Tekken 8 Brings Its Brand of 3D Fighting to the Newest Gen Consoles

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.

We are very excited to show the next generation of TEKKEN. The team at Bandai Namco Studios has been hard at work to bring groundbreaking new features to TEKKEN 8, pushing the feeling of power in battles continuously further by harnessing the power of the latest generation of consoles. We can’t wait to show you more in the months to come!

Katsuhiro Harada – Chief Producer at Bandai Namco Studios

For more than 25 years now, TEKKEN has meant so much in terms of innovation and uniqueness for the fighting genre. TEKKEN 8 marks the true continuation of this innovation trend, and we are happy to finally be able to announce it, We are looking forward to showing the exciting features, characters and stories that this episode will bring to continue pushing the fighting game genre forward.

Arnaud Muller – Bandai Namco Europe S.A.S CEO