Fight once more in the King of Iron Fist Tournament. Whether you are a series fan or a newbie, get ready to dive into the world of Tekken once more. Here are the details for Tekken 8, its release date, gameplay, and story.

Tekken 8 Release date: January 26, 2024

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Tekken 8 comes out on January 26, 2024. It will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It is now available for pre-order. Additionally, players can pre-order one of three versions of the game:

  • Standard Edition
    • Base Game
    • Paul Phoenix Avatar Costume
  • Deluxe Edition
    • Base Game
    • Paul Phoenix Avatar Costume
    • Gold Suit Character Costume Pack
    • Playable Character Year 1 Pass
  • Ultimate Edition
    • Base Game
    • Paul Phoenix Avatar Costume
    • Classic Tekken T-Shirt Avatar Costume
    • Jin Kazama Avatar Skin
    • Jun Kazama Avatar Skin
    • Kazuya Mishima Avatar Skin
    • Gold Suit Character Costume Pack
    • Playable Character Year 1 Pass

Tekken 8 gameplay

Tekken 8 is a fighting game, one that has existed since 1994 for the Playstation. The player chooses one character from a wide and varied roster and uses them to fight against others. Each of the characters has different fighting styles and playstyles. Players can try the characters out and discover a character that fits their playstyle. Whether it be punching, kicking, grappling, or shooting (yes, some of them have guns), there is a character for everyone. As of Tekken 7, there are 54 different characters to choose from. The official reveal release date trailer revealed that the game will have 32 playable characters at launch. You can check out our article for the game's full roster as of this article.

Other than this, the team behind Tekken 8's development wanted to emphasize the work they are doing on the game's graphics. In the original reveal trailer, the team explains, is not a pre-rendered movie meant to attract players. According to them, the footage in the trailer is “real-time rendered footage, running at 60 frames per second”. In other words, players can expect their fights in the game to look as good as, if not better than, what is in the trailer. The team also wanted to how the background of the stage was dynamically changing. Changes in the stage's state are not something new in the Tekken franchise. However, it would seem that the team is also putting a lot of work into improving it and making it look and act better.

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The Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live also revealed new information about the upcoming game. To be specific, they revealed that the game had an Arcade Quest mode, which looked like a literal arcade. Additionally, they used the trailer as an opportunity to reveal the rest of the game's roster. Specifically, they revealed Leo, Steve, Kuma, Dragunov, Shaheen, and Yoshimitsu. The trailer also showed what seemed to be mini-games.

Tekken 8 story

Continuing on from where Tekken 7 ended, Tekken 8 will focus on the Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama. This father-and-son combo has been fighting each other for quite a while now in the series, so it would be interesting to see just how this game's story will go. The original trailer itself is a scene from the story mode of the game, so it gives a glimpse of just what we can expect from the game itself. We will just have to wait and how this all unfolds.

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