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Tekken 8: PlayStation Showcase Release Date Speculation, Platforms, Roster, Gameplay, Story

Everything we know about Tekken 8, from the gameplay to the roster, release date, platforms, and more.
Tekken 8: PlayStation Showcase Release Date Speculation, Platforms, Roster, Gameplay, Story

After seven long years, developer Bandai Namco Studios has finally revealed Tekken 8. The title will feature spectacular gameplay (judging by the first trailer) and will continue after the events of Tekken 7.

While the developers have provided us with limited information, this is what we could figure out about the game. This guide will cover everything we know about the release date, platforms, gameplay, story content, and fighters. 

Update on 1 June 2023: We've updated this article with the latest news and info on 'Tekken 8', its release date, and more.

Latest Tekken 8 News & Leaks

1 June 2023: Tekken 8 beta soon?

Tekken 8's beta might be coming soon as the game has been sneakily added to Steam's database, according to SteamDB.

22 May 2023: Tekken 8 official Discord server & Hwoarang reveal

5 May 2023: Lily gameplay trailer reveal
10 April 2023: Crossplay for Tekken 8 confirmed.
24 March 2023: Lars Alexandersson gameplay trailer
9 March 2023: Jin Kazama gameplay trailer revealed!
24 February 2023: Kazuya joins the fight in Tekken 8
10 February 2023: Nina Williams gameplay trailer for Tekken 8 revealed!
27 January 2023: Checked for any new info on Tekken 8

We've checked for Tekken 8 information and news to add to this article.

11 January 2023: We should see more of Tekken 8 in 2023

With Tekken 8 getting announced at The Game Awards 2022, we should see more information about the next big fighting game from Bandai Namco come in throughout 2023, so stay tuned.

December 16 - Updated confirmed list of Tekken 8 characters/fighters.
  • Jin Kazama/Devil Jin
  • Kazuya Mishima/Devil Kazuya
  • Jun Kazama
  • Lars Alexandersson
  • Jack-8
  • King II
  • Marshall Law
  • Paul Phoenix
December 9 - New Tekken 8 Story & Gameplay Trailer Revealed At The Game Awards

Bandai Namco has shared their best look yet at Tekken 8 with a new Story and Gameplay teaser trailer at The Game Awards.

You can watch the minute-long trailer just below, along with a few more details nabbed from the trailer description, which also gives a few more insights into some of the returning characters.

"Father. Son. Mother. This family reunion is going to be explosive. TEKKEN 8 is bringing back old grudges to the new generation – Kazuya, Jin, Paul, King, Law, Lars, Jack-8 and…the return of Jun Kazama! Get ready for the next-gen battle and look forward to a lot more in the next edition of Tekken – old and new!"

8 December: Watch The Game Awards 2022 live!

We are 100% certain that Tekken 8 will show up at The Game Awards 2022, so get ready!

Tune in the watch The Game Awards 2022 via the YouTube stream embedded below. It kicks off on 8 December at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT and 9 December at 00:30 GMT.

2 December 2022 update - Tekken 8 reveal incoming!

A credible report suggests we will see a Tekken 8 reveal at The Game Awards 2022. Hopefully, this will even include some gameplay. Read our news piece about the Tekken 8 reveal and get ready for 8th December 2022.

18 November 2022 - Tekken 8 might not release in 2023!

According to a new rumor/leak, it appears that Tekken 8 has a chance of not releasing in 2023. The leak notes that the aim is to release Tekken 8 in the fiscal year 2023, which in Japan begins in Q2 2023 and ends in Q1 2024.

When Will Tekken 8 Be Released? Speculation

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The King of Iron First Tournament will return in full force. (Picture: Bandai Namco Studios)

At the time of writing, there is no official confirmed release date for Tekken 8, but in this article, you’ll find all (if any) information that the developer shared, as well as some speculation from Ginx on when we could see it launch.

At the EVO 2022 line-up, Bandai Namco Studios teased the new Tekken 8 could be a sequel or remake of the original Tekken 1 game. According to an official blog post by Bandai Namco Studios on 14th September 2022, “ Tekken 8 brings the fight to the next generation”.  

Confirming that Tekken 8 will be a brand new entry to the franchise. However, you must be wondering when Tekken 8 will be released. At the current time of writing, Tekken 8 does not have a confirmed release date.

Which platforms will Tekken 8 support?

Tekken 8 will be powered by Unreal Engine 5 and exclusively available for the following platforms: Playstation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and Windows PC.  

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The events of Tekken 8 will follow after Heihachi Mishima’s death. (Picture: Bandai Namco Studios)

Tekken 8 Gameplay & Story 

Tekken 8 will follow the story of two main characters, Jin Kazama and father Kazuya Mishima, continuing the tragic saga of father and song grudge matches.

The new entry of Tekken 8 will continue after the events of Tekken 7, where Jin proclaims to destroy Kazuya and the cursed Mishima bloodline along with him.

Check out the Tekken 8 announcement trailer from the Sony's State of Play in September 2022 below.

In a PlayStation Blog post, Katsuhiro Harada, the Executive Producer and Director at Bandai Namco Studio, explains what you are seeing in the trailer: "This trailer was actually taken directly from a certain part in the current work-in-progress Tekken 8’s story mode, played on PlayStation 5. In other words, all the character models, backgrounds, and effects are the same ones that are used in-game.

"Although this was captured from the story mode, it is not a pre-rendered movie made for the trailer but rather real-time rendered footage, running at 60 frames per second, similar to how you would experience the game in versus battle modes."

Aside from these details, there has been no additional information regarding the story. However, we will endeavor to update this article as soon as new information becomes available. 

As mentioned previously, Tekken 8 will include new gameplay using Unreal Engine 5. Giving your fights more stunning and destructive visual effects

Tekken 8 Fighters Roster

The Tekken 8 confirmed fighters/character roster so far is as follows:

  • Jin Kazama/Devil Jin
  • Kazuya Mishima/Devil Kazuya
  • Jun Kazama
  • Lars Alexandersson
  • Jack-8
  • King II
  • Marshall Law
  • Paul Phoenix

And that concludes our guide on when Tekken 8 will be released.