In what seems to be a weekly trend, new information has surfaced regarding Namco's upcoming fighting game.
If you've been keeping up with the Tekken 5 news, you already know that the game has seen location tests in two major Japanese cities, with an upcoming US debut at the 2004 Evolution Fighting Game Championships, and another Japanese location test at three different arcades in Tokyo. While we'll have a lengthy report coming your way after the US debut in a few weeks, we've already got a nice helping on information from the two Japanese location tests that have already taken place.
First and foremost, almost everything about Tekken 5 is going back to its roots. Many players complained about the drastic changes made between Tekken 3 and Tekken 4. Now it seems as though nearly all of those changes have been removed. The universal position change (wall push) is gone, walls play a much smaller role (similar to the wall style of Soul Calibur 2), forward and backward movement is much easier, while the sidewalk has been shortened to be less effective than it was in Tekken 4. In short, think of Tekken 5 as the true successor to Tekken 3.
News source: GameDAILY