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Tekken 8 Officially Revealed during State of Play – Effinate Games


Tekken 8 is the latest entry in one of the longest running fighting game franchises of all time. After being teased shortly before, Bandai Namco Entertainment has given us a first proper look at the new post, stunningly rendered in Unreal Engine 5. This new post was revealed during Sony’s State of Play, and here’s everything we know about it so far.

Tekken 8 officially revealed

If you missed the announcement, check out the reveal trailer below.

The trailer gives us a disclaimer that this is real-time rendered footage, and it looks absolutely stunning. The jump between the visuals of Tekken 7 is clear and it looks like the developers are making full use of Unreal Engine 5.

Jin Kazama confronts Kazuya

Picking up after the defeat of Heihachi Mishima, Tekken 8 focuses on the rivalry between Jin Kazama and his father, Kazuya Mishima, who is currently hell-bent on world domination.

Katsuhiro Harada, the head producer at Bandai Namco Studios, had the following to say about the reveal.

“The team at Bandai Namco Studios has been working hard to bring groundbreaking new features TEKKEN 8, which pushes 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 coming months!”

Jin Kazama in Tekken 8
Jin Kazama

Arnaud MüllerBandai Namco Europe SAS CEO had the following to say

“TEKKEN has for more than 25 years now meant so much in terms of innovation and uniqueness for the fighting genre. TEKKEN 8 marks the true continuation of this trend of innovation, and we’re excited to finally announce it,…We look forward to showcasing the exciting features, characters, and stories this episode will bring to continue pushing the fighting game genre forward. “

Tekken 8 platforms

As the title fully utilizes Unreal Engine 5, Bandai Namco Entertainment has confirmed that Tekken 8 will only be coming to the current generation of consoles. It means that it comes to Xbox Series S|X, PS5and PC.

Screenshot showing the latest Tekken rendered in Unreal Engine 5

The release window is not out yet.

What did you think of the Tekken 8 announcement trailer? Are you excited for the latest entry in the iconic series? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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