Bandai Namco has just unveiled four new characters featuring in Tekken 8. A total of 30 fighters have now been confirmed, and yet there is more to see in the upcoming month of November.
Published via IGN (embedded below), the reveal trailer features quick glimpses of many previously confirmed fighters. Along with this, the trailer introduces five characters: Zafina, Devil Jin, Alisa, Lee, and Panda. Although we did see Panda previously, they are now confirmed to be on the roster.
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Who Are The New Characters Revealed To Be In Tekken 8?
Devil Jin, the devil form of Jin Kazama, is the primary protagonist in Tekken 8. Kazama was first introduced in Tekken 3 and later became a fully playable character in Tekken 5. He is known to fight with Karate and is well-rounded in both pressurizing the opponents as well as performing heavy damaging punishes.
Zafina possesses many spiritual abilities, mainly from her Middle-Eastern bloodline of great warriors from the ancient past. She made her first appearance in Tekken 6, later featured in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Tekken 7 (as a DLC character in the third season pass). Zafina has the second-highest number of total stances and transitions from stances to attacks which makes her a very unpredictable character compensating for her lack of strength.
Alisa is a look-alike Android version of the daughter of Russian Doctor Bosconovitch, who created her in his pursuit of reviving her deceased daughter. She was first seen in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, and later became a part of Tekken 7 as well. Even though she is a bot, Alisa acts like a human character with emotions. Her attacks are very powerful and fast, albeit difficult to execute to perfection.
Lee is one of the OGs and one of the most popular characters in the Tekken Series. Lee was adopted by Heihachi Mishima who raised her as a rival to Kazuya Mishima in his childhood. Lee has been a long-standing part of the series all the way from the original Tekken game while appearing in every game in the series except for Tekken 3. He is often liked for his manipulative style of play and his ability to poke and annoy his opponents till they are finished.
Panda, as you may guess, is a giant panda. She is the bodyguard of Ling Xiaoyu and the love interest of Kuma (the bear bodyguard and pet of Heihachi Mishima). She was first introduced in Tekken 3 and has made several appearances since then. She features the same fighting style as Kuma, and the same non-standard hitbox making them harder to hit.
Apart from these five fighters, Bandai Namco has mentioned that the final two fighters will be revealed on November 2, and November 12.
List Of Characters Confirmed In Tekken 8
Here’s the list of all the fighters that are confirmed to be a part of Tekken 8:
- Jin Kazama
- Kazuya Mishima
- Jun Kazama
- Lars Alexandersson
- Paul Phoenix
- Marshall Law
- Nina Williams
- Ling Xiaoyu
- Leroy Smith
- Asuka Kazama
- Lili Der Rochefort
- Bryan Fury
- Claudio Serafino
- Azucena Oritz
- Steve Fox
- Sergei Dragunov
- Leo Kliesen
- Feng Wei
- Lee Chaolan
- Alisa Bosconovitch
- Devil Jin
Tekken 8 is slated for release on January 26, 2024, on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.