Tekken 2 is the second installment in the popular Tekken fighting game series. The game was first released in arcades in 1995, and later released for the PlayStation in 1996. It was again released in 2005 as part of the Arcade History mode of Tekken 5 for the PlayStation 2, and later in 2007 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Network.
The gameplay in Tekken 2 is much like its predecessor, with a few additions. It continues to use 2D backgrounds in its stages, features an infinite playing field, and uses a fighting system that utilizes four buttons: left punch, right punch, left kick, and right kick. Distinct additions included attack reversals for some characters, back throws, chain-throws, sidestepping, and tackles also were modified to inflict damage when running from a greater distance.
A worldwide martial arts tournament was nearing its finale. A large purse of prize money which was to be awarded to the fighter who could defeat Heihachi Mishima in the final round provided incentive for warriors from all over the globe.
Financed and sponsored by the giant financial group, the Mishima Zaibatsu, the first Tekken tournament began with eight fighters, all of whom had emerged victorious from various matches held all over the world, all brought together by different motives, all possessing the skill and power to crumble mountains.
Many battles were fought. But only one lone warrior emerged with the right to challenge Heihachi Mishima for the of "King of Iron Fist" title. This warrior was Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi's cold-blooded son. Bearing the scar given to him by Heihachi, he enters into vicious combat with his father on the same field where Heihachi last struck down his own son and dropped him into a trench at age five.
After a grueling battle which raged on for hours, Kazuya emerged victorious by utilizing the power granted to him by the supernatural entity known as Devil.
As Heihachi's broken body lay on the ground, Kazuya dropped to his knee and lifted his father into his arms. Kazuya walked slowly to the edge of the same cliff from where his father had thrown him from, as a child. He stared out over the landscape, and let go of his father's body. As Heihachi's body plummeted, Kazuya's smile gleamed in the sunlight.
Two years have passed. The Mishima Zaibatsu under Kazuya's leadership has become even more powerful with its tendrils reaching to all corners of the world. Soon after his father's apparent death, Kazuya disappears into the shadows. However, rumors of his immense power, and a dark side, slowly begin to spread throughout the world.
Two years after the end of the first Tekken, a message is relayed from the Mishima Zaibatsu fortress to news agencies all over the world announcing a second tournament with a prize a thousand times that of the first.
Like his son before him, Heihachi survived his fall into the ravine thanks to his supernatural endurance. He retreated to the hills to meditate in order to rekindle and enhance his fighting ability. He enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2 to reclaim his conglomerate and dispose of Kazuya once and for all. The roles of primary protagonist and antagonist from the first game (Kazuya and Heihachi respectively) were reversed for Tekken 2, with Kazuya being the selected character's ultimate opponent (with the exception of Kazuya himself). Like the first Tekken game, there is a canonical ending, which is Heihachi's ending. Heihachi flies in a helicopter with an unconscious Kazuya, towards a volcano. Heihachi tosses Kazuya in the volcano and flees as it erupts (this ending would be correct, as the PS2's intro to Tekken 4 shows Heihachi drops Kazuya into a volcano).
Returning Characters Edit
- Heihachi Mishima
- King I
- Marshall Law
- Michelle Chang
- Nina Williams
- Paul Phoenix
- Anna Williams (unlockable)
- Armor King I (unlockable)
- Devil (unlockable)
- Ganryu (unlockable)
- Kazuya Mishima (unlockable)
- Kuma I (unlockable)
- Kunimitsu (unlockable)
- Lee Chaolan (unlockable)
- Prototype Jack (unlockable)
- Wang Jinrei (unlockable)
New characters Edit
- Jun Kazama
- Lei Wulong
- Alex (unlockable, acts as a costume swap of Roger)
- Angel (unlockable, acts as a costume swap of Devil)
- Baek Doo San (unlockable)
- Bruce Irvin (unlockable)
- Roger (unlockable)
- Jun Kazama - Morning Fields, England
- Yoshimitsu - Serene Forest, Japan
- Nina Williams - Athens, Greece
- Marshall Law - The Great Wall, China
- Heihachi Mishima - Pagoda Temple, Japan
- Paul Phoenix - New York City, USA
- Jack-2 - Akibahara, Russia
- King I - Church Sanctuary, Mexico
- Michelle Chang - Arizona Desert, USA
- Lei Wulong - Hong Kong Rooftop, Hong Kong
- Wang Jinrei - Szechwan Fields, China
- Kunimitsu - Cambodian Wetlands, Cambodia
- Anna Williams - Taj Mahal, India
- Baek Doo San - Korean Temple, South Korea
- Lee Chaolan - Launch Pad, USA
- Kuma I/Alex - Hills, unknown
- Prototype Jack - London Ruins, England
- Armor King I - Nowhere Desert, USA
- Ganryu - Kyoto at Sunset, Japan
- Bruce Irvin - Grand Canyon, USA
- Kazuya Mishima - Eternal Darkness
- Devil/Angel - Mirror Darkness
- Roger - Beach, Fiji
|Series · Characters · Stages|
|Main series||Tekken · Tekken 2 · Tekken 3 · Tekken 4 · Tekken 5 (DR) · Tekken 6 (BR)|
|Tag series||Tekken Tag Tournament · Tekken Tag Tournament 2|
|X series||Namco X Capcom · Street Fighter X Tekken · Tekken X Street Fighter|
|Other games||Tekken Card Challenge · Tekken Advance · Death by Degrees · Tekken Hybrid · Tekken 3D: Prime Edition|
|Crossovers||Pac-Man Fever · Point Blank 3 · Smash Court Tennis · Smash Court Tennis 2 · Urban Reign|
|Films||Tekken: The Motion Picture · Tekken (live action) · Tekken: Blood Vengeance|
|Comics||Tekken (ASPECT Comics) · Tekken 2: Mishima Family Values · Tekken 3 (Comic) · Tekken Forever · Tekken Saga · Tekken: Tatakai no Kanatani · Online Tekken Comic|