the reign of Mishima Zaibatsu, an announcement is made for the fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament, with an unknown replacement to Heihachi leading the organization. The fight begins once again.

Yes, we all know Tekken is back for another round but today Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Namco Ltd announced that the long awaited fighting title, Tekken 5, is scheduled to release across the PAL territories in summer 2005 exclusively for the PlayStation.

Namco Ltd are confident that the title continues the quality that Tekken fans have come to expect “Tekken 5 will propel gamers of all ages to the next level in the fighting genre,” said Hideo Yanagihara, Director of Namco Ltd. “With the completely new fighting engine, customizable characters and interactive environments, no fighting game fan will want to be without it.”