Tekken 8 has been officially announced and the first gameplay premiered.
“In the trailer, you can see this level of quality in the newly created playable character models that completely sets itself apart from the current Tekken 7, and in little details like how water droplets run down the character’s skin,” wrote Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada.
“This is not footage created solely for trailer purposes, but an actual real-time rendering of what is happening on the game screen.”
“We are very excited to show the next generation of Tekken”, said Katsuhiro Harada, Chief Producer at Bandai Namco Studios. “The team at Bandai Namco Studios has been hard at work to bring groundbreaking new features to Tekken 8, pushing the feeling of power in battles continuously further by harnessing the power of the latest generation of consoles. We can’t wait to show you more in the months to come!”
“For more than 25 years now, Tekken has meant so much in terms of innovation and uniqueness for the fighting genre. Tekken 8 marks the true continuation of this innovation trend, and we are happy to finally be able to announce it,” says Arnaud Muller, Bandai Namco Europe S.A.S CEO. “We are looking forward to showing the exciting features, characters and stories that this episode will bring to continue pushing the fighting game genre forward.”
The game was first teased at Evo 2022 when a brief clip of Kazuya was shown as part of the stream.
Although the teaser didn’t explicitly state that it was for Tekken 8, there hasn’t been a new Tekken game for seven years so a new one is due.
Tekken 7 was released in 2015 and has been receiving regular DLC updates since then.