Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (Tekken: Dark Resurrection for the PSP version) is an update to Tekken 5 and is technically the seventh game in the Tekken series. The Arcade version was released in Japan in 2005 and in North America in 2006, while the PSP version was released later that year. The game was also released as downloadable content on the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network online service in 2007.
The game follows exactly the same storyline as Tekken 5, only with the additions of Lili Rochefort, who seeks to destroy the Mishima Zaibatsu and end her father's financial problems, Sergei Dragunov, a member of Spetsnaz who has been sent to capture Jin Kazama, and Armor King, who was thought to have been killed before the events of Tekken 4 and whose identity and goals remain a mystery to the player.
Along with the many additions to the PlayStation 2 port, the Arcade Battle has been upgraded by adding twelve more ranking titles and removing one: Conqueror. Tekken Lord is no longer the highest ranking like it was in Tekken 5. Dark Lord is one ranking above Tekken Lord and the highest ranking is Divine Fist.
Divine Fist is only achieved by successfully completing all of the league matches, survival tournaments and ranking tournaments in Tekken Dojo mode. The opportunity is offered once a promotion chance is offered sometime in the Heaven Dojo, the sixth stage in Tekken Dojo mode. Obviously it is only offered when the player is ranked as a Dark Lord. In the European PSP version, the player's current character will be promoted from Dark Lord to Divine Fist, once they have completed all dojos, including the challenges, and then win the Heaven Dojo ranking tournament once again.
Another addition to Arcade Battle is that it now keeps track of the player's statistics. Each character has a clean slate once they begin playing Arcade Battle. During selecting a character, loading a match and battling an opponent, the player can see their alias, ranking, what region they hail from, their wins, losses and percentage.
Dark Resurrection also provided more tools for the players to customize their characters. Also the default colors for most of the characters were different from the original version of the game, despite the characters being shown in most of the FMVs and artwork of the PSP version in their original colors. For example Paul's red dojo uniform became white, Kuma's brown fur became white making him look like a polar bear, and Jinpachi Mishima was now appeared to be bursting in flames. None of these changes were absolute, since the player could anytime customized the characters back to their original colors, as long as he/she remembered how they looked, with the exception of Jinpachi who isn't playable in the PSP version.
Dark Resurrection also appeared to have many new stages. These stages were actually modified versions of the originals, that contained different textures, details, and music that make most of them unrecognizable. For example, the flaming temple of the original game now appeared a normal temple in daylight and the church of the original appeared as a snowy castle.
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Release date(s) PlayStation Portable
JP July 6, 2006
NA July 25, 2006
EU September 15, 2006
AUS September 14, 2006
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) CERO: B
Media UMD image (.iso)
Input methods PSP
Language - ENG