Tekken 8 reveals Feng Wei, locks in date for next closed beta test

The God Fist is back for more.

Tekken 8

If you’re not ready for a serious brawl, step back, because Feng Wei is returning to the arena in Tekken 8. Bandai Namco is here with another reveal for the next entry, pairing the announcement with info on the next Closed Beta Test. You’ll get a chance to play again on October 20, 2023, so read on for details and see the God Fist in action below.

Feng Wei first made his way into the Tekken series in 2005’s Tekken 5. He’s been playable in every subsequent entry, and now he’s looking for a vengeful second shot at Leroy Smith. He suffered a major defeat at the hands of Leroy in the previous tournament. To make up for that loss, Nina Williams has offered Feng another opportunity in exchange for his support of G Corp. 

Screenshot via Bandai Namco Entertainment

Trial by combat

For those interesting in trying out Feng Wei and Tekken 8, registrations are now open for the new Closed Beta Test. 19 characters will be available during the test, including the newly-announced Feng Wei. Players will get a chance to dig into cross-platform online matches, and will be among the first to try the new Tekken Fight Lounge.

This is essentially a lobby where players can interact, create custom avatars, set up matchmaking, and more. Among the spots you’ll find within it are the Battle Area, Customization Shop, Tekken Dojo, and Beach. Tekken 3‘s ridiculous Tekken Ball mini-game is also back for anyone who wants to brawl dodgeball-style. 

You can check out the schedule and sign up here ahead of the test’s October 20 kickoff. Tekken 8 is set to launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on January 26, 2024. 

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