After being teased to be there, new Tekken 8 gameplay was shown to the world during The Game Awards on Thursday night in Los Angeles.
During the show, Bandai Namco released a brand new trailer showcasing gameplay.
The first entry into the series since 2017, Tekken 8 was first revealed during EVO 2022. The game will focus on Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima, and the showdown between the two. According to Bandai Namco, “Tekken 8 continues the tragic saga of the Mishima and Kazama bloodlines and world-shaking father-and-son grudge matches.”
The company continued: “Destructive and stunning visual effects throughout the stage and moves add weight and atmosphere to each battle. Tekken 8 turns every moment of impact into a spectacle, and every victory into an epic story.”
Also included in the game’s roster is Paul, King, Law, Lars, Jack-8, and Jun Kazama!. The game is also expected to feature a character creator similar to Tekken 7.
Tekken 8 will be available exclusively on new-gen hardware PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The second installment to be built using the Unreal Engine, Tekken 8 will take advantage of the latest version of the groundbreaking game engine, Unreal Engine 5.
No release date was announced, but it’s expected that Tekken 8 will launch sometime in 2023. What do you think of the Tekken 8 gameplay trailer?