Ever since the initial tease of Tekken 8 at Sony’s September 2022 State of Play, the gaming community has been abuzz with anticipation. With its visually impressive gameplay trailer and introduction of some new characters, Tekken seems ready to make a grand comeback.
But when exactly? Below, this article provides the latest scoop on everything you need to know about Tekken 8’s release date, story, and gameplay.
Tekken 8 Release Date: When Should We Expect It?
It has been speculated that Tekken 8 will be released late in 2023 or early 2024, targeting the new generation gaming consoles like PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Bandai Namco, the game’s developer, hasn’t officially announced a date yet, potentially waiting for the dust to settle from releasing heavy hitters like Mortal Kombat 1.
Interestingly, in an episode of ‘Harada’s Bar’, Harada hinted that Tekken 8 might wait out the hype of other significant releases, like Street Fighter 6. Given the Fall release of Mortal Kombat 1, it is quite plausible that Bandai Namco might delay Tekken 8 to maximize its impact.
Story Behind Tekken 8:
In Tekken 8, the story mode revolves around the dramatic showdown between Kazuya and Jin. Unveiled at The Game Awards, the story trailer provided a sneak peek into the game’s stunning environments and action-packed narrative. Beyond this tantalizing preview, Bandai Namco remains tight-lipped about the full scope of the story mode.
Tekken 8 Character Roster:
Tekken 8 promises a robust character roster, with 16 confirmed characters. Here are the fighters already announced:
- Jin Kazama / Devil Jin
- Kazuya Mishima / Devil Kazuya
- Marshall Law
- Paul Phoenix
- Nina Williams
- Bryan Fury
- Lars Alexandersson
- Jun Kazama
- Emilie De Rochefort, aka Lili
- Asuka Kazama
- Leroy Smith
- Ling Xiaoyu
- Claudio Serafino
Stay tuned for more reveals and gameplay trailers for new characters to ensure you do not miss out on any updates!
Tekken 8 Gameplay: A New Level of Immersion
The first look at Tekken 8’s gameplay offered a dazzling display of visuals and environmental dynamics. The attention to detail, especially in character models, and enhanced particle effects, such as water interactions with the fighters, have truly taken the series to a new level of realism.
Harada’s deep dive into new game mechanics has also ignited excitement amongst fans. Elements like Rage, the recovery gauge, the Heat system and more are set to bring a fresh perspective to the fighting experience.
When is Tekken 8 expected to be released?
Tekken 8 is speculated to be released in late 2023 or early 2024.
How many characters are confirmed for Tekken 8?
There are 16 confirmed characters for Tekken 8 as of now.