EVO 2023’s teaser of Tekken 8 hinted at its release. At this year’s fighting game championship, footage showed Kazuya tossing Heihachi over a cliff to seek revenge – only for static to appear instead and an older and disfigured Kazuya with red eye appears with text saying, ‘READY.”
Rumours regarding Tekken 8 remake and sequel have been swirling, so this brief trailer should put any fears to rest. As its depicts an older Kazuya in its teaser trailer, chances are high it is not.
Last year, Nvidia’s GeForce Now client displayed Tekken 8 as one of many leak games alongside GTA: The Trilogy, PC adaptations of God of War and Final Fantasy 7 Remake as well as Street Fighter 6. Another leak game had since been verified as well as other leak games like GTA: The Trilogy.
Katsuhiro Harada, series director for Tekken 7, revealed for PC was interviewed and given questions by us regarding whether this game would become live-service platform, and/or would lead directly into Tekken 8. If players like what they see with 7, that may happen; otherwise we might release and modify so much that a whole new number needs to be designated – we have some early ideas but ultimately everything depends on players!
Netflix is releasing Tekken: Bloodline, an anime-styled adaption based on Tekken 3. Jin Kazama, Kazuya’s son, trains alongside his grandpa Heihachi as he seeks retribution against Ogre. 18 August.
About Tekken 8
Tekken is an iconic Japanese media property consisting of multiple fighting video and arcade games as well as film and print versions.
The series centers around the Mishima Zaibatsu’s King of Iron Fist Tournament, and gives players control of multiple characters to win it and ultimately control of Mishima Zaibatsu; players explore conflict between Mishima family members while discovering various motivations of various other characters to take over control of Mishima Zaibatsu.
Gameplay features blocks, throws, escapes and ground fights; while subsequent episodes include combinations, special moves and stage breaking. Tekken was an early 3D fighting game.
Namco originally released the first game in 1994 and since then there have been nine further entries, eight spin-off games, three films/media productions as well as multiple reviews praising its immersive experience and gameplay of Tekken 2/3; subsequent releases also received positive feedback due to this approach.
This series has received great critical acclaim and commercial success, selling more than 53.5 million copies worldwide to become one of the top selling video game franchises ever. Players have applauded both its gameplay mechanics and replay potential.