Finally, and it has been a while, Tekken is coming back. And from the footage shown at Sony’s State of Play tonight, it’s looking better than ever.
The devil you say
It’s been a while. Like, a while, since we’ve seen a Tekken game. For those who can’t quite remember, Bandai Namco’s premier fighting series last appeared in 2015, with a Tekken 7 that proved to be incredibly long-lived.
While that was great to see, especially since Tekken 7 was a great game, I think most fans would say it’s more than time for a new bout. And of course that’s now official, thanks to Sony’s State of Play event.
The title was announced tonight with a short trailer that’s incredibly visually impressive, though not much else. We know only two of the fighters that’ll eventually appear on the roster, and just the bare bones of the story. Yes, the classic Mishima story line is over, but there’s a brand new one brewing.
Check it out below…
“We are very excited to show the next generation of TEKKEN,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Chief Producer, Bandai Namco Studios Inc. “The team at Bandai Namco Studios has been hard at work to bring groundbreaking new features to TEKKEN 8, pushing 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 months to come.”
“Building on TEKKEN’s 25-year history as an innovator in the fighting game genre, TEKKEN 8 marks the next major chapter in this legendary franchise,” said Yoshi Niki, CEO, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “TEKKEN 8 is a leap forward for the series, built from the ground up for next-gen platforms to give new and returning fans the most engaging experience ever set in the TEKKEN universe.”Bandai Namco press release
Look for a lot more on Tekken 8 in the months to come, and look for the game to eventually appear on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam).