Tekken 7 is a pillar of the fighting game community for a reason. It's the most refined that the 3D fighter has ever been--and there's nothing quite like some good-ass Tekken. Even so, there's always room to evolve. After I got a few hours of hands-on time with a preview build of Tekken 8, it's clear how it can take the franchise in a bold new direction. That freshness is the core gameplay mechanics, specifically the Heat System and Special Style, as well as smaller changes that reward aggressive play.
Tekken 8 Evolves Core Fighting Systems To Bring The Heat Preview
Our hands-on preview showed that Tekken 8's gameplay mechanics look to open up a new layer of depth for the series' tried-and-true 3D fighting.