Tekken 3

Tekken 3
Arcade flyer
Director(s)Masamichi Abe
Yutaka Kounoe
Producer(s)Hajime Nakatani
Designer(s)Masahiro Kimoto
Katsuhiro Harada
Programmer(s)Masanori Yashinari Mizushima
Composer(s)Nobuyoshi Sano
Keiichi Okabe
Yuu Miyake
Minamo Takahashi
Hiroyuki Kawada
Platform(s)Arcade, PlayStation
20 March 1997
  • JP: 26 March 1998
  • NA: 29 April 1998[1]
  • EU: 12 September 1998[2]
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
Arcade systemNamco System 12
DisplayRaster, 368 x 480 pixels (horizontal orientation)

Tekken 3 (Japanese: 鉄拳3) is a fighting game, the third installment in the Tekken series. It was released in arcades in March 1997, and for the PlayStation in 1998. The original arcade version of the game was released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 as part of Tekken 5's Arcade History mode.

Tekken 3 was the first game released on Namco System 12 hardware[3] (the original two Tekken games used System 11). The game features a largely new cast of characters, including the debut of several now-staple characters such as Jin Kazama, Ling Xiaoyu, Bryan Fury and Hwoarang, with a total of twenty-three characters. The home version included a new beat'em up mode called Tekken Force, as well as the bonus Tekken Ball mode.

Tekken 3 is considered one of the greatest games of all time. With 8.3 million copies sold worldwide, Tekken 3 is the second best selling fighting game of all time[4] and the fourth best-selling PlayStation game. A non-canonical sequel was released in 1999 and 2000 in arcades and on the PlayStation 2 respectively, titled Tekken Tag Tournament. It was followed by the canonical sequel Tekken 4 in arcades and on the PlayStation 2 in 2001 and 2002, respectively. The game was re-released on December 3, 2018 as part of Sony's PlayStation Classic.


Tekken 3 maintains the same core fighting system and concept as its predecessors.[5] Whereas the element of depth had been largely insignificant in previous Tekken games (aside from some characters having unique sidesteps and dodging maneuvers), Tekken 3 added emphasis on the third axis, allowing characters to sidestep in or out of the background.[6] Fighters now jump more reasonable heights as opposed to the previous games, making them less overwhelming and putting more use to sidestep dodges, as jumping could no longer dodge every ground attack. New improvements included quicker recoveries from knockdowns, more escapes from tackles and stuns, more moves with juggling enabled, and newly created combo throws.

Tekken 3 introduces a beat 'em up minigame called "Tekken Force", which pits the player in various stages against enemies in a side-scrolling fashion. The concept was expanded on in a minigame for Tekken 4, and succeeded by the Devil Within campaign mode in Tekken 5. Another minigame is known as "Tekken Ball", similar to beach volleyball, where one must to hit the ball with a powerful attack to pulverize the opponent, or cause them penalty damage them by letting the ball fall into the opponent's territory.

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