Tekken is one of the biggest fighting game franchises in the whole world and many gamers grew up playing different installments from this staggering franchise.
If you are a true Tekken fan then you must be aware that a new installment in the Tekken franchise is around the corner and is titled Tekken 8.
Tekken 7 was no doubt one of the greatest Tekken games ever made. The storyline, graphics, and gameplay mechanics were all top-notch.
If you are a true gamer that is curious to know about Tekken 8 Release Date then you have landed at the best page as today we will be discussing Tekken 8’s Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer, News, Rumors & More so without any further delay let’s get started.
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Tekken 8 Release Date
Finally, The Release Date for Tekken 8 has been revealed by the developers recently at the Gamescom event and the game is all set to release on January 26, 2024.
We advise you all Tekken fans to be patient as January is only a couple of months away and it’s only a matter of time till you guys will be able to get your hands on the game.
We hope that Tekken 8 surpasses the expectations of many gamers worldwide and the developers deliver us gamers a new staggering and extraordinary experience. So now let us discuss Tekken 8 Trailer.
Tekken 8 Trailer
There are a few Tekken 8 Trailer Released on different platforms and we will provide you with a gameplay Trailer for the game down below.
The Trailer above shows us how Tekken 8 Gameplay will be and what the storyline of the game will be. We can see Jin Kazama and his father, Kazuya Mishima, fighting in the middle of a barren, stormy wasteland.
The two trade blows back and forth before Jin lands a finishing blow on Kazuya using the power his devil gene provides him.
The Trailer looks awesome and if the gameplay will be similar to it then we might be in for a treat. Now let us discuss Tekken 8 Storyline.
Tekken 8 Storyline
Tekken 8 Trailer did not give information about Tekken 8 Storyline but we can speculate that it will revolve around Jin and Kazuya as Jin plans to take down Kazuya once and for all.
We can also see in the Tekken 8 Trailer that the storyline of the game will feature Jin who has learned to control his devil gene powers and uses them against Kazuya Mishima.
We will update you guys as we get our hands on more information about Tekken 8 Storyline so all you guys need to do is sit back, relax, and stay tuned to our page. Alright now let us discuss Tekken 8 Gameplay
Tekken 8 Gameplay
The developers (Bandai Namco) have stated that they’ve built Tekken 8 from scratch and this means that the gameplay of Tekken 8 will be far better and divergent than Tekken 7’s gameplay.
We have already seen a Trailer for Tekken 8 Gameplay and it looks quite astonishing. The developers have even revealed a list of changed game elements, some of which are very divisive.
Counterhit standing 4 kicks now follow up with a smaller combo instead of launching by default. Running tackles and wall bounces are two examples of specialty mechanics that are completely eliminated.
Chip damage will make a return in Tekken 8 after its absence in Tekken 7. The new gameplay system will do some amount of damage to enemies even when they’re blocking and this is good news for players with an aggressive playing style.
The most talked-about gameplay element is the Rage art which will no longer work on enemies that are blocking. This was it for Tekken 8 Gameplay now let us discuss Tekken 8 Characters. We will provide you guys with the gameplay of Tekken 8 down below for you guys to understand better.
Tekken 8 Characters
Bandai Namco has revealed a few of the Tekken 8 Characters. The confirmed Tekken 8 Characters are:-
- Kazuya Mishima
- Jin Kazama
- Asuka Kazama
- Jun Kazama
- Lars Alexandersson
- Leroy Smith
- Marshall Law
- Nina Williams
- Paul Phoenix
These are all the confirmed Tekken 8 Characters but there are many main characters like Bryan Fury, Kuma, Eddie Gordo, Lee Chaolan, Hwaorang, Steve Fox, and Dragunov that are yet to be revealed by the developers. However, a few characters like Heihachi, Kazumi Mishima, Bob, Feng, Leo, and Miguelare very Unlikely to return.
In Gamescom 2023 the developers also revealed that 36 new unique characters will also be featured in the game.
A new game mode has also been added to the game which is known as Arcade Quest where players will need to create their own customized animated character and meet new people in an Arcade zone. Alright this was it for Tekken 8 Characters now let us discuss Tekken 8 Platforms
Tekken 8 Platforms
The developers have revealed Tekken 8 Platforms and they are PlayStation, Xbox and PC now let us discuss them one by one.
Tekken 8 for PlayStation
Tekken 8 for PlayStation is something that all fans were hoping for and yes Tekken 8 will be available on PlayStation 5. However PS4 gamers won’t be able to enjoy the game as it won’t be released on it.
The game won’t be released for the PS4 as it won’t be able to handle the visuals and gameplay that Tekken 8 offers and also the PlayStation 4 is almost a decade old now.
PS5 gamers will have full advantage of 4k gaming with high framerates. Ps4 Gamers can check out our article for Best Co-op PS4 games to cure your boredom.
Tekken 8 for Xbox
Tekken 8 for Xbox is something that was bound to happen as Xbox Series X and S are perfectly capable of running the game flawlessly.
Xbox gamers will enjoy the game and have a high refresh rate experience. However, the game won’t be released on the Xbox One console as it is almost a decade old and won’t be able to handle the visuals and gameplay that Tekken 8 offers.
Tekken 8 for PC
PC gamers can chill as Tekken 8 for PC is something they do not need to worry about as the developers have made it official that Tekken 8 will be released for PC.
However, we hope that Bandai Namco optimizes their game well so that even mid-rage PCs can run the game flawlessly without any frame drops and at constant 60FPS.
Must Read: 10 Best Characters In Tekken 7
Tekken 8 News
The director of Tekken 8 (Katsuhiro Harada) accidentally spilled some beans about both rollback netcode and crossplay during a recent rant on social media.
The director responded to a fan requesting the confirmation of rollback netcode and he responded by saying that the game already has what you want and we don’t make huge announcements. We will link down the whole response for you guys.
already installed it, and it already has what you want. The reason WHY we don't make big announcements like cross-play is Cuz even if we make big announcements, people like you will only say things like, "waaaa! That's normal in this day and age."— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) April 9, 2023
So shut up & sit the hell down. https://t.co/ZA1ZKMV9gC
Well, we agree with Katsuhiro Harada as it is better to not make huge announcements. The developers want players to be patient and have faith in them.
We believe that this Tekken game is going to be something really awesome and will be remembered for years. Alright now let us discuss Tekken 8 Rumors & Leaks
Tekken 8 Rumors
There are tons of Tekken 8 Rumors spreading across the internet like fire and one of them is that Tekken 8 will be delayed to 2025.
We believe that this Rumor is untrue as the developers won’t be delaying the release date to 2025. We advise you to take all the Tekken 8 Rumors with a grain of salt and not get your hopes high as the majority of them turn out to be untrue.
Frequently Asked Questions
When was Tekken 7 released?
Tekken 7 was released on 18 February 2015.
What kind of game is Tekken?
Tekken is a fighting game that features many different characters with different and unique abilities that can be used to defeat their opponents.
On what platforms is Tekken 7 available?
Tekken 7 is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Who is the strongest character in the Tekken series?
The strongest character in the Tekken series is Jin Kazama.
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