Netflix and Bandai Namco have announced Tekken: Bloodline, an anime series based on the beat-em-up coming later this year.
It looks like this adaptation will be a retelling of the famous Kazama family story, here’s the synopsis. “Jin Kazama learned the family self-defense arts, Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts, from his mother at an early age. Even so, he was powerless when a monstrous evil suddenly appeared, destroying everything dear to him, changing his life forever. Angry at himself for being unable to stop it, Jin vowed revenge and sought absolute power to exact it. His quest will lead to the ultimate battle on a global stage — The King of Iron Fist Tournament.”
A suitably dramatic trailer sets our scene, ticking plenty of fan-favourite characters off the list. There’s the Kazama clan themselves, of course with Jun, Heihachi and protagonist Jin himself all prominently featured. We also spot series mainstays Ogre, Paul and King all popping up too, giving us plenty to cheer over. We even clock a brief appearance from relatively new characters like Tekken 7‘s Leroy Smith.
There’s no specific release date for Tekken: Bloodline just yet, but it comes hot on the heels of the announcement of another Netflix video game project. The live action Resident Evil series starring Lance Reddick as Wesker was announced last week as dropping on July 14.
In the meantime, you can check out the Tekken: Bloodline trailer for yourself down below, expect it on Netflix at some point later this year.