|Publisher: Namco Bandai|
|Producer: Katsuhiro Harada|
|Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable|
Playstation 3 & Xbox 360
|Mode: Single-player, Multiplayer, Online|
|Arcade System: Namco System 357|
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (鉄拳6 BLOODLINE REBELLION? lit. Iron Fist 6: Bloodline Rebellion) is an updated version of Tekken 6. It was officially announced on August 28th, 2008. The game was released on Arcades in December 2008, October 2009 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and December 2009 for PlayStation Portable (PSP). The official trailer was shown at the AM Show on September 18th, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. It is similar to the Dark Resurrection upgrade for Tekken 5.
Following his victory in the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Jin Kazama, the new King of Iron Fist, has taken charge of the Mishima Zaibatsu and now appears to possess tyrannical ambitions. Using his resources within the organization to become a global superpower, he severs the Mishima Zaibatsu's national ties and openly declares war against all nations. This action plunges the world into an extremely chaotic spiral, with a huge-scale civil war erupting around the globe and even amidst the space colonies orbiting the planet. His biological father, Kazuya Mishima, is aware of this and finds Jin's interference in his own plans for global domination to be a nuisance. Now in charge of G Corporation, having usurped the company following its previous leaders' failure to use and then dispose of him, Kazuya is seen as the only force who could oppose Jin and places a bounty on Jin's head for anyone who can capture him. Jin's response is to announce The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 in order to battle Kazuya and crush G Corporation.
Meanwhile, among the ranks of the Tekken Force, a young soldier named Lars Alexandersson has begun a rebellion to slowly dismantle the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation in order to put an end to the war. During an operation, Lars stumbles across a sleeping female cyborg, identifying her as Alisa Bosconovitch, and G Corporation forces attack, starting a fight and causing an explosion that kills almost everyone present at the scene and leaves Lars with amnesia. Lars escapes with Alisa and the two begin a journey to discover their origins, meeting and fighting several previous Tekken characters. Jin, along with his top subordinates, Nina and Eddy, learns this and issues a manhunt for Lars.
During the journey, Lars reunites with his lieutenant, Tougou, and the two keep in touch. Gradually, Lars begins to recover from his amnesia and remembers that he is the illegitimate son of Heihachi Mishima, now living in solitude but still plotting to retake the Zaibatsu from Jin. Lars locates and confronts Heihachi, prepared to kill him, but relents at the last minute and leaves, turning down Heihachi's proposal that they work together to defeat Jin. Lars eventually comes into contact with Lee Chaolan, who serves as an aid and contact for Lars after he rescues Lee's friend, Julia Chang, from a G Corporation facility. At the same time, Kazuya hears of Lars' exploits and sends his men to kill him.
Lars and Alisa's journey eventually leads them to G Corporation, where they are confronted by a squadron of armed soldiers. Tougou and his men arrive to provide back-up for Lars while Lars and Alisa confront and defeat both Anna and Kazuya. Lars and Alisa manage to escape, but Tougou is killed in battle, and Lars vows to avenge him. They then hijack a Zaibatsu subway train to get to the Mishima Zaibatsu's Central Tower, although they are ambushed along the way by Nina and a squadron of Tekken Forces. Despite the odds, Lars defeats the soldiers and kicks Nina off the train.
Lars and Alisa reach the tower and confront Jin, aided by Nina who survived the fall. In a plot twist, Jin reboots Alisa's memory bank and sets her on Lars, revealing that she was built the whole time to protect him and that he has been using her to monitor Lars' actions, although the G Corporation attack was not part of Jin's plan. Lars fights and manages to defeat Alisa, who flees the scene. Raven suddenly arrives, having been tailing Lars and Alisa throughout their journey, and offers help, as he saw Jin heading for the desert, Lars accepts.
Lars and Raven locate an abandoned temple in the middle of the desert, said to be the home of the demon known as Azazel, or the Rectifier. Inside the temple, Lars and Raven find and confront Kazuya once again. Kazuya learns, much to his disgust, that Lars is his half-brother. After the fight, Kazuya leaves the temple with Anna. Lars and Raven reach the heart of the temple and locate Azazel. During the fight, Azazel tells Lars that he is merely a creation of man and that it is time for him to destroy humanity to make them atone for their sins, but as he is too injured to continue fighting, Azazel apparently self-destructs. Lars and Raven flee the temple as it collapses.
Once outside, they are confronted by Jin once again, who sets Alisa on them. Lars and Raven defeat Alisa, who reverts to her old self and shares a brief, tearful reunion with Lars before expiring. Jin insults Alisa, enraging Lars and starting another fight.
It is then that Jin finally reveals his true intentions: having known about Azazel for a long time since Zafina's story, Jin knew that the only way to get rid of his accursed Devil blood curse in him (which is stated that he is still in half-control of it) by awakening Azazel was to fill the world with negative emotions, and the best way was to start a war. Jin also tells Lars that Azazel is not yet dead, and can only be destroyed by someone who carries the Devil Gene.
Suddenly, Azazel erupts from the rubble, now much stronger, but Jin powers himself up with the Devil Gene, approaches Azazel, immune to his attacks, and punches his fist straight through the beast's chest, sending the both of them plummeting to their apparent deaths. Nina appears and contemplates Jin's selfless act and leaves.
Lars and Raven take Alisa's body to Lee, who promises to repair her as soon as possible. Lars bids farewell to Raven before he leaves, who gives Lars his Rebel badge after the revived Tougou gave it to him. Lars then receives a call offering him a new mission. The phone conversation is left a mystery to the player.
In a post-credits scene, Raven and his colleagues have found Jin's half-buried body in the desert. The Devil Gene tattoo is still visible on Jin's arm, indicating that Azazel's demise not freed him of the Devil Gene. The next morning, Alisa is successfully revived in the Violet System Lab.
Tekken 6 features bigger stages with more interactivity than its predecessors, such as walls or floors that can be broken to reveal new fighting areas. The character customization feature has been enhanced, and certain items have implications in some aspects of gameplay.
A new "rage" system has been added, giving characters more damage per hit when their vitality is below a certain point. Once activated, a reddish energy aura appears around the character, and their health bar starts to flicker in red. The rage aura can be customized with different colors and effects to appear like fire, electricity, ice, among others. Aim for a one-shot reversal with the new system, "Rage Mode". Another gameplay feature added is the "bound" system. Every character has several moves that, when used on an opponent that is currently midair in a juggle combo, will cause the opponent to be smashed hard into the ground, bouncing them off the floor in a stunned state and leaving them vulnerable to another combo or additional attack. As of the Bloodline Rebellion update, successfully parrying a low attack will also put a character into a bound state.
The console versions (except the PSP version) also include an extra mode entitled "Scenario Campaign" which bears similarities with the "Tekken Force" and "Devil Within" modes from previous installments. In this mode, the player can move freely in an environment similar to that of a third-person role-playing game. Players can also pick up weapons such as poles and gatling guns, along with lootable items, money, and power-ups which can be found inside crates that are scattered all throughout the playing environment. Players can move freely between fights, but when a group of enemies are encountered, the gameplay switches to the traditional, two-dimensional Tekken style. This mode originally only had single player offline. Namco released a patch on January 18, 2010, that allows online Co-op mode for Scenario Campaign.
Both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game include an online versus multiplayer mode over PlayStation Network and Xbox Live respectively. It includes Ranked Matches mode, where the player can promote their character to a higher ranking, and Player Matches mode, where the player's fights aren't ranked and they can invite friends to have matches with them.
|Returning characters||First appearance|
|Armor King II||Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection|
|Asuka Kazama||Tekken 5|
|Baek Doo San||Tekken 2|
|Bob Richards||Tekken 6|
|Bruce Irvin||Tekken 2|
|Bryan Fury||Tekken 3|
|Craig Marduk||Tekken 4|
|Christie Monteiro||Tekken 4|
|Devil Jin||Tekken 5|
|Eddy Gordo||Tekken 3|
|Feng Wei||Tekken 5|
|Jin Kazama||Tekken 3|
|Julia Chang||Tekken 3|
|King II||Tekken 3|
|Kuma II||Tekken 3|
|Lei Wulong||Tekken 2|
|Leo Kliesen||Tekken 6|
|Lili de Rochefort||Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection|
|Ling Xiaoyu||Tekken 3|
|Miguel Caballero Rojo||Tekken 6|
|Panda (acts as a costume swap of Kuma)||Tekken 3|
|Roger Jr.||Tekken 5|
|Sergei Dragunov||Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection|
|Steve Fox||Tekken 4|
|Azazel (unplayable, final boss)|
|NANCY-MI847J (unplayable, bonus boss)|
|Anger of the Earth|
|Azazel's Temple (story only, console version)|
|Azazel's Chamber (final boss stage)|
|Central Tower (NANCY-MI847J's bonus stage)|
|City After Dark|
|Fiesta Del Tomate|
|Gargoyle's Perch (Jin's sub-boss stage)|
|High Roller's Club|
|Urban War Zone|
PlayStation Portable version
Although the characters and their move lists remain the same as in the console version, there are some features missing in this game. Also, there are secret stages available only by cheat codes such as Gym, Temple and Hidden Retreat 2.
Scenario Campaign mode has been completely removed from the PSP version. It cannot also be played normally with the use of cheat codes. The Customization items for each character have been reduced to having less items and other options. Achievements and Trophies have been removed. Special outfits, like Anna's Zebra Suit, have been removed completely. The player can't select or buy it like in Tekken 5 or Dark Resurrection. The Motion Blur is no longer an option for display.
- The Azazel's Chamber and Gargoyle's Perch stages are not playable outside Arcade, Story, Time Attack, and Survival mode. The reason for this remains unexplained.
- The customization menu is not in a stage, but in a plain blue background with no floor like in the PSP version of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection.
- There is no useful information displayed during the loading screen.
- There is no stage music during the intro and win pose before and after the battle in the PSP Version.
- There are no "Glasses", "Upper Body Inner/Outer", "Arms", and "Back" customization slots in PSP.
- When the player selects a character, instead of doing his/her pose and showing his/her customization, the CG art of that character will be displayed, although in a very bad resolution.
- There is no Stage Select like in the previous PSP Tekken game.
- In Ad hoc, the player can only select 3 stages; unlike in the PSP version of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection has.
- Unlike Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, in this game, the player cannot download any ghost data.
- The records are now displayed in only one resumed monotone table and there is no rankings or character usage statistics.
- In practice mode, there is no scroll option when the player holds a specific command and the sample combos are not with the corresponding notations.
- There is no command training and the VS CPU and Defensive training are both in the same menu with Freestyle.
- There's no day-to-night transitions in the Temple Grounds stage.
- There's no crashed truck in the Rustic Asia stage.
- There's no Zombie-like creature in the Cemetery stage.
- The thunderbolt in the Cemetery stage wasn't too violent like in the Xbox/PS3 version.
- It's impossible to trigger the Cemetery stage glitch.
- This game uses the arcade version BGM for the Electric Fountain and Fallen Colony stage.
- The fighters won't make any footsteps in the Manji Valley stage.
- There is no background music in Theater mode and the Prologues/Epilogues cannot be bought.
- There are no replays after a battle has concluded.
- Since the Scenario Campaign mode has been removed, the 2 new characters Lars and Alisa are now playable in Arena mode and have their own official endings, which are actually Scenario Campaign cut-scenes.
- Customized characters are unusable in Arena mode.
- The player name is now changeable without signing in to PlayStation Network.
- The Arena mode was renamed to Story Battle.
- Customization items and auras cannot be stacked.
- Ki and Auras are more cheaper than the PS3 or Xbox version.
- Kazuya's customization item, "Powered Fist" was removed.
- There are no 3P outfits.
- The "Get Ready For The Next Battle!" loading screen is faster than the Xbox/PS3 version.
- The player can improve each fighter's rank to "Tekken God" via ghost battle or arcade battle.
- Has different customization, story battle character select, Staff Roll A, and ad hoc menu themes.
- The Gold Rush mode has returned, but now it is in the High Rollers Club stage and there's a bonus for attack variation which is the use of different attacks during the time of Gold Rush.
- There's a special Practice stage very similar to the stage of the previous game with the difference being that now the colors of the stage are Black/Gray/Brown instead of Black/Blue.
- Item moves remain the same for every character.
- The menus, command lists, and credits have been redesigned.
- Effect colors are available, and comic effects are available from the start.
Limited Edition Bundles
There is also a limited edition for both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The bundle includes the Tekken 6 game, limited edition wireless fight stick crafted by Hori (a black one for the Playstation 3 and a white one for the Xbox 360) and collectible Art book. Gamestop will offer an additional bonus to the bundle. It includes the Samurai Pack Downloadable Content featuring an official Cardboard Tube Samurai outfit designed by Penny Arcade exclusively for Yoshimitsu along with limited edition Samurai Battle Banners which can be customized on all 40 fighters, and a Tekken Calendar featuring the characters from the game.