Tekken ‘s name is fundamental to the fighting game genre. It sits comfortably alongside legendary alumni such as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Still, the latest releases by developer Bandai Namco have been weak compared to iconic games like Tekken 2 and Tekken 3. With the release of the lukewarm Tekken 7 dating back to June 2017. The attention has been paid to the next expected entry in the series, Tekken 8, as a source of redemption and a return on interest for the franchise. Can Tekken 8 live up to expectations and restore Tekken as a household name among gamers? While there is a surprising lack of official information about the Tekken 8 release date. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and compiled everything we’ve heard so far about the title.
Tekken 8 Release Date
Bandai Namco has not yet officially confirmed or released Tekken 8. There is also no release date available at present.
In certain ways, fighting games are a gift that keeps giving; launching a new game doesn’t require the same amount or form of research that goes into the original action-adventure IP.
Previous entries have developed basic mechanics, aesthetics, and a basis for the plot, making work on a subsequent access a very straightforward activity compared to conventional game development cycles.
With this in mind, we are combined with the fact that the series is a long-standing staple of the Japanese publisher ‘s catalog and that Tekken 7 has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide since its publication. We can more or less guarantee Tekken 8 at some point in the future. Tekken is so established as a gaming brand. Which the poor critical response to Tekken 7 has had little to no effect on sales.
A stable Tekken 7 eSports microcosm also helps, with Bandai Namco, possibly keen to keep things going through the Tekken World Tour series and events like the EVO Championship Series.
The pace of Tekken Games Release
Nowadays, Bandai Namco publishes Tekken games at a much slower pace compared to the Halcyon days of the late 1990s — early 2000s when the company released six Tekken games (and arguably the best in the series) over the ten years, between 1994 and 2004.
Since then, Bandai Namco has staggered mainline game launches to make room for spin-offs and dubious crossovers like Pokémon. There was, for example, a six-year difference between Tekken 6 and Tekken 7. If we use this lull as a reference point, Tekken 8 could be published at any time between now and 2023.
Tekken has historically been steadfastly loyal to the different versions of the Sony PlayStation console when it comes to platforms. However, the last few mainline entries have been expanded to Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and, for the first time, Tekken 7 to PC. Tekken 8 is supposed to follow suit when it finally arrives.
A Japan-only arcade version is also likely to land before the game is available on home consoles and PCs, as has been the case for most of Tekken ‘s release history.
Tekken 8 Trailer
There is no Tekken 8 trailer per se. However, Bandai Namco offered a rather attractive teaser at the end of Tekken 7, which seems to set the tone for Tekken 8.
The cutscene in question happens when, after completing the main plot chapters. The player defeats Akuma as Devil Kazuya in the “Rare Chapter – Instant Destruction,” as he says, and eagerly waits for the end credits to roll through to the top.
Doing so triggers a film, in which, amid the ruins of the ruined metropolis, characters Lars Alexandersson, Lee Chaolan, and Alisa Bosconovich were lyrical about the desperate state of the world. Before the somber, Jin Kazama emerged from the darkness vowing to defeat Kazuya.
While short and plagued by confusion. The cutscene is a definite node to where the story in Tekken 8 is going. With the death of Heihachi Mishima, the long-running Mishima clan story arc and the Devil gene meltdown will end up paving the way for Jin to defeat Kazuya in what we imagine is a round-about and characteristically complex manner.
As we approach Bandai Namco officially announcing the title. A trailer setting the scene for Tekken 8 is expected to surface.
Tekken 8 News
No news is good/happy news, as they say. But there is a definite lack of news about Tekken 8 in this event. Bandai Namco seems to be focused on launching a steady stream of Season Pass DLC material instead. The current drop as recently as December 2018 with new characters and improvements to the balance.
Clutching at straws, the news of Tekken Mobile released in spring 2018 could be a positive sign. Because of which Bandai Namco is now in a position to channel more resources towards the development of Tekken 8.
Tekken 8 Rumors
Apart from fruitless experiments in speculation on Reddit, no significant reports about Tekken 8 have emerged.
The emphasis is usually on how and how Heihachi will come back from the dead in Tekken. The preview at the end of Tekken 7 will continue with Jin having to battle Kazuya.
Fans believe that Heihachi is such a defining characteristic of Tekken ‘s intricate appeal that eliminating him is inconceivable. Theories gravitate toward his rebirth in the devil or angel form with his quest to destroy the remaining carriers of the devil virus.
The Last Word On Tekken 8 Release Date
Tekken 8 is more or less assured if the continued commercial success of the franchise is sufficient to allow Bandai Namco to follow the series. The open-ended final for Tekken 7 also sets out the plot for a future game.
There is, however, a long wait until we get the official word. Even longer until Bandai Namco communicates a definite Tekken 8 release date. To stay updated with the latest news about upcoming games, visit, gamestea.com.