The Tekken franchise may grow and evolve, adding new features and mechanics, but one thing is for sure: Panda will always find a way in. Bandai Namco has confirmed that Panda will be playable in Tekken 8. There’s no trailer yet, but her profile is available on the game’s official roster page.
The description (translated via DeepL) reveals that Panda is searching for Xiaoyu. After learning about her dedication to finding Jin Kazama, Panda accompanies Xiaoyu on a global journey. Unfortunately, six months pass, and there’s no sign of Jin. Nevertheless, Panda remains dedicated to Xiaoyu and her quest, utilizing Heihachi-style Kuma Shinken once more.
What happens next will likely be revealed in Tekken 8’s story, so stay tuned. The fighting game is out on January 26th, 2024, for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC, with a closed beta test set for October. Head here for more details on changes from the network test and new content that will be available. You can also learn more about the return of Tekken Ball and the new Super Ghost Battle feature here.