Tekken 4

Tekken 4
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Developer(s)Namco
Publisher(s)
Director(s)Katsuhiro Harada
Masahiro Kimoto
Yuichi Yonemori
Producer(s)Hajime Nakatani
Programmer(s)Yoshihito Saito
Junichi Sakai
Kenji Ozaki
Artist(s)Yoshinari Mizushima
Takuji Kawano
Takuji Kawano
Writer(s)Kazuaki Fujimoto
Yoshinari Mizushima
Shinsuke Sato
Composer(s)Akitaka Tohyama
Yuu Miyake
Satoru Kōsaki
Hiroshi Okubo
Keiki Kobayashi
SeriesTekken
Platform(s)Arcade, PlayStation 2
ReleaseArcade
July 2001
PlayStation 2
  • JP: March 28, 2002
  • EU: September 13, 2002
  • NA: September 23, 2002
Genre(s)Fighting
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
Arcade systemNamco System 246
DisplayRaster (horizontal)

Tekken 4 (鉄拳4) is a 2001 fighting video game developed and published by Namco as the fifth main installment in the Tekken series. It was released as an arcade game in 2001 and on the PlayStation 2 in 2002.

Placing distinction on the plot in the home version, the game also harbored many gameplay revisions, such as the series-unique ability for the player to move about before the round begins and the introduction of walled stages. There are up to twenty-three characters to choose from, including six new. The game's story reveals that Kazuya survived the fall into the volcano from 20 years prior, and enters the King of Iron First Tournament 4 to take back the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Tekken 4 introduced significant new gameplay changes from the previous games in the series.[1] For the first time, it allowed players to maneuver around an arena interacting with walls and other obstacles for extra damage. These "environmental hazards" in turn allowed players to juggle opponents for consecutive combos and allowed the designers to implement a "switch maneuver", which let players escape from cornering and throw the tide in their favor. The game engine had been tweaked to be more focused on the environment, causing the characters to move more slowly and fluidly than in Tekken Tag Tournament. Finally, the game introduced a brand new graphics system, that featured increased lighting, dynamic physics, and smoother surfaces.

The console version of Tekken 4 includes a beat 'em up minigame available from the outset, called Tekken Force. Similar to the previous minigame found in Tekken 3, it presents the player with an over-the-shoulder perspective as they fight wave upon wave of Heihachi's Tekken Force through four stages, eventually facing Heihachi himself. The player can pick up health and power-ups while they fight waves of enemies. In the minigame it is discovered that the Tekken Force possesses different ranks in the organization, evident in different amounts of stamina, strength, and skill. A new Story mode in the home version unlocks cutscenes when played, in contrast to previous installments in which such cutscenes were unlocked from playing the Arcade mode. Tekken 4 received generally highly positive reviews. Its sequel, Tekken 5, was released in arcades in 2004 and the PlayStation 2 in 2005.

Characters

The game features a total of 23 characters. Returning from Tekken 3 are Bryan Fury, Eddy Gordo, Heihachi Mishima, Hwoarang, Jin Kazama, Julia Chang, King II, Kuma II, Lei Wulong, Ling Xiaoyu, Nina Williams, Panda, Paul Phoenix, and Yoshimitsu. In addition, there are three characters from Tekken 2 who make their return to the canon series (two of them have previously appeared in the non-canon Tekken Tag Tournament): Kazuya Mishima, Lee Chaolan, and Marshall Law.

The game also introduces six new characters to the roster: Christie Monteiro, a Capoeira student in search for her friend and teacher, Eddy Gordo, Combot, a general purpose robot created by the Violet Systems who is able to mimic other characters' fighting styles, Craig Marduk, an undefeated Vale Tudo fighter who had killed Armor King and is joining the tournament under the lure of Armor King's student King II, Miharu Hirano, the best friend of Ling Xiaoyu who also serves as her palette swap, Steve Fox, a young boxing champion who seeks to find out about his past, and Violet, the alter-ego and palette swap of Lee Chaolan.

While most characters face Heihachi at the end, four characters have their own boss characters: Kazuya and Hwoarang face Jin, Lee faces Combot, and Heihachi faces Kazuya. In addition, Tekken 4 featured unusual costumes for the returning characters, and replaced the character Mokujin with Combot.

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