Legendary brawler Tekken made its triumphant return at the PlayStation State of Play today, showcasing Tekken 8 with some brutal battling between the legendary Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. Utilizing the Unreal 5 engine, the game is eye-poppingly gorgeous. Let’s get into it:
Developed by Bandai Namco Studios Inc., TEKKEN 8 pushes the envelope for fighting games and takes full advantage of the power of the latest generation of consoles by creating one of the most visually stunning and immersive titles in the genre yet. TEKKEN 8 picks up after the gruesome battle that ended in Heihachi Mishima’s defeat, focusing on a new rivalry pitting father against son as Jin Kazama stands in defiance against Kazuya Mishima’s quest for world dominance.
Chief Producer for Bandai Namco Katsuhiro Harada had this to say on the title:
“We are very excited to show the next generation of TEKKEN, 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.”
CEO Yoshi Niki of Bandai Namco America added:
“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, 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.”
The game is coming exclusively to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, as well as PC sometime in 2023. Stay tuned, it’s gonna be bashy time soon enough!
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