Published on September 14th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning
THE KING OF IRON FIST TOURNAMENT RETURNS IN FULL FORCE IN TEKKEN 8
Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Europe S.A.S. today announced TEKKEN™8, the new entry in the legendary TEKKEN franchise. TEKKEN 8 brings the fight to the next generation, using Unreal Engine 5 and coming exclusively to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Developed by Bandai Namco Studios, TEKKEN 8 pushes the envelope for fighting games taking full advantage of the power of the latest generation of consoles by creating one of the most visually stunning and immersive titles in the genre yet. TEKKEN 8 picks up after the gruesome battle that ended in Heihachi Mishima’s defeat, focusing on a new rivalry, pitting father against son as Jin Kazama stands in defiance against Kazuya Mishima’s quest for world dominance.
“We are very excited to show the next generation of TEKKEN”, said Katsuhiro Harada, Chief Producer at Bandai Namco Studios. “The team at Bandai Namco Studios has been hard at work to bring groundbreaking new features to TEKKEN 8, pushing the feeling of power in battles continuously further by harnessing the power of the latest generation of consoles. We can’t wait to show you more in the months to come!”
“For more than 25 years now, TEKKEN has meant so much in terms of innovation and uniqueness for the fighting genre. TEKKEN 8 marks the true continuation of this innovation trend, and we are happy to finally be able to announce it,” says Arnaud Muller, Bandai Namco Europe S.A.S CEO. “We are looking forward to showing the exciting features, characters and stories that this episode will bring to continue pushing the fighting game genre forward”