Get Ready For The Next Battle! Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed Tekken 8 starting last year, with multiple teasers about the main story which will involve Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima as its two main characters.
Tekken 8 introduces new gameplay mechanics such as the Heat System, which adds new attacking avenues and combos that the players can utilize. Also, Tekken 8 has vastly improved graphical aspects thanks to Unreal Engine 5 which the game uses.
While fans are eagerly anticipating the release of Tekken 8, Bandai Namco has yet to announce a firm launch date, so we must wait for Tekken’s major tournaments within the Tekken World Tour 2023 calendar to get further information.
Currently, Bandai Namco Entertainment has showcased 12 playable characters for Tekken 8’s early alpha build. As per the latest Evo Japan 2023, returning characters Leroy Smith and Asuka Kazama have joined the roster in this installment.
Here is the full list of the confirmed characters for Tekken 8:
- Kazuya Mishima
- Jin Kazama
- Jun Kazama
- Nina Williams
- Paul Phoenix
- Marshall Law
- Lars Alexandersson
- Ling Xiaoyu
- Asuka Kazama
- Leroy Smith
- Bryan Fury
Players and fans can rest assured that these characters will not be the end of it, as the Tekken franchise’s base games usually brought an extensive roster with them. Tekken 7, for instance, has 36 characters in its base roster.
Tekken 8 will launch on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.