A Final Roster of 32 Unique Characters with Six New Reveals and All-New Arcade Quest Game Mode Announced; Pre-orders Available Now
Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco today announced that Tekken 8, the upcoming entry in the legendary fighting franchise, is releasing on January 26th. The game will be available exclusively for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam®.
Developed by Bandai Namco Studios Inc., Tekken 8 will harness the power of current hardware to make it the most visually stunning game in the series yet. The title also promises a new approach to playing fighting games, with a new aggressive combat system that rewards offense-first tactics and delivers fire fights.
In addition to the new combat system, Tekken 8 will also feature a completely new single-player mode called Arcade Quest. This mode will serve as the ultimate training ground for players, tapping into the franchise’s roots to introduce a new way to play and polish skills. In Arcade Quest, players can create and customize their own avatar and “visit” different arcades to participate in matches designed to improve their play and teach new techniques. As players progress through the story, they will continue to develop and grow stronger along with their avatar and hone their skills against tougher and tougher opponents.
The trailer also announced the return of several fan-favorite characters, including Kuma and Leo. All of these characters will have deep customization choices, including completely new options, with the possibility to change each part’s colors as well as the size and position of accessories. This will allow players to really show their style and bring personal flair to their favorite characters.
Tekken 8 is now available for pre-order in Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Editions. Pre-orders for the Standard Edition will include the base game, once available, and grant players the Paul Phoenix set as an Avatar Costume. PlayStation 5 players will receive the Mokujin and Testujin Avatar skins.
The Deluxe Edition includes all standard items along with the Playable Character Year 1 Pass, which unlocks four characters, released after the game’s launch, as well as the Kinjin Avatar skin. It also includes the Gold Suit Pack of playable character costumes for all 32 characters, letting players bring the bling to their battles.
The Ultimate Edition includes all content and bonuses of the Deluxe edition, along with Avatar skins for Kazuya, Jin, and Jun, as well as 32 patterns of classic Tekken t-shirt sets for players to personalize their avatars and perhaps relive past memories from this legendary franchise.
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