Years ago, when the only other 3D fighter of quality was Sega's Virtua Fighter, Namco rose up with their own fighting game title, then titled Rave War. Eventually though, the name Tekken (Iron Fist) was introduced and the two fighting franchises have been battling it out ever since. One may argue eternally which title is better, but in terms of barefoot babes at the time, there was a clear winner indeed- Tekken introduced us to a hot barefoot blonde bombshell named Nina Williams. An assassin by trade who was as beautiful as she was cold and deadly efficient, this dangerous femme fatale instantly became my favorite.
Nina's original, barefoot P1 costume in the first Tekken.
Though the game certainly is quite primitive and dated by now, the first Tekken's character design for their resident blonde babe was awesome, at least for barefoot fans. Her main outfit (the first of all her trademark purple costumes) was a spandex suit, sleeveless and ending in tight capri-length pants which left her barefoot, showing off her shiny red nail polish. As seen in the Intro cinematic for Tekken on the PSX, Nina wore this outfit on her stealthy assassination missions- the thought of this sexy assassin padding around on silent bare feet is surely a wonderful image on every foot fan's mind. Nina's fighting style was also pretty cool- mixing aikido and 'Bone martial arts', her linking grapples were awesome (and for the time, revolutionary) and unique, and it just went perfectly that a grappler like her would go barefoot for maximum freedom of movement. You can just imagine this fickle babe wrapping her legs around you in a crushing hold and then dominating you with her sexy feet. Then afterwards, she'd place her foot on your chest in victory, forcing you to kiss her long, lovely toes in submission and worship her beautiful, smooth soles (actually, no need to force us, of course...).
Here's a look at the Playstation CG Intro movie for Tekken, featuring barefoot Nina in action.
Unfortunately, for one reason or another, Namco's designers would not retain Nina's barefoot MMA-look in subsequent installments of Tekken, electing instead to go with the more expected and mundane stilletos or boots. Even so, that first, early barefoot outfit of Nina would always remain one of my favorites, making the original Tekken a Must Have in a barefoot fan's gaming library.
Thankfully for barefoot fans everywhere, the latest chapter in the King of Iron Fist Tournament sage, Tekken 6, once again gives us a barefoot Nina Williams through customization. By equipping the item 'No Tights' (Only for Nina's 1P side outfit), you can recreate Nina's sexy barefoot look in the original Tekken, only a lot sexier and of course, in full HD with the awesome graphics of this generation of games. What can I say... Nina has NEVER looked as gorgeous as she does in Tekken 6, and her feet have never been as beautiful and sexy. Nina once again returns as a deadly assassin serving the Mishima Zaibatsu under Jin Kazama, setting out to crush everyone trying to get at her new employer beneath her sexy feet. I can't wait to see Nina kick ass (and get her ass kicked) later this year when Tekken 6 hits consoles. For now, check out these barefoot Nina ryona videos from Tekken 6.
This video shows off Nina in her default P1 outfit, sans footwear. This is perhaps the closest you can get to recreating Nina's original barefoot purple outfit in the first Tekken. It's not an exact match... but, well, looking at how hot it is, I'm not complaining...
The next vid shows off Nina in one of her alternate outfits, a black version of her Death By Degrees costume, again sans any footwear. You can really appreciate how damn beautiful, realistic and detailed her bare soles and toes are in this vid. Tekken 6 is sure to be one of the hottest- if not THE hottest, barefoot babe game ever.
Here's another Tekken 6 vid, showing Nina being hit with Lee Chaolan's side throw (and showing gobs of incredible sole shots in the process). She'll get even with the lout, surely.
This vid has Nina being hit with some throws from Armor King...
And here's Nina on the receiving end of creepy Sergei Dragunov's throws. Once more, lots of great views. If you think the graphics look great here, wait till you see this on your HD TVs, in full 60FPS. Best. CG Feet. Ever. Heheh.