Catch up on Tekken lore with these 8-bit videos


The King of the Iron Fist tournament has been kicking around for nearly 23 years now and the world of Tekken is shaken up every time it rolls around. If you’re anything like me, you are a total lore freak; even when it comes to fighting games. You need to know why the guy with the sword is mad at the guy with the spiky hair; it’s clearly a life or death dispute! Well, good news for you is that the people over at Bandai Namco addressed this issue with their newest release, Tekken 7 Fated Retribution. With a pair of quick, tongue-in-cheek videos, you can catch up on the complex tales of Heihachi, Kazuya, and Jin.

Catch the events of Tekken 1 3 here:


Finish up with the events of Tekken 4 – 6 here:


As a fan of the Tekken series, I absolutely loved these videos. Not only  do they cover all of the need to know information, they added an element of humor that rally clicked with me. When Jun told Kazuya she was pregnant and he just fired back with “Gotta Go” I audibly chortled. It should go without saying these aren’t the perfect way to get the entirety of the story; for that you’d have to actually play the games or spend hours on a fan wiki. However, much the same as TeamFourStar and their take on DragonBall Z, These videos are a fun way to catch up on some fairly intricate lore.

Tekken recap

Tekken 7 Fated Retribution is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.