Tekken 8 release date and everything we know

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Credit: Bandai Namco Studios Inc.

Tekken 8 - man with scars looks at the camera
Credit: Bandai Namco Studios Inc.

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January 27, 2024: Tekken 8 finally launched on January 26, 2024. So you can find everything there is to know about the latest instalment of the fighting game franchise in our dedicated hub.

Looking for news on the release date for Tekken 8? We've got you covered, as we'll be going through everything we know about the game, including its release date. Plus, we'll be breaking down the game's trailers to see what information we can glean from them.

The Tekken series has had a storied history since its debut on the original PlayStation, but Tekken 7 is undoubtedly one of the generation's best fighters. Offering a sizeable roster, bolstered by four seasons of additional content and fighters, as well as a deep yet accessible fighting system, Tekken 7 will be a challenging game to follow.

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Tekken 8 release date

January 27, 2024 - Tekken 8 was released on January 26, 2024, and is available to play on the latest-gen consoles and Steam now.

We now have a confirmed release date for Tekken 8. We can expect the 3D fighting game to be released on January 26, 2024. Also, we can confirm that Tekken 8 will be released on the latest generation of consoles (Xbox Series X|S and PS5), as well as on PC via Steam.

Right now, there are no plans to bring the game to Nintendo Switch or other PC vendors, but we'll be sure to update this guide if this changes in the run-up to the game's release. In the meantime, however, Tekken 8 will be the first game in the series to feature crossplay support across its available platforms.

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Tekken 8 trailer

In Tekken 8's reveal trailer, we initially see Jin Kazuma and Kazuya Mishima dueling it out, before cutting away to a smash cut revealing the 32 unique fighters coming in Tekken 8. As part of this, we get a glimpse at some of the confirmed characters in Tekken 8, such as King, Devil Jin, and the surprising return of Jun Kazama, who appears to be back from the dead.

We also get a look at the new single-player mode coming to Tekken 8: Arcade Quest. We've got more details on this new mode down below, however, we know that it primarily serves as an onboarding tool for new players.

At the end of the trailer, the deluxe and ultimate editions of Tekken 8 are shown, confirming that the game will be getting a Year 1 Pass with four new characters. If you want to watch Tekken 8's reveal trailer for yourself, we've got the video down below.

Everything we know about Tekken 8

One of the biggest new features in Tekken 8 is the new "Heat System", which allows players to lean into their aggressiveness as a tactic, incorporating offensive attacks into their playstyle. It seems likely that the Heat System will give access to new movements and abilities for all characters, but until we get a chance to play the game for ourselves we can't confirm any specifics.

Also coming in Tekken 8 is the new single-player game mode, "Arcade Quest". Here, players will be able to create their own avatar to battle it out against AIs in a variety of different arcades. This game mode won't be of too much interest to veterans of the series, as it serves as an introduction to the Tekken series for newcomers. Nevertheless, it's good to see Bandai Namco catering toward series newcomers, and not just their hardcore player base.

Tekken 8 also recently made headlines with the reveal of its range of innovative colourblind modes, most notably its mask filters that completely alter the appearance of the game.

That's all there is to know about the upcoming release of Tekken 8. For more guides like this one, why not check out how the Rage system will work in Tekken 8? We've also got all the available editions of Tekken 8, as well as the latest on the Tekken 8 system requirements.

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