Tekken 8 is a fighting game developed and published by Bandai Namco.
Its story revolves around Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima’s new rivalry, as Kazama attempts to foil his father’s plans for world domination.
The middleweight boxer is quick with his punches, dealing damage with strong lows while bobbing and weaving out of danger.
The latest entry in Bandai Namco's flagship fighting game series launches on January 26th, 2024, for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC.
Bandai Namco has released a new gameplay trailer, shining the spotlight on German martial artist Leo Kliesen.
Ahead of its launch on January, Tekken 8's full base roster of 32 characters has now been revealed, with Reina being the final addition.
Voiced by Vincent Cassel, Victor is all about "refined violence," utilizing speed and a variety of weapons, including knives and a saber.
The total roster for Bandai Namco's fighter is now at 30 characters, with two more to be revealed on November 2nd and November 12th.
Check out the new single-player focused mode where players venture to arcades present in the world and battle AI opponents.
The director of Tekken 8 has indicated that Street Fighter 6 may have been the reason for Tekken 8's January release date.
Xiaoyu's bodyguard accompanies her on a journey to find Jin, relying once more on Heihachi-style Kuma Shinken in battle.
The Heat System has been adjusted to reduce long combos, and characters like Azucena, Feng Wei and Raven will be playable.
The classic mini-game returns at last, while Super Ghost Battle generates AI ghosts based on past fight data of real players.
Introduced in Tekken 5, the martial artist returns to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, the closed beta will run from October 20th to 23rd.
Players can feel the Heat System and stage destruction through the controller's "rumbles and haptics," with 7.1.4ch audio in Story Mode.
Some titles will appear on stage, while others are playable for attendees. A mysterious announcement is also coming on September 23rd.
Bandai Namco has also revealed a new mode for the upcoming fighter, a story-focused experience that will focus on the arcade scene.
The release date could be officially announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live, where the fighting game is confirmed to appear.
Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada confirms the highly anticipated upcoming fighter will be present at tomorrow's showcase.
Bandai Namco has previously said the fighting title will be out before April 2024, but a specific release date has yet to be announced.
Director Katsuhiro Harada has also told gamers to stop having allergic reactions to every new bit of detail about the game.
Shadow Agent Raven returns after his absence in Tekken 7, while Bandai Namco has also introduced Azucena, the Peruvian queen of coffee.
Bandai Namco accidentally posted reveals for unannounced characters on its official Tekken 8 website, before promptly taking them down.
"Such actions breach the terms of service and the Tekken World Tour Code of Conduct," reminds the developer and Bandai Namco Esports Team.
A number of characters that have yet to be officially confirmed for Tekken 8's roster have seemingly leaked via its Closed Network Test.
Available next week for Xbox Series X/S and PC, the closed test will evaluate network quality and provide a "high-end game experience."
The exorcist specializes in mid-range combat with punishes, counters and the ability to unleash Starburst for massive damage.
Attendees can go hands-on with all titles, including SAND LAND, which is playable for the first time in Europe, and Tekken 8.
The test will feature 16 playable characters and five stages, with PS5 participants gaining access first from July 21st till July 24th.
An updated listing with images and logos from the upcoming fighter indicated a Closed Network Test, potentially being announced soon.
The sadistic kickboxer excels at punishing opponents, despite having some risky combos. He also has a Gatling gun, for some reason.
An image from the PlayX4 2023 show in Seoul showcased what seems to be an early version of the fighting game's character screen.
The Taekwondo specialist returns and his kicks are still as devastating as ever, keeping opponents off balance at all times.
Emilie De Rochefort is the latest character to join the current-gen fighter's roster, unleashing her gymnastics-based offense on Asuka.
Katsuhiro Harada also notes that while PC specs aren't confirmed, more powerful hardware is better for native 4K gameplay.
Tekken 8 game director and series producer Katsuhiro Harada confirms the game will launch with rollback netcode and cross-play.
The Grandmaster of Drip and the Spirited Peacemaker have now been confirmed for the upcoming fighter's roster.
Xiaoyu is the latest character confirmed for the current-gen sequel, using speed and mix-ups to overwhelm and annihilate opponents.
Jin's mother returns after years of absence and uses the Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts to cleanse the world of evil.
Check out the trailer introducing the newest member of the Tekken 8 roster—Jack-8.
The leader of the Tekken Force rebel group is back, retaining his incredible speed and lightning-infused strikes and launchers.
The legendary luchador joins the sequel's roster, dishing out piledrivers, powerbombs, clotheslines and much more with ease.
Bandai Namco is continuing to fill out Tekken 8's roster of fighters, and confirms that series mainstay Marshall Law will be returning.
The hot-blooded martial artist will be included in Tekken 8's roster of fighters, Bandai Namco has confirmed with a new trailer.
Along with hard-hitting strikes, Jin's moves include instant counters to enemy attacks and techniques imbued with the Devil Gene.
Heihachi's son is still as explosive as ever, unleashing powerful strikes and transforming for long-range laser beam attacks.
Bandai Namco confirms the next instalment in is fighting series will release in the coming fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2024.
Arika to handle "improvements, bug fixes, and usability improvements for online matches" and provide "advice on our developed online battle algorithm."
The new Heat System opens up the potential for combos and tactics while being easy for beginners to pick up and experiment with.
Special Control Style is available in all modes, including Online Ranked, and players can switch between it and Arcade Style at any time.
"Aggression" is the keyword of Tekken 8, as explained by executive director Katsuhiro Harada and game director Kohei Ikeda in a new video.
Bandai Namco confirms the Silent Assassin will be part of Tekken 8's roster of playable fighters at launch.
A release date won't be revealed at the Tekken World Tour 2022 Grand Finals in February, but the team is preparing "something special."
Classic characters like Law, Lars, Paul, King, and Jack-8 also return in the upcoming fighter, coming to Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC.
Bandai Namco has officially confirmed that it'll be offering another look at its upcoming fighter at The Game Awards next week.
Fighting game player and Twitch streamer AvoidingThePuddle shares an image of merch that says to tune in on December 8th for the sequel.
Bandai Namco says the next big instalment in is flagship fighting series could launch in fiscal year 2023.
Bandai Namco's sequel has finally been announced for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC. Here's what it needs to avoid to improve on its predecessor.
Director and executive producer Katsuhiro Harada confirms that everything in the upcoming fighter is being built from the ground-up.
Director and executive producer Katsuhiro Harada also confirms that the game will feature dynamic battle stage effects, as seen in the trailer.
Bandai Namco has announced the next mainline entry in its popular fighting franchise with a brief new trailer.
A new video features Kazuya Mishima at the end of Tekken 1, before transitioning to a new render and the words "Get ready."