September 14, 2014

Character Model Library: Tekken 4's Nina Williams

Tekken character model 3D
With smart people on the internet constantly finding new and improved ways to access videogame data of formerly unknown formats and/or unintelligible code I decided it's time to collect, store and document the many incarnations Nina Williams went through over the years, in a convenient way that would let me easily access and view her different 3D models.

August 31, 2014

CR鉄拳 Tekken Pachinko - Nina Williams CG Cinematics Compilation

Tekken Pachinko CG Video Scenes Compilation
I finally found a way to upload a compilation video of the complete set of Nina and Anna scenes from CR鉄拳 without YouTubes compression doing horrible things to the image quality. Viewed at 1920x1080 full-screen this compilation video will display the cinematics in their original resolution as found in the iOS App (400x224 and 400x256). Naturally, Youtube's compression is still present, but not as noticable as in the previous video. Enjoy.

August 22, 2014

Tekken Pachislot trumps competitors with Nina Williams content en masse

Tekken Pachi-slot Nina CG scenes Yamasa
Goddamn, and I thought CR鉄拳 had a lot of Nina content. Well, it got trumped by 鉄拳3rd in that regard, the Yamasa developed pachi-slot machine that has been released to Japanese pachi-slot/pachinko parlors in early July, and just recently got ported to iOS mobile devices.

August 20, 2014

CR鉄拳 Tekken Pachinko - Nina Williams Edition /Part 1

CR鉄拳 Nina Williams Video Anna Fight
Here's part 1 of my edit of video footage featuring the Williams sisters from the CR鉄拳 pachinko iOS app.

July 21, 2014

Of elusive renders and broken dreams - Tekken 4's Nina Williams

Tekken 4 press kit collector
Throughout the years Namco have sent out some of the industry's nicest press kits for its Tekken series, each of them designed beautifully, usually packing some cool and creative memorabilia. When I got my hands on the Tekken 4 press kit I couldn't help but ignore all this and instead tear open carefully unwrap the box to find the holy grail each of these press-exclusive sets comes with: the press disc. Would I finally solve the mystery of Nina's official Tekken 4 CG artwork? Was the beautiful headshot we got when the game released back in 2002 indeed just a close-up, cut from a full-body render, the ones Namco has created for every single one of the Tekken games. Where else, apart from Namco's servers or Harada's personal HDD, would I possibly be able to find this elusive artwork if not on Tekken 4's official and extremely rare press disc?

July 17, 2014

CR Tekken Pachinko Nina Williams goodness for the iPhone

CR鉄拳 Nina Williams scene

Imagine the look on my face when I found the CR Tekken pachinko (CR鉄拳) released as an ipad/iphone game on the Japanese appstore. Finally, no need to sit through hour long youtube videos of people playing the pachinko anymore, just to get a shaky-cam glimpse at some never-to-be-seen-live-in-the-west Nina goodness.

July 15, 2014

Unreal Engine 4 to power Tekken 7 and Next Gen Nina Williams

Tekken 7 title card design
The 2 most exciting things about Tekken 7's announcement (both unconfirmed, both very likely): Tekken for PC & Next Gen Current Gen New Gen Nina powered by Unreal Engine 4.

April 22, 2014

Nina Williams Bishoujo prototype revealed at WonderCon 2014

Kotobukiya Wondercon Bishoujo Tekken
Just a quick update on Kotobukiya's Nina Williams Bishoujo statue. Kotobukiya held a panel at last weekend's WonderCon to preview their Spring 2014 line-up where attendees got an exclusive first look at the Nina Williams statue which is next in line in their Tekken Tag Tournament 2 bishoujo run.

February 10, 2014

Kotobukiya announces Nina Williams Bishoujo featuring all new design

Kotobukiya Tekken Nina Bishojo Statue

My first post after such a long time was supposed to revolve around the making of the pre-rendered ending cinematics for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, but 2 days ago, just as I was trying to make sense of the Japanese text I was reading, Kotobukiya (FINALLY) announced Nina Williams as the next release in their long running Tekken Tag Tournament 2 bishoujo line.

B, I'm sorry

blonde.bomb... I'm sorry I have neglected you for so long. It's February and time to come out of hibernation. It's also 2014/Tekken's 20th anniversary, it's going to be an exciting year!