Tekken 8 has officially been announced during Sony's September 15th State of Play and we can't get enough of what is about to come down.  In the Tekken 8 trailer, we can see Jin Kazama go up against his father, Kazuya Mishima on the side of what appears to be a volcano. The graphics were astounding and all the details were crisp, realistic, and on point. As we all know, there is a total of 36 playable personalities in Tekken 7 and we have yet to share the Tekken 8 roster when the announcements come flying out but so far, here is the list of Tekken 8 playable characters that we know of:

Tekken 8 Characters

During The Game Awards 2022, a new Tekken 8 trailer was shared which revealed some familiar personalities that are available as Tekken 8 playable characters. In case you missed the trailer, watch it below:

Following the trailers released so far, here is a complete list of all characters part of the TEKKEN 8 Roster:

  1. Asuka Kazama
  2. Azucena
  3. Bryan Fury
  4. Claudio Serafino
  5. Devil Jin
  6. Devil Kazuya
  7. Emilie De Rochefort (Lili)
  8. Hwoarang
  9. Jack-8
  10. Jin Kazama
  11. Jun Kazama
  12. Kazuya Mishima
  13. King
  14. Lars Alexandersson
  15. Leroy Smith
  16. Ling Xiaoyu
  17. Marshall Law
  18. Nina Williams
  19. Paul Phoenix
  20. Raven
  21. Kuma/Panda
  22. Steve Fox
  23. Dragunov
  24. Shaheen
  25. Leo
  26. Yoshimitsu
  27. Feng
  28. Zafina
  29. Alisa Bosconovich
  30. Lee Chaolan
  31. Victor Chevalier
  32. Reina

Yes, you read that right, Jun Kazuya, Jin's mother, makes her return to the series. We wonder how this will make the storyline more complex than it already is by having the whole family together in the series. This makes the storyline of the upcoming installment of the game more exciting and explosive than ever. While we have the confirmation of the 10 characters already, in an announcement made in February, Nina Williams also joins the Tekken 8 roster.

The Silent Assassin makes her comeback and stays true to one of the mainstay characters in the series. Refreshed with a new look thanks to her new drip and with details never seen before, Nina Williams gets to have another go in the series.

Driven by his need for control and power to dominate the world and rid of its evil and corruption, Kazuya Mishima returns to Tekken 8 in an all-out war against his son, Jin Kazama. Following the storyline of Tekken 7, he confronted his father, Heihachi Mishima. Heihachi revealed to the world his son's Devil form which made Kazuya displeased. This fueled Kazuya to eventually best his father in battle which he then throws into volcanic magma.

The protagonist of Tekken comes back for another series in the Tekken franchise. Jin Kazama comes in at full power to put an end to his father and his ambitions of taking over the world. Despite carrying the Devil gene, Jin makes it to a point where he uses his gifts for the better, especially with the influence and upbringing of his mother, Jun Kazama.  After defeating Azazel in the desert, he was put in a coma state where he was taken by UN Peacekeepers who ultimately failed. He was then taken into a facility owned by Violet Systems where he was hunted down by Nina Williams who is currently working for Heihachi Mishima. He was able to escape with the help of his uncle, Lars Andersson. Together with Lars, Lee, and Alisa, they are all hell-bent on bringing down Kazuya and stopping the Mishima Bloodline once and for all.

The Hot Blooded Destroyer, Paul Phoenix, makes a comeback in the 8th series of the Tekken franchise. With his new gameplay reveal trailer, we see a new look for the character as he lets his tall, blonde hair down from how players would usually remember him, to being a scruffy-looking western man sporting leather and metal together with a big bike. Just like before, this hard-hitting character hits hard as always and is still a pretty viable character to play in the upcoming latest Tekken game. In the Tekken 7 storyline, Paul is waiting for his opponent but scratches his head in pure disbelief after hearing the name of Kuma through the loudspeakers. Kuma, Heihachi Mishima's pet, was a no-show so a new challenger took the spot and it was Panda. Paul bested Panda in the battle and was booed by the crowd and the audience began throwing objects towards the victor. He would then flee as the crowd went on a rampage and sent a sword flying Paul's way. The so-called “Strongest Fighter in the Universe” still waits his human opponent and dreams that it would be the likes of Kazuya Mishima.

The Legendary Dragon, Marshall Law returns in the latest addition to the Tekken Franchise, Tekken 8. Picking up from his storyline in Tekken 7, Marshall Law was in a mountain of debt due to his son and is still finding ways how to repay it. While his head was away from being preoccupied with relinquishing his bills to pay, Law lost many of his students at the dojo and was making less money than he expected. As a last resort, Law decided to look for a capable master that could replace his post to run the dojo. His buddy, Paul Phoenix, presented himself as a perfect candidate but Law knew that if Paul ran the dojo, it would go broke in half a day so he politely refused. Upon hearing of a rumor that a martial artist living in rural China was set to be the next God Fist master, he then ventured forth to his ancestral homeland to see the upcoming master. Finally meeting this famed warrior, Law was met with a knockout but was saved by Paul. The duo eventually beat Feng Wei but was overwhelmed by an aura surrounding Feng. This terrified Paul and Law so they ran away after seeing how dangerous this man can be.

The Anger of the Beast, King, makes his way to Tekken 8! With big moves that we know and love from the WWE like Pedigree and RKO, we see King make a comeback in the game making the words Beast Incarnate from Brock Lesnar look very weak. Coming from his storyline in Tekken 7, King enters the tournament to fund the hospital bills of Marduk and Armor King II. King also tries to find a way to make peace with the two fighters to avoid further unnecessary bloodshed between the two by setting up a match where they could dish out all their grievances toward each other. King started suggesting to Marduk issue a challenge letter titled retirement match once Armor King II fully recovers after Marduk does himself.

King is inspired by Pro Wrestlers Satoru Sayama and Fray Tormenta. He has always been a fan favorite and a huge icon in the game with his modern minimalistic appearance and his showboat set of moves. Will this finally be the year that King II gets the peace that he always wanted?

Lars Alexandersson, “The Lion of the Rebellion”, comes back in Tekken 8 with more lightning and thunder hitting hard against his foes. Coming back from Tekken 7's storyline, Lars saved Jin after his battle with Azazel. Together with Lee and Alisa, they watch over Jin as he recovers when all of a sudden, Tekken Force attacks together with Nina to capture Jin but manages to fend off their advances. Lars then shares that Jin is the key to ending the conflict and asks him to right his wrong and stop Kazuya, his stepbrother, in the process.

“The High Tech Annihilator”, Jack returns in Tekken 8. Following the end of the storyline in Tekken 7, Jack is now the “Chief Humanoid Weapon of the G Corporation”. The Jack program is given further funding and Jack 7 is even given a $25 monthly allowance which Jack is elated to know. He begins his poses but then gets bumped by Lucky Chloe who is listening to her music which causes Jack to lose grip of the letter and start to chase after it. Jack successfully retrieves the letter but crashes to the ground in the process.

The Light of Hope, Jun Kazama, finally makes her way back into Tekken stepping into the competition in Tekken 8. Following the storyline of Tekken picking up from Tekken 6, Jun was seen and mentioned numerous times during Tekken 4. Kazuya describes how he met Jun and how he found her to be fearless and mysterious. Jin would be found to describe how much he misses her mother and how he wishes that she were still with him. Jin defeated Ogre in honor of Jun and also recaps how she was an influence when Jin was supposed to kill Heichachi in Tekken 4.

The Dancing Phoenix, Ling Xiaoyu is back and will be a playable character in Tekken 8! Ling Xiaoyu is a Chinese martial arts master who has feelings for Jin Kazama. She infiltrates the Mishima Zaibatsu building in search of clues to find her love interest and to obtain data that would prove helpful to her search for Jin. Traveling around the world and following whatever traces she can find, six months have passed with no leads or hope in sight. There is something she needs to know from Jin, it is this unwavering and ever-growing determination that drives Xiaoyu ever forward to find Jin.

Leroy Smith, the “Grandmaster of Drip” comes to Tekken 8! Picking up his storyline from Tekken 7, Leroy is surprised that the mega-conglomerate currently waging war to split the world in two was also responsible for the atrocities committed so long ago, Leroy nonetheless resolved to eradicate the corporation if it truly was behind all of the evils he had seen. To carry out his quest, he decided to enter The King of Iron Fist Tournament, which was organized by the Mishima Zaibatsu itself.

“The Spirited Peacemaker”, Asuka Kazama is back in Tekken 8! Being the cousin of Jin Kazama, the daughter of the Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts vows to take down and bring peace to the world by defeating her cousin. She was entered into the King of the Iron Fist Tournament by Lili as she is viewed as her rival. After defeating Lili, Asuka is shocked by her rival's announcement that she has purchased Asuka's father's dojo and is planning on moving in with them. As Asuka shouts at her to explain herself, Lili waltzes around saying that she will learn the Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts and rebuild the dojo to its former glory. Lili also reels off all the information she has learned about Asuka, including her knowledge about the incident with Feng Wei and Asuka's relation to Jin Kazama. Asuka shouts in protest, demanding an explanation, and chases after Lili as they leave the arena.

The “Fighting Heiress” Emilie “Lili” De Rochefort will be making her way back to Tekken 8! In the upcoming latest installation of the Tekken franchise, Lili shows her love of cats, owning a Siamese cat named Salt. In her intro and win animations, you will see Lili chasing after her beloved pet or picking it up to hug it close to her displaying a little bit of naivety as she does not seem to understand why her cat runs off or notice it struggles to escape her embrace. Since her loss to Asuka Kazama during the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Lili has seen her as her rival and has always been eager for a rematch. Will she finally get the win against Asuka? Or will she continue to be in her rival's shadows?

Hwoarang, the Blood Talon, returns to Tekken 8 with his hard-hitting kicks and high-impact attacks. Following his story from Tekken 7,  Hwoarang still considers himself unmatched in street fighting even after losing to his considered rival, Jin. He has trained under the guidance of Baek Doo San to better his chances to go against Jin once more. After Jin Kazama declared war against the world as the CEO of Mishima Zaibatsu, Hwoarang is still in pursuit of his rival suspecting that there is more than meets the eye with his sudden appearance. After trying to track down his sworn rival which only led him to dead ends, he heard that a demon had appeared in a town and without hesitation, he hopped on his motorcycle and rushed to that area. Upon arriving, he sees the place deserted and sees Jin in his devil form. With Jin's face down on the ground and his devil powers subsiding, they are then thrown a grenade to which he grabs Jin to safety and gets injured himself. Hwoarang stirs to see Jin in retreat with the soldiers tracking him down. He tries his best to get up but collapses towards the end.

The “Harbinger of Chaos”, Bryan Fury returns to Tekken 8! Bryan Fury has traveled around the world picking fights and it's not really a big surprise given his nature and passion for war. With the world in chaos, Bryan was in his element, so when he found himself in the middle of all the fighting, he found himself in the world where he could thrive. In Tekken 7, after he defeats Bob, Bryan notices a fighter aircraft to which he begins to grab an iron bar and throws it forward to the aircraft. This sends the aircraft in smoke and blows up where Bryan turns and walks away in laughter.

The “Banisher of Demons”, Claudio Serafino is coming to Tekken 8!  The most powerful exorcist of the current generation of the Sirius Marksmen, Claudio, was visiting the Mishima Zaibatsu as their groups join forces to bring down a certain evil. Their target, Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama, has been eyed to be taken down by the group led by Claudio but was confronted by Ling Xiaoyu. He then defeats Xiaoyu and tells her that she will be a wonderful bait for this prey, and activates his powers as ominous music is heard.

Raven, the Shadow Agent, will be available to play in the upcoming Tekken series! Following the events of Tekken 7, Raven has appeared briefly in a flashback where he and his men find Jin at the desert. It's very apparent as well during the last game of the series, Raven had to be “Retrained” so hearing him say in the trailer that you should “See the results of my training” is a big nod to Tekken 7's events.

Azucena, the Perfect Blend, will be available as a playable character in Tekken 8. She is also known as the “Coffee Queen”, the only daughter of the family running the Ortiz Farm, a Peruvian coffee plantation. She became an MMA champion beloved by her fans as she broke through the scene serving as the farm's poster child. She is known to have a cheerful personality and a fearless fighting style that is adored by her fans. Her plans of joining The King of the Iron Fist tournament is to promote and give recognition to her family's farm.

Devil Jin, Zafina, Alisa Bosconovich, and Lee Chaolan all were officially revealed to be part of the roster as well in the penultimate new characters reveal trailer released on November 2.

TEKKEN 8's reveal trailer showcased a new character in the game named “The Purple Lightning” Reina. Although her origins are currently shrouded in mystery, there are rumors that her genealogy isn't a stranger to the Mishima clan at all.

Dragunov, the White Reaper, as confirmed before, has been officially announced by Bandai Namco. In Tekken 8, Dragunov returns home and is granted an extended leave for the first time in recognition of his dedication to his work. After reflecting upon his younger self, Dragunov chooses a task that will be particularly difficult to achieve. With that new aim in mind, he sets out to accomplish his goal.

Yoshimitsu, the “Mechanized Space Ninja”, is back for Tekken 8! Although this isn't much of a character reveal already as he was seen in previous trailers, he returns to the latest version of the game with a much better-reinforced armor as developed by a familiar character that we have been able to play as, Dr. Bosconovich.

Shaheen, the “Desert Falcon”, makes his way back to Tekken 8! After defeating Kazuya and proposing a treaty with him, Kazuya jumps off G Corporation Tower and transforms into his devil form to fly away. This caught Shaheen off guard and realized how diabolical Kazuya is. Right then and there, he vows to avenge his deceased friend by apprehending Kazuya the next time they square off against each other. Will he be able to do it in Tekken 8?

Kuma, the “Master of Salmon”, heads on out to Tekken 8! Paul Phoenix's rival and nemesis returns to the Tekken franchise! This particular Kuma is the son of the first Kuma who passed away due to old age sometime after the second Iron Fist Tournament. In the spirit of his long-lost master, Heihachi Mishima, Kuma trains hard to perfect his Mishima-Style techniques and dons the outfit and belt his master once wore. Will he be able to keep the tradition of Mishima-Style techniques and best his foes including rival, Paul Phoenix?

Alisa Bosconovitch, the “Destroying Automaton”, returns to the latest game of the Tekken franchise! The android built with the sole purpose of protecting its master, the former head of Mishima Zaibatsu, Jin Kazama, was forced to fight to the death against Lars Alexanderson as instructed by her master after being her control was overridden temporarily. Thanks to the efforts of Lars and the rest of his crew, Alisa's system miraculously rebooted, and is now a member of the rebel army. In the upcoming Tekken 8 game, Dr. Bosconovitch mentioned that she is now free of any control.

Zafina, the “Mystic Stargazer”. makes her way into The King of Iron Fist Tournament in Tekken 8! A warrior born into a family of exorcists whose lineage dates back to the time of ancient dynasties, her day-to-day life spent as an astrologist benefits so much from her spiritual abilities. After the world-splitting fight between Azazel and Jin Kazama, she played a vital role in sealing his spirit away utilizing her left arm with her family's secret arts.