Tekken 8 Release Date: Here’s what we know about Tekken 8, one of the largest fighting game franchises. Question about the release of Tekken 8? Tekken 7, one of the world’s greatest fighting games, was the best in the series, so fans are eager to see what the creators have in store.
Tekken fans were delighted to learn that the game was in production during September’s Sony State of Play, with a clip showing gameplay in the new game engine. Now that Tekken 8 is in production, here’s all we know about its release date, trailers, gameplay, plot, and more.
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Tekken 8 Release Date Supposition
Tekken 8 has no release date yet. The new teaser has Tekken fans excited, but it just says “Stay Tuned” without a release date or timeframe.
Series creator Katsuhiro Harada said that the game is being constructed from scratch in Unreal Engine 5 with no Tekken 7 assets, hence most estimate a late-2023 or 2024 release.
The only Tekken 8 teaser shows Jin Kazama and his father Kazuya Mishima fighting in a bleak, windy wasteland. Jin finishes Kazuya down with his demon gene strength after they fight.
The trailer’s disclaimer suggests that the video is real-time, in-engine footage, which if accurate indicates the finished game will have spectacular visuals.
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Story of Tekken 8
The teaser reveals that Jin and his allies would try to kill Kazuya.
Tekken 7 ended with Kazuya murdering Heihachi and resuming the G Corporation-Mishima Zaibatsu conflict. Jin returns from a coma and plans to defeat Kazuya.
The devil gene, which allows Jin and Kazuya to turn into more powerful devils, has been the subject of recent episodes. Jin still struggles to manage his demon gene, unlike Kazuya.
The trailer’s finale suggests that Jin has learnt to manage the devil gene, so it will be fascinating to see how this influences his tale and Devil Jin’s persona.
Gameplay of Tekken 8
As said, series creator Katsuhiro Harada has verified that the game is being constructed from scratch, but the teaser doesn’t reveal many features, so we can’t promise anything.
The footage shows improved visuals over Tekken 7, but the gameplay appears identical. In Tekken 8, characters will likely maintain much of their gameplay.
The video ends with Jin doing a move that mimics his Rage Art, albeit the functionality hasn’t been confirmed. The Rage Art and Rage Drive features in Tekken 7 were essential to the meta of the game.
Tekken 8 Listing
Tekken 8’s lineup is eagerly awaited, and although we don’t know much, several characters are expected to return.
After appearing in the trailer, Jin and Kazuya are likely to return, but other major characters like Lars Alexandersson, Lee Chaolan, and Alisa Bosconovitch may also return.
Tekken 8 will likely have DLC characters like Tekken 7, allowing less popular characters a chance to return. Fan favourites like Paul Phoenix, Yoshimitsu, and King are likely to return.
Given Heihachi’s apparent death in Tekken 7, it’s unclear whether he’ll return, although characters have survived volcanoes before. Heihachi’s destiny won’t be revealed until the complete release due to its possible storyline surprise.
Guest characters like Street Fighter’s Akuma and King of Fighters’ Geese Howard may not return due to their licences expiring.
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