Tekken 8 is coming to PlayStation 5. This game has been in development for years, and we finally get a sneak peek. Unlike Tekken 7, I just remastered the models of returning legacy characters. Kazuya Mishima and his son Jin Kazama got from scratch. No more copy-pasted models from previous games. Legacy characters will be using new models. Jin is noticeably swole than the last game. The first trailer didn’t reveal any information about the roster, but it confirms the Father and son whose favorite bonding time is killing each other.
Tekken 8 Trailer
There is no mention of a time skip for this game, but Jin looks noticeably older. We see this dysfunctional family do what they love the most, Killing each other. This trailer may not reflect what the final product will look like, but the graphics look stunning. With Street Fighter 6 is going for a more realistic route on graphics after being stylized for years. Tekken 8 has no choice but to step it up.
Tekken has recently gained new fans due to the original anime series Tekken: Bloodline, which is available on Netflix. This series is an adaptation of Tekken 3. Because video games typically fare poorly with their adaptations, the fact that fans liked the anime version demonstrates that this alone is good for the game’s marketing.
Tekken 7 is known for including guest characters from other games and franchises, such as Geese Howard from Fatal Fury and Negan from Walking Dead. The most surprising addition is Akuma from Street Fighter because he is from a rival game franchise. I’m curious whether Tekken 8 will concentrate solely on characters from the Tekken Universe or if there will be character crossovers once more.