Tekken 8 Release Date Speculations, Character List, Story & More

Here's all you need on Tekken 8, the release date, character list, and other speculations.

Although it was a surprise when Tekken 8 was announced in September 2022, it’s not a surprise that players are looking for the release date, character list, and other speculations surrounding the game. Tekken 7 is one of the most impressive fighting games that have been released in the decade. So it is quite natural that there is a huge set of players waiting for the next game to come out quickly. Since you are here, you are one of those players and your excitement might be at the same level as ours. So we recommend you keep reading below to see all we know of the game so far.

Tekken 8 Release Date


Although it is not official, it is unlikely that the game will be released before late 2023. The realistic expectation for Tekken 8 release date is sometime in early 2024 around March or April. Since the game is being made in Unreal Engine 5 from scratch, it would only make sense that they release it in 2024 or else the game might get unnecessarily rushed.

Keep in mind, the official date is not out yet but the trailer was enough to give fans a soothing sight.

Tekken 8 Character List

So far, there are a few characters that have been confirmed. While more might be added after release, these are characters in Tekken 8 Beta for the Closed Network Test:

  • Asuka Kazama
  • Bryan Fury
  • Hwoarang
  • Jack-8
  • Jin Kazama
  • Jun Kazama
  • Kazuya Mishima
  • King II
  • Lars Alexandersson
  • Leroy Smith
  • Lili De Rochefort
  • Ling Xiaoyu
  • Marshall Law
  • Nina Williams
  • Paul Phoenix
  • Claudio Serafino

Tekken 8 Trailer

Although it is unlikely that you might have missed it, here’s the first trailer of the game that was released back in September 2022. As you can see, the trailer is owned by Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima as they battle it out. And if the disclaimer is any indication, this might be close to the graphics that we can expect once the game releases.

Tekken 8 Story

The trailer has been careful to not give up much in terms of the story. The ending of Tekken 7 indicated that the story will continue around Jin Kazama as he looks to end this battle once and for all by defeating Kazuya Mishima. On the other hand Kazuya defeated Heihachi while the war between Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation continues to ravage the world.

The Tekken 8 story is likely to continue in these terms but we will find out more once new game footage release. The story also features Jun Kazama, the mother of Jin who was last seen in Tekken 2. However, it’s not confirm as to what role she will be holding.

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