Tekken 8

First revealed at the beginning of Sony's State of Play presentation in September 2022, TEKKEN 8 will take the series to new heights with breathtaking next-gen visuals and a much higher budget than its wildly successful predecessor, TEKKEN 7. Chief producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed TEKKEN 8 will boast a fully immersive story mode blending action with cinematics in new ways using the power of Unreal Engine 5.

Tekken 8's coliseum stage looks absolutely sick!

Producer Katsuhiro Harada told IGN in a December 2022 interview that "aggressiveness" is a key word that can be used to describe various new elements of TEKKEN 8's updated gameplay system. While many core aspects of gameplay from the likes of TEKKEN 7 will remain intact, TEKKEN 8's new mechanics are being designed to make the game fun and immersive to watch as well as compete in. TEKKEN 8 will introduce a new gameplay system currently referred to as "Heat" which is meant to enhance and articulate the aggressiveness of TEKKEN's tried-and-true gameplay.

The battle of father versus son rages on...

Regarding the continued storyline of the Mishima saga, Harada mentioned that Jun Kazama will play a prominent role and "focal point" in TEKKEN 8's storyline. This will be the first time Jun Kazama has appeared in a canonical TEKKEN installment since 1995's TEKKEN 2. Jun's affinity for animals, an important part of her design according to Harada, will also be portrayed in her intro animations and in the game's cinematic story mode. We'll be learning more about TEKKEN 8's story content soon.

Tekken 8 shines with insane particle effects using Unreal engine 5.

In addition to the incredibly detailed character models built from the ground up for TEKKEN 8 (not reusing any assets from the prequel), TEKKEN 8 will boast insane next-gen particle effects, realistic weather effects like rain which will show on characters' bodies, immersive stage animations and background destruction, and multiple versions of some stages set at different times of the day.

Get ready for the next battle! 

Stay tuned on Fighters Generation for upcoming TEKKEN 8 news, updates, character reveals, and original content coming soon!


Page Updated: May 30th, 2023
Developer(s): Bandai Namco
Publisher(s): Bandai Namco
Designer(s): Katsuhiro Harada  (Chief Producer)
Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Release Date(s): TBA 2024
Characters Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama, Jun Kazama, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, King, Lars Alexandersson, Jack-8, Nina Williams, Ling Xiaoyu, Leroy Smith, Asuka Kazama, Lili Rochefort, Hwoarang, Bryan Fury
News Links Apr. 2023: Lili Rochefort Announced for TEKKEN 8
Apr. 2023: Harada on TEKKEN 8 Crossplay, Rollback Netcode

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First Impression:

As someone who has been playing TEKKEN since the very beginning all the way back to when the original arcade / PlayStation 1 title was "new" (yes, I'm old)... and also someone who has spent the last 5+ years dedicated to "mastering" TEKKEN 7's complex and rewarding system (and still loving the game after all this time)... of course, I'm beyond ecstatic for TEKKEN 8 and I feel very lucky to be a fan of the series for most of my life.

We can all think of video games that have impacted our lives in one way or another. Competing in countless TEKKEN tournaments since the TEKKEN 5 days, creating video content, and simply enjoying the game at a "high level" with close friends is nothing short of bliss. Bearing witness to the game's growth in popularity, along with the distinct and dramatic evolution of the characters, has been a pleasure. I can't wait to talk more about TEKKEN 8!
~TFG Webmaster | @Fighters_Gen

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