Fighting games are a great way to enjoy your games, especially when playing with your friends offline or playing with other people online. There’s good news for action-fighting gamers. There’s a new Tekken game making its way to your PlayStation and PCs very soon. You see, Tekken is a top-rated fighting game that has been around since 1994.
The last Tekken game, i.e. Tekken 7 was released in 2015. So you can see the long gap between Tekken 7 and Tekken 8. Let’s cut to the chase and go straight into everything you need to know about the new Tekken 8 game.
Tekken 8 Release Date
Tekken 8 was first revealed back in September of 2022. We got to see a reveal trailer for the game that gave us a very small glimpse of what we can expect from the new game. The announcement trailer was revealed during the Sony State of Play 2022 event. However, during the State of Play trailer, all we got to see was a stay-tuned text.
Thankfully enough, we have seen a full game trailer and gameplay footage from Tekken 8 and we can say that the release date for Tekken 8 is slated to release anytime in 2024. So yes, there’s still some more time to wait before you can get your hands on the game. Watch the announcement trailer from 2022 by heading here.
Tekken 8: Developers and Publisher
As you would expect, Tekken 8 is being developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The same team behind very popular games such as Digimon World: Next Order, Doraemon,- Story of Seasons, Pac-Man, Elden Ring, Little Nightmares II, Project Cars 3, and Dragon Ball Z just to name a few.
Tekken 8 Official Game Trailer
Later on in 2022, during The Game Awards Show that takes place in December, the developers for Tekken 8 revealed the official trailer for the game. The trailer is short but an action-packed one, You get to see stories as well as fight scenes between the characters. It is in this trailer that we get to see what Tekken 8 will be called. The official trailer for the game ends with text that says Fists Meet Fate. Go watch the trailer for the game over here if you haven’t already watched it.
Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer
While we all know what we can expect from any Tekken game at this point, there is always joy in watching the gameplay for a new game. The developers have also released the gameplay trailer for Tekken 8 even though the release date for the game is quite far away. A lot of developers need to take some points and release gameplay footage instead of making fans wait until the release date. The gameplay footage that the developers have revealed is called Marshall Law.
The gameplay trailer revealed the new challenger to Tekken 8- Marshall Law. The gameplay trailer shows you the various moves being used on the opponent. Looking at the gameplay, we can have a good idea of how perfect the graphics are and also the various effects that you see when you hit your opponent. This gameplay trailer can be defined as a tribute to one of the most respected martial arts fighters. Looking at how Bruce Lee is being added to Tekken 8 has made a lot of fans eagerly wait for this new game.
You can check out the gameplay for the other characters in Tekken 8.
Tekken 8: Supported Platforms and System Requirements
So far the new Tekken 8 game is set to be released on the Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 5, and on PC via Steam. The PS4 seems to be left out as well as the Xbox One. It seems like the older generation consoles might not be able to handle this graphics-intensive game quite well. In terms of the system requirements needed for PC users, that information is yet to be announced. In all fairness, there is a lot of time for the game to be released. And we can expect such information to be made available during the next State of Play event that will be held later this year.
Tekken 8: Confirmed Characters
Now, let’s take a look at all the characters that are expected to be playable in the all-new Tekken 8 game. The developer also stated that there will be more characters that are yet to be announced.
- Devil Jin
- Devil Kazuya
- Jin Kazama
- Jun Kazama
- Kazuya Mishima
- Lars Alexandersson
- Marshall Law
- Nina Williams
- Paul Phoenix
This concludes everything we know so far about the brand-new Tekken 8 game. Yes, it indeed is a moment of joy to see that there’s a brand new Tekken game coming out after a long gap of 9 years. Now, let’s wait and hope for more information to be revealed from the developer about the game, as well as system requirements for the PC user. Until then, it’s a good time to go back and play the older Tekken games either on your PlayStation console or your PC. We will update this page as and when there’s more information available.