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Official gameplay for Tekken 8 revealed, will star Jin and Kazuya – Effinate Games


Tekken 8 received an official announcement during Sony’s September State of Play event. A release date for the game was not shared during State of Play, but the title is coming to PlayStation 5. The gameplay footage showed series stars Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima battling in rocky terrain near the ocean. Both men use their respective devil powers to empower each other. Tekken 8 is a direct sequel to Tekken 7, the latter of which ended with Kazuya finally killing his father, Heihachi. Now Jin aims to end Kazuya’s reign and plans to finish him off and get rid of the devil gene once and for all.

The footage used for the mode announcement trailer was shot on PS5 and rendered in real-time. Tekken 8 is classified as a title in development, subject to changes in the content of the trailer. Tekken 8 was first teased during the EVO 2022 finals when a brief glimpse of Kazuya was shown smiling in a trailer, referencing Kazuya’s iconic CG smile from the first Tekken.

The Tekken franchise was one of the first PlayStation flagship titles, with the original Tekken being one of the earliest titles released on the first PlayStation in 1995. The franchise’s story focuses on the supernatural drama between the family members of the Mishima family. After being dropped off a cliff by his father when he was a boy, Kazuya wanted to kill Heihachi and take over his company. Eventually, Kazuya has his own son, Jin, who is more benevolent than his father or grandfather.

Jin becomes the de-facto hero of the franchise and recently starred as the main character in the anime series Bloodline on Netflix. The franchise features many unique and strange characters, including a literal panda bear and a kickboxing kangaroo. Kazuya and Jin share a Devil Gene that transforms them into demonic creatures.

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