After helping to bring properties like DotA 2 and Castlevania to television, Netflix is once again turning its attention to a historic gaming franchise to add to its content library. On Saturday, the streamer announced that it would release Tekken: Bloodline, an animated adaptation of Bandai Namco’s popular fighting game series, in 2022.
In the trailer shared by Netflix alongside the announcement, we are introduced to protagonist Jin Kazama, who joined the franchise as a playable character in Tekken 3 in 1996. In the series, Kazama embarks on a quest for revenge when his mother Jun falls to what she calls a demon.
Kazama then turns to his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, for help. If the old man Mishima gives off a sinister vibe, it’s because he’s the main villain of the Tekken franchise. Kazama’s quest eventually leads him to The King of Iron Fist tournament where we see some familiar faces.
Other than knowing that it will be released later this year, we don’t have an exact release date for Tekken: Bloodline. Netflix’s track record with video game adaptations depends mainly on the companies it has partnered with to work on these projects. Productions like Arcane and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf have been successful for the company thanks to the involvement of studios like Fortiche and Studio Mir.