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Tekken 8‘s apparent release date has appeared online.
According to reliable leaker Aggiornamenti Lumia, who scrapes the backend of various digital storefronts to find release information, Tekken 8 will be released on January 26, 2024.
During Opening Night Live, series director Katsuhiro Harada appeared on stage to confirm the game’s release date and to show a new story mode trailer, which can be seen below.
The news is the latest in a series of apparent leaks regarding the upcoming fighting game. Earlier this week, Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada tweeted: “I’m aware that there are some minor information leaks. They contain old information that has already been changed or deleted.
“Not only that, but the source of the leaks has been mostly identified. The information that is currently leaked is only given to organisations that dare to be involved in debugging and localization.
“The next leak will identify the individual leaker (we have set up different parts of the ROM for every organization (internal as well as external) and line within the development, and this will work in the future).”
Prior to the discovery of the apparent release date, images from last month’s EVO event appeared to confirm a recent roster leak.
The images, which show the character Steve and a look at the roster, were reportedly taken at the Tekken 8 both at EVO, where players had been given the chance to try out the game.
The game’s whole roster was allegedly leaked last month thanks to Cheat Engine, a PC application that allows players to manipulate their games via various community-made scripts.