Tekken 8: A Major Milestone in the Fighting Game Franchise
Bandai Namco has been actively promoting Tekken 8, the latest installment in their renowned fighting game series. Recently, the game showcased its first gameplay footage on PlayStation and received positive feedback from players during a successful network test. With character gameplay reveals and leaks piquing fans’ interest, the game now officially has a release date – Gamescom 2023 ONL. Moreover, a new trailer has been released, providing a glimpse of the exciting features Tekken 8 has to offer.
Tekken 8 Showcases Major Features and Introduces Four New Characters
Set to launch on January 26, 2024, Tekken 8 will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam. The game boasts an impressive roster of 32 unique characters, including the return of four beloved characters from previous games.
The newly released trailer confirms the comeback of Dragunov, Shaheen from Tekken 7, Steve Fox, Leo, and Yoshimitsu. While the trailer provides only a brief glimpse of each character’s Rage Art, fans can anticipate intense and thrilling gameplay. The story of Tekken 8 takes place after the events of Tekken 7, with Heihachi Mishima having met his demise and Nina Williams taking control of a group of Jack-8s.
Beyond the engaging single-player story and online gameplay modes, Tekken 8 introduces fresh single-player content. Players can look forward to a brand-new Arcade Quest mode, enabling them to create unique avatars and compete against other players. Customization plays a significant role in the game, with players having the ability to customize their chosen characters, from appearance to attires. Additionally, the game features a tournament mode and a Battle Hub reminiscent of Street Fighter 6. It’s worth mentioning that character customization from previous games will make a comeback in Tekken 8, allowing players to tailor the roster to their preferences.
Furthermore, an interesting detail showcased in the trailer is the ability to unlock classic outfits for the characters, such as Paul’s iconic attire. This feature adds an extra layer of depth to the game and demonstrates the developers’ dedication to providing a fulfilling gaming experience. Additionally, the trailer offers a glimpse of special weapons from Tekken 7’s character customization in action.
With its wide array of features, Tekken 8 caters to both seasoned Tekken players and newcomers, ensuring an enjoyable and thrilling experience for all.