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Tekken 8 – Release date, trailer, platforms, & more

All hail the King!

After seven years of waiting, Tekken 8 finally has a release date! Prepare for a great fighting experience as some beloved fighters are coming back to the next entry of this legendary fighting game. To make things more interesting, Tekken 8 will introduce a new game mechanic called the Heat System, which awards offensive-minded players with special attacks and enhancements.

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What is the release date of Tekken 8?

Tekken 8 will be released on January 26, 2024. There are three different editions to choose from, ranging from Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate. Pre-orders kick off on August 22.

Pre-orders will unlock the Paul Phoenix Avatar Costume. There's also a pair of PlayStation-exclusive Avatar skins for Mokujin and Tetsujin.

What platforms will Tekken 8 be on?

Tekken 8 will, as a next-gen game, be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. It's expected that crossplay will be available from the start, so prepare for some PS5 vs. PC vs. Xbox fights!

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All confirmed fighters in Tekken 8

Maybe the most important news is this list of confirmed characters in Tekken 8:

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

You'll notice the return of some long-lost but never-forgotten fighters. Tekken will feature 38 total characters, so there's a large cast to choose from. We can't wait to get the chance to grab a controller and start playing!

Tekken 8 Trailer

The Tekken 8 trailer showcased several details from the Story mode of the game. Everything still revolves around the conflict between Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. What's important is that Jun Kazama is returning to the franchise to sort things out. We also saw gameplay centered around some of the most famous characters from the game's lengthy history. Check out the Tekken 8 trailer below:

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