When does Tekken’s highly anticipated animated adaptation release?
Tekken: Bloodline was announced on March 19th, receiving immediate attention as the next big video game adaptation to hit Netflix. An animated series set in the Tekken universe, Tekken: Bloodline looks to retell some of the most iconic stories of the Tekken franchise. But when does Tekken: Bloodline release?
Tekken: Bloodline was expected to release on June 10th as part of Netflix's Geeked Week 2022. The show's debut was hinted at on May 26th as part of a release about Netflix's geeky event. However, ultimately the show didn't debut, and instead we were treated to a preview of the show hosted by Tekken director and producer, Katsuhiro Harada.
The show was previewed along side new information about Dota: Dragon's Blood Book 3, a new Arcane trailer, and Sonic Prime's debut trailer.
Then in a trailer released on July 19th, it was confirmed that Tekken: Bloodline would release on August 18th, 2022.
What will Tekken: Bloodline be about?
From the trailer alone, we work out that Tekken: Bloodline will focus on the story of Jin Kazama. Jin is the son of Jun Kazama, who appears in the trailer, and Kazuya Mishima, who does not.
Tekken 3's Story
In Tekken 3, Jin is separated from his mother who is seemingly killed by Ogre. Ogre is a monster who is seeking to destroy the Mishima bloodline. Jin is unknowingly a part of the Mishima bloodline. After learning that his father is Kazuya Mishima, he seeks out Heihachi Mishima, his grandfather, who trains him in the Mishima style of Martial Arts.
However, this is a ruse by Heihachi. Jin’s grandfather wanted to use Jin to defeat Ogre, removing the threat to him and the Mishima bloodline. After killing Ogre, Heihachi betrays Jin and attempts to kill him. However, this only serves to bring out the true power of the Mishima bloodline—the devil gene. An enraged Jin attacks and attempts to kill Heihachi. But memories of his mother cause him to spare Heihachi, disappearing into the night.
It’s thought that the animated series will be a much more in-depth telling of this story. But until the release there’s no solid answer either way!