Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection

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Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Platforms Arcade,Playstation 3, Playstation Portable
Release Date Arcade
  • JPN December 2005
  • NA February 2006

Playstation Portable

  • JPN July 6, 2006
  • NA July 25, 2006
  • AUS September 14, 2006
  • EUR September 15, 2006

Playstation 3

  • JPN December 12, 2006
  • NA March 01, 2006
  • AUS March 23, 2007
  • EUR March 23, 2007
Arcade System Namco System 256
Genre Fighting
Game modes Single-player, Multiplayer
Predecessor Death by Degrees
Followed By Tekken 6
Official site http://www.tekken-official.jp/tk5dr/index.html


Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (released as Tekken: Dark Resurrection on the PlayStation Portable) is the seventh installment in the popular Tekken video game franchise. It is the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 version of Tekken 5. This game includes three characters that weren't in Tekken 5, new game modes, and four new stages as well as remakes of the others. It has been confirmed that the game is one of the most successful games of Summer 2006. In the US game charts, Dark Resurrection is 5th on the list of the best selling games for July-August. This game has sold over a million units [1].

Originally made for the PlayStation Portable, it has been ported to the PlayStation 3 game system. The Playstation 3 version, which is a direct port of the arcade version, was made available to download on February 26, 2007 for the people who have a US PlayStation network account, and the Japanese version was made available to download on December 12, 2006 for the Japanese PlayStation network. Jinpachi Mishima, the unplayable boss in Tekken 5 and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, is playable in the PlayStation 3 version and the Playstation Portable (with custom firmware 3.40 or above and CWCheat).

Development & Release

Ports & Upgrades

The Playstation 3 version of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection has many differences from it's PSP counterpart, mainly as the PS3 version is a port of the arcade version. The first major difference would be graphics equivalent to the arcade version and the option to play in 1080p. A few game play elements have been changed, starting with Jinpachi Mishima as a playable character after beating him in Arcade mode. Also, item cost has been put into place, with in most cases items costing half their price compared to the PSP version. Also extra costumes are available from the start, and don't need to be paid for. The most significant addition is the new online play mode. This mode allows you to fight online with anyone in your continent (Europe, America and Asia) with total and weekly rankings, fight money and title (Kyu, Dan, Tekken Lord etc.). Like with most Online games you can either Quick join, Opti match (browse games with a similar level to your own), search for a custom one, or even host your own, changing rules such as time and rounds. Rooms follow a winner-stays-on basis with 2-6 people, with/without headset chat (chosen by the host). One flaw of online play is that headset chat can slow your room, and only players in your continent can be played against (though you can check foreign rankings).

The only other features missing are Story mode, Ghost downloads, Tekken Dojo, and a Customizing screen (items and color changes are done on the character select screen, but can only be seen in-game) though survival and practice where added as an update.


Following the conclusion of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4...

Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama fight an epic father-son duel at Honmaru, of the Mishima Zaibatsu. When the dust settles, Jin is victorious. Disgusted, Heihachi Mishima turns his back on Kazuya.

"Was that the best you could do? Pathetic! You deserve to die."

A duel ensues between Heihachi and Jin... Jin sprouts black wings and goes berserk with rage, proving to be more than a match for Heihachi. Jin, however, regains his senses just before dealing the lethal blow.

"Be thankful for Jun Kazama...my mother."

Saying this, he flies off, leaving Honmaru behind. Heihachi is drained and defeated and lies sprawled on the ground. Once again, the battleground is silent.

However, the silence is short-lived. Soon the sound of an aircraft can be heard approaching. The buzz grows to a roar, and something can be heard launching from the craft. A hoard of Jacks suddenly burst through the ceiling, invading the compound.

At first Heihachi thinks that Kazuya has orchestrated the invasion. Kazuya, however, is roused by the rumbling and shaking, and obviously doesn't know what is going on either.

"Who are you?!"

Just as Heihachi shouts, the Jacks attack both of them. Heihachi and Kazuya are forced to fight together and begin destroying the Jacks. However, for every Jack they wreck, two more seem to take its place. Just as Heihachi begins to show signs of fatigue, Kazuya betrays him, hurling him into the midst of their enemies.

"Nnnoooooooo!!! Kazuyaaaaaa!!!"

Ignoring Heihachi's screams, Kazuya escapes Hon-maru while the enemies are distracted. Immediately afterward, Honmaru erupts in a massive explosion and is annihilated. A man cloaked in black silently watches the explosion.

Placing his hand on his ear, he checks his transmission signal and reports: "Heihachi Mishima is dead..."

Immediately after his transmission, a single Jack attacks him from behind, but is obliterated with a single stroke of the man's blade.

With that, the man vanishes.

Desolated and in flames, all traces of Hon-maru have been destroyed. No one remains to witness the creature that bursts out of the ground amidst the rubble.

The following day the world learns of the death of Heihachi Mishima, leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu. This should have marked the end of the Mishima Zaibatsu, but a mysterious figure assumes leadership of the organization, restoring order to it as if nothing has occurred.

One month passes...

Mishima Zaibatsu announces it will host The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5.

The mysterious King of Iron Fist Tournament is about to begin once more...


PSP game cover.

Over 35 stages are available, including all-new stages and remade stages from Tekken 5. All of the existing stages from Tekken 5 have been set in different times of day/seasons, with different appearances. For example, Burning Temple in Tekken 5, for instance, is set in daytime has stopped burning , and the Secret Garden stage is now strewn with Halloween decorations, Another example is Final Stage in Tekken 5 had a green sky with tornadoes, The Dark Resurrection version of it Has a lava red sky and the most of the background is burning with fire tornadoes. The prior versions of these stages are still available, but they must be unlocked by playing at least one online battle in Dark Resurrection version of the stages. The game features 35 playable characters. There are many more customization items for the characters, and for the first time, Mokujin and Eddy Gordo can be customized as well. All extra costumes from the PS2 edition of the game are present(but not recolored), and some, such as Ling Xiaoyu and Asuka Kazama's school uniforms, are available from the start ,and have been made customizable. Kuma II, Panda, and Roger Jr., have had their custom color regions expanded / reworked, including color options for Roger Jr. and Panda's fur. The bear characters have more expressive facial animation (mouth movement). Eddy Gordo is a standard character, separate from Christie Monteiro, with his own character select space and customization items. Armor King returns to the Character Roster with many of his own moves rather than sharing most of King I and King II's moves. All characters have acquired some new moves. Many characters have received new animations, shown before and after a battle. Most have only one new animation, but some, like Lee Chaolan, have received two. Jinpachi Mishima has an altered boss appearance, with a skin texture like veins of fire or flowing magma, and a glowing white horn protrudes from his forehead. The selection screen and VS loading screen sport new CG renders of all the characters, most featuring new default color schemes.


Tekken Dojo: is a new mode. The player picks a character and battles a variety of Ghost characters in ranked battles. Doing well in League Tournaments improves the player's rank. After becoming the number one fighter in one dojo, the player will acquire access to the next dojo. The difficulty increases the further the player progresses into the island.


*Playable for the PS3 version only and playable for the PSP with custom firmware 3.40 or above and CWCheat


BGM is in brackets


Video Gallery

Arcade Opening

PSP Opening

Image Gallery


  • The final part of the intro references Tekken 2's intro, including Heihachi looking at the screen and the stormy weather
  • There have been 12 new Ranking titles added and one has been removed from Tekken 5. The removed title is the Conqueror.
  • There is a new announcer.
  • The only character that did not receive a new default color scheme from Tekken 5 is Eddy Gordo.
  • Asuka Kazama may be similar to Jun Kazama as to customize her costume as followed. It is most compatible with the PUNCH costume. Head-White Hairband 300000G, Lower Body-Chain Belt, Color 2-White 18000G, Color 3-White 18000G, you can choose to customize her as anything.
  • The word "replay" flashes faster than it does in Tekken 5. That word is in a silver Eurostile font, but in Tekken 5, that word is in a red Impact font.
  • On the PSP version, Tekken Bowl Tournament returns, this time it is just named Tekken Bowl. (For more information, see Tekken Bowling.)
  • The words "ready" and "fight" now removed the punctuation.