Namco Bandai Games And SD TEKKEN Bring TEKKEN 6 To Comic-Con!

SD TEKKEN and NAMCO BANDAI Games are teaming up to bring the TEKKEN 6 experience to Comic-Con in San Diego!  Tekken fans and fighting gamers of all ages are welcome to join in on our 8th annual series of Tekken tournaments taking place from July 23 – 26!  Don’t miss out on the prizes, giveaways and the chance to play the console versions of TEKKEN 6 before anyone else! Click below for the full press release!

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES and SD TEKKEN announce series of TEKKEN® 6 tournaments at San Diego Comic-Con

Eighth Annual Event to Feature Fierce Competition, Exciting News, Prizes and Bragging Rights

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (July 10, 2009) – It’s time to throw down the gauntlet as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and leading Tekken fan site, SD TEKKEN, today announced that they will host four days of TEKKEN® 6 tournaments at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. The tournaments will be held on July 23 – 26 in Room 17B at the San Diego Convention Center. This exhibition is an opportunity for all players to check out the console versions of TEKKEN 6 prior to its much anticipated North American release on October 27, 2009.

To compete against the best, sign-ups will begin at 10 a.m. each day in the tournament room.  Competitions will commence during the following times:

  • Thursday, July 23 – 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. (Finals)
  • Friday, July 24 – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. (Finals)
  • Saturday, July 25 – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. (Finals)
  • Sunday, July 26 – 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. (Finals)

At the end of each day, the tournament winners from that day will then be invited to compete for a daily grand prize.

TEKKEN 6 is the undeniably best fighting game in the world,” said In Joon Hwang, brand manager at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “We are ecstatic to be partnering with SD TEKKEN to showcase TEKKEN 6 at this year’s Comic-Con and to enable our community to play, compete and experience the fierce fury of the next Iron Fist Tournament.”

“With this being our eighth year running Tekken tournaments at Comic-Con, SD TEKKEN is proud to give gamers a chance to enjoy a game that is near and dear to our gaming hearts.  Gamers will experience the latest edition of one of the most revered fighting game series in history.  We are excited and honored to be working alongside NAMCO BANDAI Games to bring attendees a series of tournaments that will blow their minds!  This is a great opportunity for gamers to get a first hand experience with the console version of TEKKEN 6, enjoy watching high level tournament play and experiencing one of the most action packed 3D fighters ever made,” said Mark Julio, SD TEKKEN Director and Founder.

More about TEKKEN 6

Spanning over a 14 year legacy, Tekken is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world with the entire franchise selling more than 32 million units to date. Displayed in astonishing HD detail, a new era begins this fall in the sixth King of Iron Fist Tournament complete with intense gameplay modes as well as new features and environments.

A must-have for Tekken aficionados, TEKKEN 6 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, sees the return of many familiar faces as well as new characters to create the largest line-up the series has ever seen.  With robust character customization, online gameplay and a new action Scenario Campaign mode, TEKKEN 6 will be the best “King of Iron Fist Tournament” yet.

Delivering the perfect fighting trifecta, TEKKEN 6 will also be available for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system this fall. Optimized for the PSP system, TEKKEN 6 will not only contain the explosive action of its home console brethren but also feature additional stages, content, items, and an ad-hoc multiplayer mode.

For more information about SD TEKKEN and the tournaments, please visit:

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA.  The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, Naruto™ and Tekken® brands.  For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto

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Press Release © 2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.


Arne Cual-Pedroso

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

(408) 235-2132

Stephanie Arnoldy

Weber Shandwick

(310) 854-8241

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Mark “MarkMan” Julio


45 Responses to Namco Bandai Games And SD TEKKEN Bring TEKKEN 6 To Comic-Con!

  1. Phrost says:


  2. tekkenlover says:


  3. Fethennour says:

    This is not really “the chance to play the console versions of TEKKEN 6 before anyone else” because we, in Paris, FRANCE, have an even called “The Japan Expo”, and it took place last week. We had the opportunity to play the home version (both 360 and PS3) of Tekken 6, thanks to Namco. So I guess WE played Tekken 6 before anyone else ;)

    • MarkMan says:

      It is still a chance to play the game before it comes out. Let’s not be nitpicky!

      If I wanted to, I could bring up how people were able to play it at Editor’s Day and E3 before EVO/Devastation/Japan Expo etc… lol.


      • Fethennour says:

        Haha ! Anyway, I hope you guys will have fun and enjoy the game @ Comic Con :)

  4. Fethennour says:

    Sorry, I meant “event”.

  5. Wild Man X says:

    Awesome! Nate, so this must be the surprise announcement that you were talking about. I’ll be up there on Saturday and Sunday.

  6. Ric says:

    I have a feeling that they will not end the Tekken series too soon or possibly they will not end it at all? lol. Tekken 7 and then probobly Tekken7:JR,BR,DR,RX etc etc. Tekken madness will not end, tekken is indeed the best fighting game ever. hoho

    • Spiriax says:

      Lol, it will probably be called Tekken 7: JR, then Tekken 8: KR, Tekken 9: HR!

      And we all know in Tekken 7, the last boss will be the father of Jinpachi; Kazuyapachi! Then in Tekken 8 Heihachipachi! :D

      • Ric says:

        Heihachipachi?!?! lol im guessing this time
        it will be the under arm hair that will be
        pointy XD

  7. Zamba says:

    Very nice Mark, I am suprised Namco hasn’t hired you as a “Events Advisor” or “Community Manager”. I’ll be there Friday and Saturday, wish I could have gotten in on Thursday. Is SDT running the event? Thus not eligible? I do find it kinda shocking Namco isn’t having the tournaments on the main convention floor, but rather in some room on the second floor? Take away some of the heat from Tatsuckage Vs Capcom.

    • MarkMan says:

      That’d be nice!

      SDT and Namco will be working together to run the tournaments. NB’s floor space isn’t as large as Capcom’s. So they’ll be redirecting Tekken addicts upstairs.

      • zamba says:

        Wish NB had gotten a bigger space in the exibitor hall. Yeah, Tekken addicts will show, but I am sure they want to reach out to a broader audience. Hmm, I wonder; they could have the finalists play in their booth? Just a thought.

      • Ace R. says:

        Zamba why are you obsessed over it not being on the main floor? Just be thankful you will have a chance to play it. And it’s comic con bro… Everyone knows where the our room is. We’ve been doing this for a long time

  8. Farhan says:

    Hey Markman,
    this will be a good opportunity for you to check out whther the PS3 version still has slow-downs or have they fixed it.

    Please make sure you do the rage+floorbreak thingy when you play

  9. chad90 says:

    wow grats MARKMAN SDT will be running tournement with namco thats pretty good news

  10. tekkenlover says:

    markman dont forget to send me copy of tekken 6 consel game ps3 version

  11. VenoM362 says:

    Why Capcom gotta have larger floor space than Namco? I’ve seen footage of Tat. VS Cap., looks dumb and like it was made for children. Damn sure not better than Tekken. Yo Markman send me a copy for PS3 too. lol!

  12. Styv says:

    Well SDT is getting the recognition it deserves at last! Great job mr. Julio.

  13. Ric says:

    Tekken SD has gotten this far very impressive. Simple website but very nice and very resourcfl. But to be honest up until now i really dont know whats the meaning of “SD” and i have been visiting this website for quite a long time now. stupidity is not very rewarding aint it?

  14. coilover2005 says:

    @ Ric… I could be wrong here, lol but “SD” is for San Diego, as in the city in California ;]

  15. ModernWarfare2 says:

    “TEKKEN 6 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3”

    I’m pretty sure that the letter P comes before X

  16. Ric says:

    Does playstation consoles has any restrictions for gores and violence compared to P.C?

  17. Maxwell says:

    heres something what is happening to this freaking TEKKEN movie will there be a trailer or something at comic-con

  18. Neo Xian Wu says:

    Hey MarkMan, any word of a demo being released for XBL and PSN? I mean, Marvel had a demo and T6 has been out for quite some time.

  19. Ric says:

    If NAMCO will make a tekken movie it should be CG like the game intro or something like that.

  20. Y no convertirse en un hippie o salir de Google para vivir en una cueva

  21. Omer says:

    Holy crap guys, that’s amazing!

  22. Ceasar Deebo says:

    I agree I woldn’t mind a cg tekken movie

  23. Tenshimitsu says:

    I wish such cooperation with Namco was better in other countries, it really looks so nice that Namco participates in such events!

  24. Spellmaster J says:

    So, since this is a console tournament, do we bring our own controllers? Or will they be provided?

  25. Ceasar Deebo says:

    just out of interest, how long as sdtekken been going on for ?

  26. MarkMan says:

    SD TEKKEN has been around since 2000. We didnt’ establish a website until 2003.

    In 2006 we decided to make it more of a community site.

  27. Ceasar Deebo says:

    Well congratulations, this is quite an incredible achievement. I admit I haven’t been giving you as much as credit as you should have been getting in the past, but I admit I was wrong.
    Wish you and sdtekken the best, and I hope both sdtekken and tekken nation have a good relationship in the near future

  28. mariomarcaregistrada says:

    Sweet, I get to lay my hands on Tekken6 at con!!
    Just one thing, with so much Tekken will there be room for smash bros brawl this year? I missed last years brawl tourney. Yeah Brawl is a bad competitive game (bring on smash bros melee bebeh!) but it’s still a fun game that atracts a good crowd to participate.

  29. TKfans says:

    will anyone bring their psp go too? i want to play but i don;t want to wait too long in line………

  30. TKmovieRaven says:

    Darren Henson who plays Raven has some pics and a clip of some choreography with Lateef Crowder who plays Eddy Gordo.

    Only solid footage I can find.

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