Tekken is an arcade fighting game franchise created and developed by Namco. Beginning with the original Tekken arcade game released in 1994, the series has received several sequels, as well as various home conversions and spin-off titles released for consoles. The story in each game in the main series documents the events of the fictional martial arts tournament, The King of Iron Fist Tournament, which is hosted by the Mishima Zaibatsu Corporation. The prize is typically control of the company, which then allows the winner to host the following tournament.
The following two sequels, Tekken 4 and Tekken 5, would also be ported to the PlayStation 2 in 2002 and 2004, respectively, following their release in arcades. A PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 version of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection retitled Tekken: Dark Resurrection, was released in Japan and the United States in summer 2006. The European version was released on September 15, 2006. An online version of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection was also released for the during 2007 for the PlayStation Network. Tekken 6 was originally released for arcades in 2007, while an updated version under the name of Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion followed it in 2008. In the following year, the update was released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360 as Tekken 6. Tekken Tag Tournament 2, the sequel of Tekken Tag Tournament was released on September 14, 2011 in Japanese arcades.
Namco and Capcom also are working on Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter, crossover games of the Tekken and Street Fighter franchises. The former game is being developed by Capcom and will include 2D gameplay mechanics as seen in Street Fighter IV, whereas the latter game will be developed by Namco and will include the gameplay mechanics from Tekken 6.