Git Reddy Fur…
While we don’t have an exact release date for Bandai Namco’s flashy-looking scrapper Tekken 8, (with the good money pointing to spring 2024), that hasn’t stopped the publisher from throwing the levers on the hype engine, having already released over 10 dynamic character trailers, spotlighting the heroes and villains who are getting in gear for the next King of Iron Fist Tournament.
Since its inception way back in 1994, the Tekken universe has grown at an alarming rate, with somewhere in the region of 90 characters — should you choose to include all Jacks, all descendants, and guest stars. As such, there is quite the roster to choose from when putting together each new sequel, and while Tekken 8 is already filling up the ranks with fan favorites such as Ling Xiayou, Asuka Kazama, Lili Rochefort, King, and Leroy Smith, there are still many familiar faces, old and new, unaccounted for.
My main squeeze, Lili, has already made the cut, and she’s frankly the only Tekken character I have any real degree of competency with. But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t also like to see characters such as Master Raven, Lidia Sobieska, and Anna Williams (imagine those fashions in Unreal 5) join the party. And, of course, there’s always room for one of the franchise’s finest creations, The Absolute Menace, Lucky Chloe.
But let’s hear from you in our beloved community, who are you eagerly hoping will step back into the ring, the lab, and the bowling alley this time around? Are you waiting on a classic such as Julia Chang or Lei WuLong, an oddity such as Mokujin or Dr. Boskonovitch, or even one of the latter-day stars such as Katarina Alves or Fahkumram? Whoever you wanna see, tell us all about it!
Tekken 8 is currently in development for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X. It is tentatively expected to launch late in 2023 or early 2024.