Nina Williams comes guns ablazin’ into Tekken 8

Tekken 8 Nina Williams

What happened, Miss Williams?

It’s a good time to be a fan of fighting games and a good day for those who love their sexy silent assassins. Nina Willaims, star of Death by Degrees and also a Tekken mainstay, got her first solo trailer for the upcoming release of Tekken 8. Nina, sister of fellow fighter Anna Williams, sports an unforgettable look this time around, and I honestly can’t take my eyes off of her. The last Tekken game that I played was Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for the Wii U and she was definitely one of my most played characters. Given her history with the series, I don’t think there was ever a danger of Nina not appearing in Tekken 8, but I’m glad I didn’t have to wait too long to get her confirmed.

The reveal of Nina Williams for Tekken 8 follows previous trailers for the upcoming fighter that have confirmed other returning favorites. Other fighters set to appear in this highly anticipated sequel include:

  • Marshall Law
  • Paul Phoenix
  • King
  • Lars Alexandersson
  • Jin Kazama
  • Devil Jin
  • Jun Kazama
  • Kazuya Mishima
  • Jack-8

Nina’s trailer was just one of a few notable pieces of Tekken news today. To ready players for Tekken 8, Executive Director Katsuhiro Harada and Director Kohei Ikeda presented an in-depth look at some of the new systems that’ll be introduced in the game, including the new Rage System and a detailed look at the Heat System that was previously announced. The video, posted below, also confirms Tekken 8 will include an optional simplified control scheme that combines the Easy Combo and Assist features from Tekken 7. Bandai Namco also confirmed the Tekken World Tour 2023 would return this year with Tekken 7 and the entire tournament would be fully offline.

Tekken 8 is still without a set release date, but when the game does arrive, you’ll be able to pick it up for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X|S.

CJ Andriessen
Editor-at-Large – CJ has been a contributor to Destructoid since 2015, originally writing satirical news pieces before transitioning into general news, features, and other coverage that was less likely to get this website sued.