After helping bring titles like DotA 2 and Castlevania to TV, Netflix is once again moving to a historical gaming franchise to add to its content library. Recently, the streamer announced that it will release Tekken: Bloodline, an animated adaptation of the popular Bandai Namco fighting game series in 2022.
Tekken: Bloodline will be released on Netflix this year
In the trailer that Netflix shared with the ad, we are introduced to the protagonist Jin Kazama, who joined the franchise as a character in Tekken 3 in 1996. In the series, Kazama embarks on a quest for revenge when Jun’s mother falls prey to a demon . Kazama later appealed to his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, for help. If old Mishima emanates a sinister atmosphere, it is because he is the main villain of the Tekken franchise. Kazama’s search eventually leads him to the Iron Fist King Tournament.
“Jin Kazama learned the arts of self-defense of the family, the traditional martial arts in the style of Kazama, from his mother at an early age,” the official summary reads. “Even so, he was helpless when a monstrous evil suddenly appeared, destroying everything dear to him, changing his life forever. Angry at himself for failing to stop him, Jin swore revenge and sought absolute power to impose it. His quest will lead to the ultimate battle on a global stage – the King of the Iron Fist Tournament. “
Aside from the fact that we know it will be released later this year, we don’t have an exact release date for Tekken: Bloodline. Netflix’s balance of video game adaptations has largely depended on the companies it has worked with to work on those projects. Productions such as Arcane and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf have been a success for the company, thanks to the involvement of studios such as Fortiche and Studio Mir.