After the leak on the release date, Bandai Namco takes over the communication with a trailer that smashes. A very special novelty has also been unveiled.
Famed Katsuhiro Harada took to the stage at Gamescom 2023 to give an update on Tekken 8. In addition to talking about the launch, the franchise producer/director also made a sweet reveal regarding a new game mode.
A punchy trailer for Tekken 8
As suggested by a leak, tekken 8 will be available from January 26, 2024 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Upon release, the fighting game will have a cast of 32 fighters with Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama, Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, King, Lars Alexandersson, Hwoarang, Jack-8 etc.
The essential Story mode will be back in Tekken 8 with a major novelty, the Arcade Quest. A single-player mode that wants “to recreate the arcade feeling of fighting games”. Like street fighter 6Dragon Ball FighterZ or the franchise Guilty Gear, players will be able to have a cute or ugly avatar depending on taste, and navigate through a hub with different activities such as playing on an arcade machine. It really looks like the recent SF6 World Tour.
The new Tekken 8 trailer also reveals the release of three editions, Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate, with unique pre-order bonuses. Everyone who reserves a copy will receive the avatar of Paul Phoenix. And for PS5 players, there will be the Mokujin avatar skin. At launch, the fighting game will have an expected feature. Cross-play to face fighters from all platforms (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC). Additionally, Tekken 8’s multiplayer should provide a quality experience thanks to netcode rollback. An option to reduce the lag as much as possible. If you lose a match, it will therefore logically be your fault but not that of the title…