Bandai Namco Entertainment has released a new trailer for its anticipated upcoming fighting game, Tekken 8. Titled ‘The Story So Far’, it recounts the turmultuous history of the Mishima family, particularly the rilvalry between grandfather, father and son trio Heihachi, Kazuya and Jin. It’s not just any story recap video, though, as it’s presented by none other than actor Brian Cox.
Yes, Brian Cox narrates the latest trailer for Tekken 8, taking us on a trip down memory lane as it blazes through the storyline of the Mishima family and how the King of Iron Fist Tournaments came to be. “Why do these fathers and sons keep throwing each other off cliffs?” says Cox, commenting on Tekken‘s legendary moment where Heihachi threw Kazuya off a cliff as a child, to which he returns the favour by throwing Heihachi off the same cliff as an adult. It all comes full circle.
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For those that don’t know, Brian Cox is best known for his roles in award-winning television shows like Deadwood and Succession, which recently swept the Golden Globes. In Succession, Cox plays a father who has to deal with all the backstabbing, betrayal and mischief of his children vying to take control of his million-dollar empire, so there’s something he can relate to in Tekken. “Tekken is just like Succession only with fighting bears and space ninjas,” sums up on commenter.
In related news, the recently released Tekken 8 demo helped increase the game’s pre-orders before release later this month, according to game director Katsuhiro Harada. While a 2023 release was considered, Bandai Namco made the decision to move the game’s release to early 2024 in order to avoid Capcom’s award-winning fighting game, Street Fighter 6.
Tekken 8 launches on 26 January 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Make sure you also check out the South African pre-order guide for the game including its various editions available to purchase right now. Watch ‘The Story So Far’ trailer below: