Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Tekken Hybrid for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 is a solid three-hit combination that offers an HD remake of Tekken Tag Tournament, a preview of the sequel, and the full-length CG movie Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D.
Tekken Tag Tournament HD is an overhaul of the Playstation 2 release. The title includes all prior modes – Arcade, Versus, Team Battle, Time Attack, Survival, Practice, Tekken Bowl, and Theater.
Control are solid and relay old-school Tekken mechanics that link looser combat to power hits.
The graphics engine is very clean in 1080p HD resolution across character builds and locations, with only simpler models that show age to entry.
The final game includes a 4-player pair-play mode for each player to control a player in each tag-team battle, though the title does not include online functionality.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue is a preview of the latest Tekken entry. The title includes access to four characters – Kazuya, Devil Jin, Xiaoyu, and Alisa.
The latest version previews a refined combat system with rigid and responsive combat. Battle locations include a waterfront plaza and an ice cathedral.
All character models and locations have received a graphics overhaul with intricately detailed fighters with hair strands and demonic body builds.
Finally, Tekken Blood Vengeance 3D is a full-length CG movie that plays fan service to franchise characters like Xiaoyu, Jin, Heihachi, Nina, and Kazuya. The movie inserts characters in over-the-top battles and humorous situations, including Xiaoyu riding Panda to school.
Tekken Hybrid is a solid three-hit combo that offers fans a complete fan package with the past, present, and future of the franchise at a value price.