ByMarcus O'Shea, writer at
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Fighting game storylines can get pretty complicated. It seems by the third or fourth installment there's more clones, evil twins and heel turns than a Spanish language soap opera. Half the time it feels like you need someone to explain the ending to the latest game in the series, or some kind of encyclopedia to keep you on track. Thankfully some developers understand this particular predicament.

Bandai Namco Have Released A Hilarious 8-Bit Recap Of The Tekken Story

Can't argue with that [Credit: Bandai Namco]
Can't argue with that [Credit: Bandai Namco]

For those of you having trouble keeping track of the vast world of the series, with its robot ninjas, martial arts bears and whatever the hell Mokujin is meant to be, Bandai Namco have put together a little guide to the main story so far.

Most companies might put together some dry recap of events, maybe with a few illustrations and some text thrown in. Bandai Namco however, have taken things a few steps further, producing a hilarious 8-bit video recap of the series story. So far part 1 is out, covering the story of 1994's Tekken 1, as well as Tekken 2 and Tekken 3.

The charmingly retro-styled video was created in partnership with Dutton Films. It sums up the story of the Mishima clan, the super powered major players of the Tekken franchise with a habit of throwing each other off high surfaces. It's a delightfully self-aware take on the franchise's absurd story, especially in regards to the somewhat lackluster parenting of the Mishima men.

The trailer (and part 2, which should be out soon) are a great way to prime yourself for , which will be the first new title in the series in six years, since 2011's Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Tekken 7 releases on June 2, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

What's the most absurd fighting game storyline in your opinion? Let us know in the comments!


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