To keep new faces warm for later, Bandai Namco is lining up returning characters, with Paul Phoenix and Marshall Law even among the original eight playable fighters in the 1994 arcade version. Jin Kazama, meanwhile, appeared in Tekken 3 to start a new chapter. of a family rivalry still relevant, as Tekken 8’s story will focus on the fight between him and Kazuya.
If the son Mishima seems to have lost the darkness that inhabited him in recent shutters, the biggest change comes from Paul Phoenix finally abandoning his emblematic (but unlikely) haircut in favor of a neat makeover. Enthusiasm is intact, as can be seen in this innocent brick wall or this remarkable motorcycle entry. The impact of the blows will also please aesthetes of combat. Marshall Law takes a beating, but doesn’t fail to return the favor to his old friend Paul as he increasingly resembles Bruce Lee, even in his facial expressions.
Announced during the September 2022 State of Play, teck 8 then reappeared at the Game Awards in December before taking stock of his new game mechanics in the presence of producer Katsuhiro Harada and director Kohei Ikeda. Nina Williams and Kazuya Mishima also got their trailers last month. From a line of over 54 million games sold worldwide, including 10 million for Teck 7, teck 8 will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and Steam.