Tekken 8 is getting a surprise demo next week. Bandai Namco announced that the upcoming fighting game, which is scheduled to launch on 26 January will get a demo on 21 December.
According to the official announcement, the Tekken 8 demo will give player the opportunity to access the first chapter of the story. You’ll also be able to test out the local versus fighting mode. There are no online features and lobbies in the demo whatsoever.
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The Tekken 8 demo is very different from the previous beta tests. The tests focused on server stability and player feedback regarding the rollback netcode feature. However, this demo is more of a package which you’ll be able to download at any time to test out the game. So even if you don’t pick Tekken 8 up at launch, you can simply download the demo before you’re itching to make the purchase.
The opening chapter of the Tekken 8 demo will also give players a look at how the story develops. The game is set six months after the events of Tekken 7 and the first chapter will tie into this story arc.
From what we know, the Tekken 8 story focuses on the Mishima feud. Specifically on Kazuya and his son Jin. Tekken 8 is scheduled to launch on 26 January for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The demo is playable on all those platforms too. Be sure to check out our local pre-order guide for all the different versions of the game you can pick up.
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