Wow, Tekken 8 has been officially revealed and headed up the PlayStation State of Play. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much outside of Father and Son, Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama, having a heartfelt conversation. Something along the lines of they shouldn’t exist in the world, while Kazuya is being the best dad he can be, telling Jin that he’s pathetic.
Yep, that’s Kazuya for you.
What’s interesting, though, is Bandai Namco’s passion for creating some of the best fighting stages ever, and while we only got a few minutes of footage, they didn’t disappoint. While Jin and Kazuya fought, the stage looked like some sort of “end of the world” stuff. It looks amazing.
As for what new systems Tekken 8 will have, or even a release date, that’s way too early for now. Tekken fans may remember that the director of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada, teased that we’d get some Tekken news during EVO 2022. I’m going to go on a limb and assume this Tekken 8 reveal was it. Though, I am a bit saddened that it wasn’t Tekken Tag Tournament 3. Maybe next time.
I would have loved to have seen more, but I’m guessing that Bandai Namco is waiting until Tokyo Game Show 2022 to drop the Tekken 8 mic. But while we’re here, I’m hoping that Tekken 8 does get two needed features; Cross-platform play and Roll Back Netcode. C’mon, Harada, make it happen!
Lastly, for all those out there already claiming that this is a PlayStation 5 exclusive, they need to stop. This wouldn’t be the first time we’d get a game revealed on a PlayStation, Nintendo, or Xbox event, and see it revealed for other platforms as well. By the way, Tekken 8 was already revealed for Xbox and PC.
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