Who Is Reina In Tekken 8 And How To Unlock Her?

Does something seem off about the new character Reina? Here is what you should know about her origins in Tekken 8.

Tekken 8 has quite a large roster of 32 characters, with the addition of the 3 fighters to the series. While Azucena and Victor Chevalier are also here, Reina seems to be stealing the attention of many ever since her reveal trailer dropped. The game has give hints about her origins when showing her fight both Jin and Kazuya. If that wasn’t enough we even see a silhouette of Heihachi after her rage art ends. But who exactly is Reina in Tekken 8?

When you check about her on the game’s fighters page. It just says:

Meet Reina, the mysterious fighter who uses lightning-quick moves to overwhelm anyone who dares face her. Other than the fact she’s a student of the Mishima Polytechnical School, everything else about her is shrouded in mystery.”

Tekken 8 Reina roster

Well here is what we know about her and how you can unlock her. Also, Spoilers ahead for the game’s story mode and her character episode.

Who is Reina in Tekken 8?

Who Is Reina And How Is She Related To Heihachi In Tekken 8
Screenshot: Gamer Tweak. Reina’s origin in Tekken 8, her fighting style, and connection with Heihachi Mishima.

Reina is the secret daughter of Heihachi. This is not only confirmed after you start her character episode, but it all makes sense because of her being able to use the electric powers shown by her purple and yellow color when she fights. Not to mention she has a lot of moves that are clearly inspired from Heihachi, some of which include:

  • Headbutt
  • Overhead Kick
  • Thunder God Fist After Raijin Parry
  • Splits Kick Hellsweep Raijin Stance

This could suggest he might have trained her at some point. But that’s just a possibility. Reina’s moves aren’t just about the Mishima Karate, she also uses Taido to add her own uniqueness to her fighting style.

When you complete her character episode, you find out about her true intentions. Firstly, she loves, respects, and sees her father Heihachi as her role model. She also enters the King of Iron Fist tournament in order to make Mishima Zaibatsu hers. Another proof of this resolve is her daydream in which she takes down Kazuya and has the support of Jin, Lars, Kuma, and others. Although the episode ends with her saying “…Just kidding.” as she walks towards Kazuya for the final match.

How to Unlock Reina in Tekken 8

How To Unlock Reina Character Episode In Tekken 8
Screenshot: Gamer Tweak. How to Unlock Reina.

You don’t exactly have to unlock her to start playing in online, for practice, or other modes, except that her character episode isn’t available from the start. In order to unlock Reina’s character episode you have to complete the game’s story mode: The Dark Awakens. It isn’t very long especially if you skip the cutscenes (not really recommended), and should just take you a couple of hours.

That’s all you should know about Reina in Tekken 8 and how you can unlock her. If you are done with the stories or character episodes and plan to hit the ranked matches, I suggest you check out our guides on the best characters for beginners, how to add friends, and how the game’s heat system works.