Tekken is a renowned fighting game franchise loved by gamers worldwide for its engaging characters, intense battles, and captivating storylines. As fans eagerly await the release of Tekken 8, the upcoming installment is expected to revolutionize the fighting game genre.
Tekken 8 is the eighth main and tenth overall installment in the Tekken series. At the core of Tekken is its diverse roster of characters, each with their own distinct personalities and fighting styles. Tekken 8 introduces players to a rich lineup of returning fighters, accompanied by stunning visuals and intricate backstories. The game boasts an expanded roster, featuring beloved fan favorites and brand-new characters.
While retaining its essential essence, Tekken 8 introduces innovative gameplay mechanics to keep the combat fresh and exhilarating. Expect advanced move sets, interactive environments, and enhanced combo systems that enable players to outsmart their opponents in novel ways. The game introduces the Heat System, an activated mechanic that empowers players to dictate the pace of the match, favoring the attacker and emphasizing an aggressive playstyle.
Tekken 8 is set to be released for PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows (Steam), and Xbox Series X and Series S. Unfortunately, the game will not be available on Xbox One or PS4.
The official release date for Tekken 8 is still under wraps, but rumors suggest that it may not be unveiled until after the conclusion of the Tekken World Tour 2023 Global Finals, potentially in early 2024. However, the developers have arranged for a Closed Alpha Test and a Closed Network Test, allowing players to get a taste of the game before its official launch.
The second week of the Tekken 8 Closed Network Test will take place from July 28 to July 31, offering players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam the opportunity to participate.
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