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Inside Tekken 6’s New Campaign Mode

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by on Jun 22, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Ever since the early 90s, I’ve been hoping for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup-esque combination of fighting and beat’em ups (“You got Streets of Rage in my Street Fighter!”). A number of games have tried this formula (including Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero and God Hand), but at E3, something caught my eye. We were showing a number of trailers at the PlayStation booth, when I spied Jin Kazama wielding a chain gun. What?

Later on, I was able to chat on camera with Tekken 6 game director Katsuhiro Harada. He was happy to share details on this Scenario Campaign Mode’s length, character customization, and online play.

For more updates on Tekken 6, this is the guy you want to follow on Twitter. Bob, you should be following *us*.

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+ ssp_619 on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:



+ Delriach on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

Tekken 6 FTW?


+ crazypeng1 on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:08 pm said:

interesting, i hope it doesn’t get weighed down by the 360 release though…


+ Delriach on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

btw, good questions Jeff.


+ asop89 on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

Nice addition for the game, just read at IGN about the official release date,can’t wait for it.

Is the PSP version coming at the same date of the PS3 version or at a different date?

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:21 pm said:

    They\’re targeting this Fall. PS3 hits October 27, so looks like all in the same ballpark.


+ Alex_Assassin_08 on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:



+ trapper12 on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

Looks great. Hey Jeff,

Which fighter are you into mostly, Street Fighter or Tekken?

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

    I go through phases – I was early in college when Tekken 2 came out, and that\’s all I played for *years*. But I\’m really, really into SFIV. With BlazBlue, KOFXII, it\’s a good time to time to be a fighting game fan.


+ BlooodyCow on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

Tekken >>> Street Fighter


+ IronChefWong on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

Wow either you’re really tall Jeff, or that guys is pretty short. Or maybe a combination of both. You look like a giant!


+ StalkingSilence on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:24 pm said:

Tekken Tag Tournament with a multitap on PS2 got me through some boring Sundays at college way back.


+ SPARDA on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:25 pm said:

This new mode looks like fun.

Jeff, do you know if the PS3 version would be getting any extras (when compared to the 360’s)?

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:30 pm said:

    Nothing announced at this time.


+ SyphonFilter- on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:29 pm said:

Don’t care for that mode, I’m getting it for the regular fighting.


+ Cerberus_Hunter on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:32 pm said:

The extra mode thing whatever its called doesn’t look very interesting…seems like thrown in there at the very last minute.

I’ll wait for what reviewers have to say before buying.


+ SyphonFilter- on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

Jeff did you get an interview for Modern Warfare 2?


+ TakiFuGu on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

Street Fighter IV > Virtua Fighter > Tekken

I’m not really excited for Tekken.


+ Sponge-worthy on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:38 pm said:

Hey Jeff,

Did you try to sell Mr. Harada on a tag fighting mode? Given the size and scope of the character roster, it would be a sensible addition.


+ KazeEternal on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:39 pm said:

Didn’t know you played Tekken Jeff… Do you play Tekken 5 DRO? I’m always looking for opponents, I expect at least one match ^^.

I’m still iffy on BlazeBlue Probably just hold onto my money for Uncharted 2 and wait for Tekken 6.


+ tomsau on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:44 pm said:

hmm, i actually liked the extra modes in tekken 3
so i quite like this little edition :)
its not as if it’ll detract from the game if you don’t like it
there’s still masses of meat :O


+ Ackers11 on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:53 pm said:

did i just see law! im happy now.


+ spunnups on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:56 pm said:

I’m still not sold on this game. Like you said Jeff, Tekken 2 is still one of my favorite fighters of all time, but I don’t feel as if they are taking this game in the right direction.

The campaign is never very good and always feels tacked on. Guns in Tekken just don’t seem right and look very last gen as far as gameplay. These guys have a lot to prove IMO to get me to take a second look at this game at all. There’s just way too many other games I’d rather play in Fall 2009.


+ almighty-slayer on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

More fantastic interviews featuring the sexy man known as Jeff

Sorry :) Hahaha


+ bball230 on June 22nd, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

@ jeff
good interview! was the dev.. translating someone else? because i could have sworn i hear someone talking in Japanese? lol

Cant wait for this game.

PS: Jeff have u recently added a guy named ericsacct to your psn list?



+ Nynja on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

I’ve sorta lost interest in Tekken after playing VF5. The combat system feels deeper in VF… thought I would never say that.


+ IIIKAGEIII on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

do i need to say that this is day one.. or is that a given?

10 hours i hope that is because it is long and not because it is bloody hard like tekken 4


+ thegamer154 on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

Is there anyway you can ask the dev team of this game, that if you have both PSP and PS3 version, will there be any unlockables when you sync both of the games together? For example, if you have AC: Bloodlines (PSP) and sync it up with AC2 for PS3, then you get to unlock about 6 new weapons, addition to the 30 which already are in AC2 (total of 36 when synced with PSP game). I can’t wait to play this game and thanks a lot Jeff. That’s all for me.


+ AntDaGamer on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

Yes I wasn’t that interested in Tekken 6 until I noticed this mode in the E3 trailer. It looks like a worthy buy.


+ PlasmaGlory on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:12 pm said:

Is there local co-op too, or just online?


+ PirateThom on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:19 pm said:

I wish they’d bring ball mode and bowling back to Tekken.


+ roseofmayix on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:21 pm said:

Considering how crappy Devil Within was its hard to get excited about this new mode. =\

Since the trailer doesn’t say, I’m going to assume this is on teh 360 and ps3 versions of the game.


+ roseofmayix on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:22 pm said:

@28 Yes, Tekken Bowling. Everyone loved bowling. They should really start throwing it back in the games.


+ big-gunns on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:34 pm said:

Ahh good ol’ Tekken. I still remember when I first popped in Tekken for the original PlayStation. Tekken 6 looks interesting. This new campaign mode with online co-op makes it even more intriguing. Need to keep my eye on this one.


+ Jeigh on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

C’mon, Jeff! You saw the “1st” post yourself. Used to be that those were destroyed with extreme prejudice. It’s getting ridiculous.

I love the Streets of Rage-ness of this new mode, but I’m not entirely sure I’m sold on this. I certainly can’t stand fighting games and I’m betting that’s a fairly big part of the game. We’ll see how this plays out.


+ Jenovah on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

Any chance of this being a full Digital Download like Dark Resurrection was? Would love to have this on my HD.


+ ADR143 on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

love tekken series!

im excited on this one!


+ DTXSFC on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:52 pm said:

OMG!! Tekken 6 new campaign mode is the biggest mistake they ever made. I wouldn’t even compare it to Streets of Rage because it’s so crappy. I’ll pass on this one and stick to Tekken 5 & SFIV. Come on you seen other fighting games in the past go that route and screwed up as well so why would they put the mode in the game. Jeff I can’t believe you went through the torture of watching that exclusive accident. You live and learn.


+ EmperorKorea on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:54 pm said:

it’s about freakin time. it’s been 2 years since tekken 6 hit the arcades.


+ gamekoning on June 22nd, 2009 at 2:56 pm said:

jeff did you understand what that guy said? he whas speaking japanees right?

tekken 3 whas the best tekken!!! for the ps2 or ps1 i forgot oow nvm

this campaign mode inst new i think because in other tekkens u had to do campaign mode to unluck other fighters right??

wohooo tekken 6 i whas checking some news for it for a long time the website is cool


+ Incubuster on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:00 pm said:

Errr this doesn’t looks too hot, I didn’t see anything that made me want to think this isn’t Dynasty Warriors. Bleh.


+ JTrocks9 on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:09 pm said:

The new mode looks awesome. Chainguns FTW.
Although this game would look better if it had a special guest character similar to how we have Kratos appearing in SoulCalibur Broken Destiny.

Maybe Cole McGrath from inFAMOUS, perhaps?


+ jBat17 on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:18 pm said:

that looks boring.. i already played this crappy, repetitive, mindless beat up em before. it was called tekken force back in the day and it was not even fun

character customization gets old fast — just like in SC4

namco should focus their resources in making sure that online is not as laggy as T5DR and SC4


+ Tommy-Cronin on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:18 pm said:

Jeff you should of seen him at the end of the video, its like he was restraining himself to say “Also on Xbox”, like he was ashamed to say it. lol


+ Andrefpvs on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:18 pm said:


I see what you did there, I really did ;)


+ Berae on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:27 pm said:

I never liked this serie, its too slow but its awesome for tekken fans


+ Phoenix2088 on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

There’s a Panasonic TV in the background! Where the Sony?!


+ Tommy-Cronin on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:42 pm said:


Good one, lol


+ WU-Tang4Ever on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:46 pm said:

quick question, is the co-op campaign mode playable offline with two players or is it purely online?


+ Wild_Man_X on June 22nd, 2009 at 4:05 pm said:



+ triple_lei on June 22nd, 2009 at 4:10 pm said:

I gotta get me one of those high-end PS3 joysticks… Hori stick moddable and all that…


+ JuanDHexen on June 22nd, 2009 at 4:15 pm said:

I see no need in getting this since I already have Tekken 5 so why bother getting Tekken 5 HD.Don’t these guys know how to evolve a game(like SF4)this looks very outdated.


+ sNsKid on June 22nd, 2009 at 4:16 pm said:

I think the co-op campaign mode is only playable online. It’s not like 2 people can be signed in at once on a single console.

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