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New Tekken 8 videos show off Nina in action, and the new “aggressive combat system”

Fans awaiting more of Bandai Namco’s upcoming Tekken 8 should be happy with today’s drop. Take a look at two new trailers, and some fresh info.

A classic returns

There’s still quite a bit that’s under wraps when it comes to Bandai Namco’s next fighting epic, Tekken 8. That’s to say, outside of the fact that the title will continue the tale of the Iron Fist, and the Mishima family.

Today we got a decent amount more on the game though, including the reveal of a returning fighter with Nina Williams. A classic Tekken combatant, Nina has pretty much been there from the beginning, and for every installment thereafter. She’s easily a fan favorite too.

Check her out in action:

Nina Williams is bringing back her smooth and deadly fighting style inspired by various martial arts. As a trained assassin, she’s also armed with weapons to help defeat her foes in style. For TEKKEN 8, the development team has completely reworked Nina’s character model for new-generation game platforms. Her moves and techniques are also enhanced, including introducing new abilities to fit with the philosophy of “aggressiveness” in the game’s new combat system. Nina Williams joins previously announced characters in TEKKEN 8 that include Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, Jun Kazama, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, King, Jack-8, and Lars Alexandersson.

Bandai Namco press release

Pumped? Well, hang on, because there’s more.

Attack aggressively

Along with the Nina reveal trailer, Bandai Namco also dropped a special dev diary. The video goes a bit more into detail on the game’s actual gameplay, and the new focus on “aggressive” play.

Now you might think that all fighting games have that automatically, and that’s something that the publisher acknowledges. What’s meant by the tag though, has more to do with ‘aggression’ as a theme.

Tekken Project executive director Katsuhiro Harada, and Chief director Kohei Ikeda (Nakatsu) explain in the nearly 40min video below.

(More) Pumped? Tekken 8 has no launch date just yet, but is coming to the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC (via Steam).

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