Vote For A New Tekken Revolution Character, Including A Fish

Namco Bandai have announced a poll in which gamers can vote for a new character to play in Tekken Revolution, the free-to-play fighter for PlayStation 3.

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Then ten new characters seem to have been pulled from discarded concepts from previous Tekken games and are rather bizarre to say the least, they include:

Syake/Salmon
Originally planned for Tekken 3, punch buttons would cause the Salmon to flop around, and the kick buttons would make it release eggs, which was quite an idea at the time. However, arcades were still popular worldwide, and charging 100 yen (1 USD) per play with such a character was likely to be a problem. That, and the fact that character would be always be the target of Kuma lead to the concept being scrapped.

If the Tekken 3 arcade board is hacked, you will notice there is placeholder data with the character’s name remaining. This has been discovered by a few hardcore fans in the past (video is on Youtube) . If, for some unforeseen reason, this character is actually chosen development may be quite difficult.

Zombie Bride
A zombie bride to be in a wedding dress. The idea first came up around Tekken 3 as the first fighting zombie in a game. The idea resurfaced again for Tekken 6, as the sister of Miguel, who was called in an air strike and came back to life.

Since the fighting style for a zombie would be quite difficult to create the idea was scrapped.

Female Paul
For some inexplicable reason, Paul is transformed into a girl, but the appearance is of a very cute girl. The concept was thrown out in 2 seconds, as it was too off-the-wall.

Giant Praying Matis
During development of Tekken 3, a bug caused the joints of a character to move backwards, and the character model was deformed. It looked like it would be a strong fighter, so there was an idea to actually implement it but the idea was discarded for lack of development time.

Like with Syake/Salmon, the Insect blank data can be found when the Tekken 3 arcade board is hacked. This was also found by some very hardcore fans and video can be found on Youtube.

Average, run-of-the-mill Old Man
Your average old man, like the one you find in almost any neighborhood. He is not a martial artist, so he is pretty weak. It was an idea mentioned early in the series and thrown out the instant it was mentioned.

You can find the full of list of characters here and vote via the Facebook page. I have voted for the Salmon, what will you pick?

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7 Comments

  1. I’m not voting on Facebook, but if I did, it would be for the salmon.

    • Ditto!
      magikarp used splash. Nothing Happened!

      • But then magikarp evolved and it was a beast

  2. Is this available now for download?? if so, which store?

    • p.s where’s my i.d pic gone? (and ther’es no option in my profile options?)

  3. Those are the weirdest fighters. I always thought Tekken was the sanest fighter out there! My mind can’t even begin to picture concepts that didn’t make mortal combat.

    • Sanest? are you nuts?? Tekken has some of the maddest figters out there…(the old doctor who plays lying down, the japanese dinosaur thing, Ogre, kangaroo, wooden block thing and many more…(excuse my lack of remembering the characters names)

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