Tekken 8 has released a new gameplay trailer at The Game Awards 2022, although Bandai Namco still hasn’t slapped a release date on the game.
The reveal video, embedded below, shows legendary Tekken characters Jin and Kazuya fighting on the side of a volcano, before it shows them brawling in a variety of different locations – something that Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada came onstage to reveal was running in real time, in-engine.
Tekken 8 is now teasing the return of several original characters, with Kazuya, Jin, Paul Pheonix, King and even Jun Kazama all returning to the series. This is Jun’s first appearance in the mainline Tekken universe since Tekken 2. Lars and Jack 8 round out the announced roster so far.
Tekken 8 is coming to PS5, PC and Xbox Series X|S and was first teased in August this year. The full announcement came during Sony’s State of Play showcase in September, and it’s the first entry in the series since Tekken 7 appeared in arcades in 2015, although most players didn’t play it until it jumped to home consoles in 2017.
Back in September, Harada said: “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.”
In June, Tekken 7 became the best-selling title in the long-running series, hitting the 9million milestone globally. It was also revealed at the time that the franchise had sold 53million copies overall, setting high expectations for Tekken 8 to live up to.
In other news, Supergiant Games has announced Hades 2, a sequel to the studio’s critically acclaimed 2020 roguelike game that is set to launch in Early Access next year.