Tekken 8 – Jun’s Return, Rage Arts, Heat System, and More Revealed

A release date won't be revealed at the Tekken World Tour 2022 Grand Finals in February, but the team is preparing "something special."

Posted By | On 12th, Dec. 2022

Tekken 8_02

Following the newest gameplay trailer for Tekken 8 at The Game Awards, Bandai Namco provided more details on certain aspects in a recap panel with producer Katsuhiro Harada. Jun Kazama, last seen in the non-canonical Tekken Tag Tournament 2, is back. As it turns out, she was never dead and only missing till now. Character illustrator Mari Shimazaki, known for her work on Soulcalibur 5 and Tekken 7, designed Jun’s new outfit.

Battle Stage destruction is still an “important element” of the fighter, and Rage Arts also returns. For those worried about Paul’s hairstyle, there’s a way to change it back to the classic paintbrush mop. Side-stepping and side-walking are also still in. Regarding the new Heat System, some thought that only certain moves could initiate it. However, there are other ways, which will be detailed later.

The Tekken World Tour 2022 Global Finals take place in Amsterdam on February 4-5, 2023, and sadly, the developer won’t announce the release date there. However, the team will prepare “something special” and hopes fans will look forward to it.

Tekken 8 is coming to Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC, with Bandai Namco estimating a launch in fiscal year 2023. That means sometime between April 1st, 2023, to March 31st, 2024. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

PlayStation Portal Demand Continues to “Exceed Our Expectations”, Says Sony

PlayStation Portal Demand Continues to “Exceed Our Expectations”, Says Sony

PlayStation's Hiromi Wakai says the initial intent was to "expand the PS5 console game experience, not launch ...

Future Games Show Spring Showcase Announced for March 21st

Future Games Show Spring Showcase Announced for March 21st

The showcase will feature over 40 titles, with publishers like Quantic Dream, Bandai Namco and The Chinese Roo...

Ripple Effect Studios’ Battlefield Game is a Free-to-Play Battle Royale Title – Rumour

Ripple Effect Studios’ Battlefield Game is a Free-to-Play Battle Royale Title – Rumour

It's been claimed that the battle royale title will tie into the next mainline Battlefield game, similar to Ca...

Next Battlefield is Targeting an October 2025 Launch – Rumour

Next Battlefield is Targeting an October 2025 Launch – Rumour

The game will allegedly feature a modern-day setting, as well as 64-player multiplayer as part of a "back to t...

Tekken 8 Development Cost is “Nearly Triple” of Tekken 7, Says Series Producer

Tekken 8 Development Cost is “Nearly Triple” of Tekken 7, Says Series Producer

"Development costs are now ten times more expensive than in the 90s," said Katsuhiro Harada. "Even the Fight L...

Shin Megami Tensei 5: Vengeance Pre-Orders Now Live, Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed

Shin Megami Tensei 5: Vengeance Pre-Orders Now Live, Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed

The $69.99 Digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game, three Mitama DLC for additional money and EXP, and t...