Tekken 8: What We Know So Far About the Upcoming Cross-Platform Fighter

  • Greg Burn

Since its announcement at Sony's State of Play in September 2022, fans have eagerly awaited more information on the highly anticipated Tekken 8. While a specific release date remains unknown, we do have some insight into the game's base roster, new arenas, gameplay mechanics, and platform availability. Here's everything we know so far about Tekken 8.

First and foremost, Tekken 8 will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC platforms. In a move that will please gamers everywhere, it has been confirmed that the game will be entirely cross-platform. This means that no matter which consoles you or your friends are using, you'll be able to face off in the ring without any issues.

The most recent Tekken 8 trailer was released in February and showcased several characters and new locations for players to brawl in. The return of Jun Kazama is one of the highlights of this latest installment. The current roster includes fan-favorites such as Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, King, Paul Phoenix, Nina Williams, Ling Xiaoyu, Jack-8, Marshall Law, Leroy Smith, Lars Alexandersson, Asuka Kazama, Emilie "Lili" De Rochefort and Hwoarang.

While details about new or returning gameplay mechanics are still scarce at this point in time, from what we've seen so far through trailers and teasers, it appears that players can expect a mix of both familiar features and fresh additions. These elements are sure to create an exciting experience for both seasoned veterans and newcomers to the series alike.

Ultimately, the anticipation surrounding Tekken 8 continues to grow as fans eagerly await further details. With its appealing blend of a robust character roster, revamped and innovative arenas, full cross-platform support, and a fusion of classic and novel gameplay mechanics, Tekken 8 is poised to become an essential addition to any fighting game aficionado's collection. Keep an eye out for future updates and developments as we get closer to the game's eventual release.