Bandai Namco Entertainment has used Sony Interactive Entertainment’s State of Play 2022 livestream to confirm that TEKKEN 8, the newest entry in the long-running TEKKEN series is currently in development, and is being developed with the newest generation of consoles in mind. Developed using Unreal Engine 5 (ooooh!), this instalment will be bidding farewell to the PS4 and Xbox One, being only available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC.
According to Bandai Namco Entertainment, “TEKKEN 8 pushes the envelope for fighting games taking full advantage of the power of the latest generation of consoles by creating one of the most visually stunning and immersive titles in the genre yet”. The game will pick up after the gruesome battle that ended in Heihachi Mishima’s defeat, focusing on a new rivalry, pitting father against son as Jin Kazama stands in defiance against Kazuya Mishima’s quest for world dominance.
Information on the game is limited, but keep your eyes out for more information in the coming weeks and months.