After teasing the announcement at the recent Evo 2022 championships, Bandai Namco has officially revealed Tekken 8. The announcement was made during the recent PlayStation State of Play event, confirming that it will be current-gen only as it listed PS5. However, we also have confirmation that it will be coming to Xbox Series X/S as well as PC.
The striking reveal trailer for Tekken 8 pits Jin Kazama up against his father, Kazuya Mishima, showing the two pretty evenly matched. While we do some glimpses of gameplay, it seamlessly transitions into cinematics so it’s hard to tell if we’re looking at proper in-engine footage of the game in action. Nonetheless, this epic showdown is a good indication that the soul of the series is still in tact, but now with a massive visual facelift.
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Tekken 8 was listed as coming to PS5, leading many to believe that it would be exclusive. However, IGN has reported that it will be coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC as well. It’s possibly being built in Unreal Engine 5 considering its predecessor, Tekken 7, was built using Unreal Engine 4.
As far as the plot or any other details go, we know very little about this upcoming fighter other than its title and potential conflict (again) between Jin and Kazuya. The Mishima family might play a pivotal part in the next game, though it has remained that way since the series began. Hopefully we get more trailers soon that offer concrete gameplay, new and returning characters and some less vague story details.
Tekken 8 will be the successor to Tekken 7, which launched in arcades back in 2015 before finding its way to consoles and PC in 2017. The acclaimed fighting game franchise has been around for over 25 years now, making it one of the longest-running fighters on the market next to household names like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat.
Tekken 8 currently does not have a release date but will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Check out the awesome trailer below.