Tekken will try to make the jump to TV with a new Netflix series on August 18th

Tekken: Bloodline | Image: Netflix

Back in March, Netflix announced its Tekken TV show, and now we have a full trailer as well as a release date: August 18th. Dubbed Tekken: Bloodline, this anime adaptation follows the story of the King of Iron Fist Tournament from the perspective of Jin Kazama, as he’s trained by his grandfather Heihachi Mishima on a quest for revenge.

It wasn’t the most original storyline when the games debuted in the ‘90s, but with a supernatural Ogre, corporate power battles, and genetic traits that promise incredible powers, there’s enough to make something more watchable than the movie released in 2010, which had a zero percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Here’s how Netflix summarizes its new show:

“Power is everything.” Jin Kazama learned the family…

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