Bandai Namco Entertainment recently made a slip-up by releasing a trailer for Tekken 8, inadvertently revealing the return of the much-anticipated character, Bryan Fury. Although the video was swiftly taken down, it gained significant attention among Tekken enthusiasts and has since been circulating on the internet.
Let’s look at all the interesting Tekken 8 leaks and rumors we have access to so far.
Tekken 8 beta test might be coming soon
The discovery of a Tekken 8 Playtest on SteamDB has sparked speculation among fans. Although Bandai Namco has yet to make an official announcement, the appearance of the game on Valve’s platform database suggests a beta test may be on the horizon.
While no specific date has been revealed for the Tekken 8 beta test, there are suggestions that it could be announced during the upcoming Summer Game Fest, which is set to take place on June 8.
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Story and characters
Although Tekken 8’s plot is still a closely kept secret, it is anticipated to carry on the epic tale of the Mishima family and its unending struggles. Fans may look forward to the return of well-known characters such as Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi Mishima, Jin Kazama, and Nina Williams. In addition, rumors claim that Tekken 8 will have new characters, giving the cast fresh dynamics and enhancing the Tekken universe’s mythology.
Tekken 8: First reveal trailer
Gameplay mechanics and innovations
Tekken 8 builds upon the franchise’s iconic 3D combat system. The emphasis is on aggressiveness, with fast-paced, hard-hitting gameplay. A new mechanic called the Heat System has been introduced, allowing players to perform Heat Dashes and Heat Smashes for high damage output.
The Heat Bar fills during combat and can be activated to unleash devastating attacks and chip damage. Further gameplay elements are yet to be fully explored, as trailers and character debuts continue to unveil more surprises.
Enhanced graphics and visuals
Visually, Tekken 8 aims to leverage the power of current-generation consoles to deliver enhanced graphics, realistic character models, and detailed environments. While precise details about the story and additional characters are still under wraps, the game’s immersive visuals promise to captivate players and immerse them in thrilling battles.
Release date and platforms
Bandai Namco Entertainment has not yet provided an official release date for Tekken 8. However, rumors suggest that the game may not be launched until the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024. The game is set to be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Notably, the game will feature cross-platform play, enabling players from different platforms to compete against each other. This move promotes inclusivity and enhances the overall multiplayer experience.