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Tekken 8 Seemingly Teased by Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco has seemingly teased Tekken 8 at the recent Evolution Championship Series or Evo 2022. During the trailer announcing free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades for Tekken 7, the Japanese publisher dropped a very brief teaser of Kazuya Mishima with the caption “Get Ready.”

Evo 2022 featured a variety of fighting games as part of its cycle of tournaments, ranging from Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Dragon Ball FighterZ to Guilty Gear Strive. However, Tekken 7 has been one of the main attractions of the championships since its launch in 2017. This year was special, however, as the Tekken 7 tournament wrapped up with a teaser revealing the next Tekken game.

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The actual teaser for the next Tekken game is short and reveals little other than Kazuya smirking at the camera. The caption “Get Ready” is a good indication that we’re looking at the next mainline Tekken entry, Tekken 8. The announcement was accompanied by a surprise appearance by Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada who briefly appeared on stage and jumped up and down in excitement with the Evo hosts.

Tekken 7 first released in arcades in 2015 before making its way to consoles and PC in 2017. The game has seen regular updates since then, adding new features, modes and fighters – some as crossover collaborations from other franchises including Fatal Fury, Final Fantasy and The Walking Dead.

It’s been seven years since the last mainline entry in the series so Tekken 8 is long overdue. Bandai Namco didn’t offer any more information outside of the teaser so the expectation is that we’ll see an official, bigger reveal sometime this year – possibly during PlayStation’s next big event or at The Game Awards in December.

In the meantime, fans can look forward to Tekken 7 receiving free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades if you already own the game on PS4 and Xbox One. The free update will arrive on 17 August 2022.

Source: Evo 2022

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