tekken 8 kazuya mishima trailer

Kazuya Mishima dominates in wicked Tekken 8 trailer

‘Enough of this Farce’

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Bandai Namco has released its first character trailer for fantastic looking fighter Tekken 8 — And, perhaps as it should be, the first combatant to step into the King of Iron Fist Tournament is Tekken’s original protagonist, the nefarious Kazuya Mishima.

The flashy, no-nonsense trailer sees the former Mishima Zaibatsu head going to work on his offspring and long-time rival Jin Kazama, laying in the spine-bending leg sweeps and spin kicks that wowed arcade goers way back in 1994. Decked to the nines in a slick suit and alligator skin coat, Kazuya utilizes extended chains and impactful single strikes to knock his boy seven ways ’till Sunday, ultimately calling upon the terrifying Devil Gene in order to get the job done.

In addition to the Kazuya showcase, the new trailer also shows off a stunning Times Square-style battleground, awash in neon signage, theater marquees, and nightlife. The new trailer is a super showcase of the power behind Tekken 8‘s Gen-9-only technology, with amazing particle effects and dazzling, crisp colors. The trailer feels like a statement of intent, assuring fans that they’re about to get a taste of Tekken like never before, propelling the long-life franchise into the new year and beyond.

Tekken 8 is currently in development for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X with an expected 2024 release date.

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