Tekken 8 Announced at State of Play, Will Launch on PC and Next-Gen

Ule Lopez
Tekken 8

Previously on Tekken’s next big title, EVO 2022 set the stage for the next big project, and fans were excited to hear that, among the Tekken World Tour news, a tease of Kazuya in the next game’s engine.was shown, with more trailers to come later. On the new PlayStation State of Play, developer Bandai Namco revealed a brand-new trailer for Tekken 8.

Yes, you read that correctly. Tekken 8 is indeed a reality, and the new trailer has in-engine gameplay. Tekken 8’s new gameplay features series icons Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima in a heavy storm, showing off an unnamed stage as well. You can watch the new trailer below.

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Right away, the game has extremely polished visuals, and several mechanics appear to return, like the corkscrew launch of Tekken 7, for instance. Rage also makes a return, with Jin using what appears to be a brand-new Rage Art designed for Tekken 8. A tease of Devil Jin was shown in the Rage Art animation; however, that doesn’t confirm whether Devil Jin is playable separately.

Outside of the footage in the trailer, that’s all that really happened. A release date wasn’t disclosed at the show, nor were any other returning characters. There was just a “Stay Tuned” message at the end of the trailer, and, well, given that Tokyo Game Show 2022 is later this week, that’s very plausible.

Tekken 8 will be released at an unspecified date for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S|X consoles.

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