Tekken 3 (Japanese: 鉄拳3) is a fighting game, the third installment in the Tekken series. The original arcade game had a limited Japanese release in November 28, 1996, followed by a wide international release in March 20, 1997, and for the PlayStation in 1998.
Fifteen years after the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2, Heihachi Mishima has established the Tekken Force: a paramilitary organization dedicated to the protection of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Using the company's influence, Heihachi is responsible for many events that have ultimately led to world peace. A squadron of the Tekken Force searches an ancient temple located in Mexico under the premise of an excavation project. Soon after arriving there, Heihachi learns that they have been obliterated by a mysterious and malevolent creature who is known as Ogre. Heihachi, having captured a brief glimpse of Ogre before its immediate disappearance, seeks to capture Ogre in the hopes of harnessing its immense fighting power for his own personal gain. Soon after, various martial artists end up dead, attacked, or missing from all over the world, with Ogre behind it.
Jun Kazama has been living a quiet life in Yakushima with her young son, Jin Kazama, fathered after the events of the previous tournament by Heihachi's son, Kazuya Mishima. However, their peaceful life is disrupted when Jun begins to feel the encroaching presence of Ogre and sees multiple news reports on TV about the martial artists attacked and killed by Ogre. Jun knows that she is a target and instructs Jin to seek Heihachi should anything happen. Sometime after Jin's fifteenth birthday, Ogre attacks. Against Jun's wishes, Jin tries to fight Ogre off, but he knocks him unconscious. When Jin awakens, he finds that the ground surrounding his house has been burnt and his mother is missing and most likely dead. Driven by revenge, Jin is confronted by the Devil, which brands Jin's left arm and possesses him. Jin goes to Heihachi, explaining his situation and identity and begging him for training to become strong enough to face Ogre. Heihachi accepts and takes Jin in, as well as sending him to Mishima High School where Jin befriends a classmate named Ling Xiaoyu and her pet Panda.
Four years later, Jin masters the Mishima karate style. On Jin's nineteenth birthday, Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3, secretly intending to lure out Ogre, while Jin himself prepares for his upcoming battle, having no idea that his grandfather is secretly using him, Xiaoyu, and the rest of the competitors as bait in order to lure Ogre out into the open.
In the final round of the tournament, Paul Phoenix enters a large temple, defeats Ogre and walks away from the tournament, thinking he is victorious. However, Ogre morphs into his second form: True Ogre and the tournament continued for one fight after Paul's departure which Jin confronts True Ogre. Jin battles and defeats him, and Ogre dissolves. However, Jin is suddenly gunned down by a squadron of Tekken Forces led by Heihachi, who, no longer needing him, personally fires a final shot into his grandson's head. However, Jin, revived by the Devil within him, reawakens and dispatches the soldiers, smashing Heihachi through the wall of the temple. Jin catches Heihachi right before he hits the ground, and he looks up to see Jin sprout feathery wings and fly off into the night.
Sound Effects Used
- DICK DE BENEDICTIS MUSIC
- Hollywoodedge, Ascending Whistles CRT057901 (Heard once in Gon's ending)
- Hollywoodedge, Electricity Arcing 3 PE200301
- Hollywoodedge, Explosion 3 Medium Si PE097701
- Hollywoodedge, Punch Face Hit 3 Sharp PE100301 (Used in a normal pitch on arcade version and sped up with a +6/higher pitch on PlayStation version)
- Hollywoodedge, Quick Whistle Zip By CRT057504 (Heard once in Gon's ending)
- Hollywoodedge, Synth Energy Zap 6 Sin PE205901
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, STRETCH - GUITAR BEND: LONG STRETCH (Heard once in Gon's ending)
- Sound Ideas, COMEDY, ACCENT - WHOOP WHISTLE: LONG (Heard once in Xiaoyu's ending)
- Sound Ideas, ELECTRICITY, SPARK - HIGH VOLTAGE SPARK, ELECTRICAL 02 (Heard anytime when you perform a supercharger on Heihachi)