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Tekken 8 Revealed For PS5 During State Of Play

Get ready for the next battle!


During today's State of Play, Bandai Namco kicked the show off with a first look at Tekken 8, the next installment of the long-running fighting game franchise.

The brief teaser trailer showed Jin Kazama facing off against his father, Kazuya Mishima, on a rainy and rocky cliff. Jin was able to switch to his Devil form on the fly, performing a massive punch after doing so. Massive storms rage behind the fighters during the battle, with tornadoes raging in the sea below.

A PlayStation Blog post by Tekken executive producer Katsuhiro Harada confirms that all visuals seen in the trailer--the "character models, backgrounds, and effects"--are all in-game assets. The scene is taken from the game's story mode, but the blog says what is seen is similar to what players will experience mid-fight.

"Although this was captured from the story mode, it is not a pre-rendered movie made for the trailer but rather real-time rendered footage," Harada writes, "running at 60 frames per second, similar to how you would experience the game in versus battle modes."

The reveal follows a small tease shown during Evo 2022 in August, where a single image of Kazuya's face alongside the words "Get ready" was shown after the Tekken 7 Grand Finals.

Tekken 8 will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam sometime in the future, as no set release date or window was revealed with the trailer. No other characters were revealed during the brief trailer.

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