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Tekken Promises to be Best Game Translation Ever

— Posted by Rodney


Former 80s boy bander turned actor Luke Goss can be seen as Prince Nuada in this summer’s Hellboy 2, but most gamers are anticipating seeing him in next year’s Tekken. Recently Goss was talking about how the fans will be happy with the film.

MTV says:

Luke Goss boasted to MTV News, saying that the story’s fidelity to its source will shock most hardcore fans.

One thing it won’t share in common with the game, of course, is Goss himself – or rather, Goss’s character, Steve Fox. Yes, the character makes several appearances in the games, but as a much younger man (one of the coolest actually, a fighter who doesn’t kick.) How do they update him here?

“I play him 15 years after his kind of champion days. He’s in the underbelly at that time of the Tekken environment,” Goss said. “He’s trying to find a protégé to go and kick some Tekken butt and he just might do it.”

I find it interesting that Goss talks about how faithful the movie will be to the game, but then they had to make some serious changes to Steve Fox to facilitate Goss playing him. So the storyline wont be the same as the game? I am confused.

One thing that will be easy for them to do is the martial arts. Tekken was always praised for using “real moves” and remaining faithful to the techniques and styles that each of the competitors. This is the part that they are paying all their attention to. Making the characters look and feel exactly like they do in the game.

Some consessions for storyline are made, but honestly, Its a fighter game and we will watch it to see the fighting.

And they promise the fighting will be top knotch.

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8 thoughts on “Tekken Promises to be Best Game Translation Ever

  1. The film is not going to be any good but it could have start from the beginning but if the film would have techno music in the film,I don’t know.
    If Virtua Fighter series comes alive into a Hollywood movie the story won’t follow up to the game but it will be based around Virtua Fighter 5 timeline.
    Tekken could be like The Avenging Fist,but it’s set in the future.
    Thank you.
    BRUCE ACOSTA

  2. The main story i guess would mean Heihachi and his family and all that devil business. this has as good a chance as any for being the video game film that is good.

  3. Rodney, nobody has seen the Tekken film. Not even Luke Goss. Goss is saying what he is saying because he hopes his work pays off and the end product will be good. Most actors do this sort of thing.

    What SDN and others refer to is the “track record” of most video game to movie translations. When a film adap of a video game says “to please the brain channged fans, we will stick per vatim to the game” it is cause for alarm, because the better adaptations in quality thus far are those that only nod to those game storylines, but go their own path. Not the other way around, BigSam So when Goss says his character is slightly altered, and the storyline may not be the one they expect, it is a slight glimmer of hope.

    I played the coin op in all the incarnations, and I’m not so much interested in Goss as Fox, but rather how the Jacks will look, who plays the Williams sisters, and who wears the King getup.

    As it stands at this point? I have little interest in the film itself.

  4. So you have seen Dragonball? (not Z btw)

    Just wondering how you know already that its terrible. Last I heard, they hadn’t finished making it.

  5. Im not holding my breath on this film. Its true the games sucked for me personally but i feel it will turn out to be as terrible or less terrible than the DBZ movie.

  6. Saying it’s the best game translation ever is also like saying it’s the best smelling shit. In the end, it’s still a piece of shit.

  7. OK SO I CAN TELL YOU THIS FROM people who i know in martial arts that are in this movie…well ok so i dont know thme personally..i have met them both and shared talk but any ways pretty much my friends hang out with the but cung le and the guy who is playing eddie gordo…..both are plain awesome im choreographing stunts and cung le is the man here in san jose…the movie will make a lot of money just cause the san jose vietnamese community will buy all the tickests haaha there is mad support here for this movie.

    but i got to be honest i have played the first 3 hardcore and really its not like the story is anything specia…..and from what i have seen from the movie so far …they are not even close to keeping with the original story ….OGRE!

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