YesterdayThu, 29th Feb 2024
A new update for Tekken 8 has dropped, bringing cosmetic DLC to the title via an in-game store. In truth, we think it's a bit cheeky of Bandai Namco to add something like this when all of the reviews have long been posted, but it's worth noting that Tekken 8 does have full character customisation and a range of alternate costumes...
Wednesday28th Feb 2024
Fashion over function
Tekken 8's upcoming Tekken Shop will include both paid and free content, Bandai Namco has confirmed, with the premium stuff using a currency called (creatively) Tekken Coins. The Tekken Shop will be refreshed monthly, and the developer insists the move is more about keeping the competitive fighter fresh with customisation items...
Thursday15th Feb 2024
It's a knockout
Bandai Namco’s excellent brawler Tekken 8 is exceeding the publisher’s expectations, and has topped two million units less than three weeks after its release. It took Tekken 7 around two months to achieve the same milestone, meaning this new entry is selling at a much faster pace than its predecessor. Bravo to all involved...
Wednesday7th Feb 2024
A new battle begins
The main games lineup for Evo 2024 has been revealed, and to the surprise of no one, Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8 are the headline acts. Those heavy hitters will be joined by Guilty Gear Strive, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, Under Night In-Birth 2 , Mortal Kombat 1, King of Fighters XV, and
Tuesday6th Feb 2024
Bugs also being fixed
Just under two weeks after its initial release, Tekken 8 is set to receive its first balance update. Patch 1.01.04 will drop on the 7th February, after server maintenance is carried out at 10:30 JST / 01:30 GMT / 02:30 CET / 17:30 PST until 16:00 JST / 07:00 GMT / 08:00 CET / 23:00 PST. Obviously, you won't be able to play...
Monday29th Jan 2024
Tekken 8 was released on PS5 on Friday, the 26th of January, and Bandai Namco must have known it had a winner on its hands. The developer celebrated the latest entry in the long-running fighting series in a suitably epic fashion, drawing eyes from all over the world to the skies above London. The Bandai Namco UK account posted the below...
Saturday27th Jan 2024
"We all know she is attractive"
There have been Final Fantasy characters in Tekken previously, most notably Noctis from Final Fantasy 15 in Tekken 7. But what fans really want is Final Fantasy 7’s well-endowed Tifa Lockhart to be added to the roster of the latest instalment – and director Katsuhiro Harada has heard your suggestions. In fact, the...
Wednesday24th Jan 2024
Devil's in the details
Tekken 8 is just two days away at the time of writing, but Bandai Namco is still pushing these character-specific gameplay trailers. Devil Jin is the star of this final reveal, and he's sporting a stylish new look. That's right, Jin's malicious alter ego is no longer clad in edgy belt buckles — he's got himself a big...
No Rage required
The Trophy list for Tekken 8 has been made public (as per PSNProfiles, watch out for spoilers), and it looks to be rather straightforward. It's one of those 'do a bit of everything' lists, and none of the gongs are particularly difficult — although some of them require more time investment than others. A large chunk of Trophies...
Friday19th Jan 2024
Better safe than sorry
Accessibility features advocates flagged as being potentially dangerous will be removed from both the Tekken 8 demo (where the issue was identified) and in the full release of the game, apparently by launch on 26th January. Director Katushiro Harada said that "quite a bit" has been done to address concerns. As reported by
Thursday18th Jan 2024
Get ready for the next battle
It's (another) exciting moment for fighting game fans. At the time of writing, Tekken 8 is just over a week away, and by all accounts it appears to be a cracking entry in the storied franchise. Bandai Namco has just released the launch trailer for the PS5 fighter, and it's looking great. There's an emphasis in the...
Wednesday17th Jan 2024
Lee has been a staple of the Tekken roster since the very beginning, so it's great to see he's back at it in Tekken 8. He's the subject of the latest character-focused trailer from Bandai Namco, which you can see above. His usual style and flair is on display here and, dare we say it, he's looking excellent. We particularly like the...
Sunday14th Jan 2024
Get ready for the next challenger
Bandai Namco has revealed the opening movie for Tekken 8, and it's really bloody good. Fans of the series will know that every game has come with its own CG intro, and the upcoming instalment is no different. There's loads of action, a bit of insight into the core conflict between Jin and Kazuya, and, perhaps most...
Friday12th Jan 2024
Long live the king
It's a big weekend for Tekken as a brand. Over the next few days, the final Tekken World Tour tournament will reach its conclusion, as the planet's best pro players duke it out one last time ahead of Tekken 8's launch later this month. It all begins with the Last Chance Qualifier tournament (LCQ for short), which takes place...
Bandai Namco's really hammering out these Tekken 8 gameplay trailers, isn't it? Alisa is next on the list, and she's arguably looking more anime than ever before. The heroic android is sporting a new dress, her booster wings have been given an upgrade, and yes, she still uses her head as a remote explosive. Alisa was first introduced in...
Wednesday10th Jan 2024
We're getting very close to Tekken 8 now, and Bandai Namco has kept things ticking with regularly released character trailers. The latest of these shines a light on Panda, a character that's been part of the series since PS1's Tekken 3. In the video, we see her using powerful leaps and charged punches to lay waste to her opponent. It...
Tuesday9th Jan 2024
But here we are
With Tekken 8 releasing in just over a couple of weeks, you would have expected Bandai Namco to release some kind of story recap spanning the series' many iterations. However, we doubt anyone could have predicted that said recap would be given to us by Scottish actor Brian Cox. If you're at all familiar with Cox, seeing him harp on...
Wednesday3rd Jan 2024
"We have never claimed or publicised that these options cover all players' colour vision"
Tekken 8 director Katushiro Harada has responded to concerns raised regarding one facet of the upcoming fighters' accessibility suite, saying some have "misunderstood" the options available. Concerns were raised by advocates after video and screenshots went...
Tuesday2nd Jan 2024
Tekken the p*ss
Social media speculation regarding Tekken 8's release date has been rampant today, all stemming from a post on Reddit. User shyl0c shared a picture from their local game shop, clearly showing Tekken 8 promotional posters complete with a 21st January PS5 launch date. Of course, the fighting title has long been locked in for the 26th...
Wednesday27th Dec 2023
Bear it all
Kuma has long been something of a joke character in the Tekken series — a literal bear who (mostly) stands on two legs. However, it really feels like Tekken 8 is trying to make Kuma cool — and we're 100% on board. Dripped out in a bandana and Heihachi's old martial arts uniform, the bear's looking like a beast. Kuma's also packing...
Wednesday20th Dec 2023
Bandai Namco is rattling through these character trailers as we get closer and closer to the release of Tekken 8. The latest to be put in the spotlight is Shaheen, a relatively new fighter introduced in Tekken 7 and returning for this upcoming entry. Using close quarters combat techniques, Shaheen looks like a tough customer, with a...
Thursday14th Dec 2023
Jin and tonic
Bandai Namco is full steam ahead with Tekken 8 as the fighting game fast approaches launch day. The title is due for release on 26th January 2024, and up to now, most of its trailers have been focused on single characters. This new one, however, shows off the game's Story mode — and it's looking typically mad. Following on from the...
Tekken it for a spin
Earlier this week, Bandai Namco announced a free playable demo for the upcoming fighting game, Tekken 8. Said demo is now available to download and install on PS5. Weighing in at 23.7GB, it's pretty beefy for a demo, so what does it contain exactly? Well, you'll be able to play as Jin, Kazuya, Nina, and Paul, will feature...
Tuesday12th Dec 2023
An early PS5 exclusive
Tekken 8 will be getting a playable demo on PS5 this week, Bandai Namco has announced. Releasing at 8am GMT on the 14th December — a full week before it's available on Xbox and PC — the demo will include limited versions of Story Mode, Arcade Quest, offline Versus, and Gallery. Still, this sounds like a robust demo, and...
Wednesday6th Dec 2023
We already knew that the White Reaper himself, Sergei Dragunov, would return in Tekken 8 — and now it's time to see the sambo master in action. Veteran players will immediately recognise some of his moves — and his comically weird fight intros — but he's also packing some fresh techniques, including powerful kicks and shoulder tackles...
Wednesday29th Nov 2023
Wanna try me, guv?
Steve Fox is back in Tekken 8, complete with his trademark boxing style and Union Jack-based wardrobe. The British fighter's full gameplay trailer is packed with nasty punches and devastating pressure; he still looks like fantastic fun to play as. However, in case you don't know, there's been some controversy surrounding poor old...
Wednesday22nd Nov 2023
Now with extra belts
All 32 characters of Tekken 8's launch roster have been revealed at this point, but Bandai Namco still has some catching up to do in showcasing a number of returning fighters. It's Leo Kliesen's turn today, with the baji quan-wielding brawler serving up some especially crunchy gameplay in the above trailer. Leo first appeared...
Wednesday15th Nov 2023
Tekken 8 will be here before we know it. The anticipated fighter is out on the 26th January, and if you need to refuel your hype, we'd recommend watching this highlights video from the recent Tekken 8 Evo Showcase. The event gathered multiple Tekken 7 Evo champions together for a winner-stays-on tournament. The likes of Knee, JDCR,...
Monday13th Nov 2023
The announcement of purple-haired temptress Reina has completed Tekken 8’s release day roster, and you can view the full list of All Confirmed Characters through the link. Officially unveiled during a tournament livestream overnight, the trendy newcomer wields an acrobatic style loosely inspired by contemporary martial arts technique...
Monday6th Nov 2023
32nd character will be confirmed
Tekken 8 will enjoy a major information blowout this weekend, Bandai Namco has confirmed. The publisher will be hosting the 'Evo Tekken 8 Showcase' on Sunday the 12th November at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT / 1am GMT / 2am CET. The event promises Tekken 8's first ever pro player invitational tournament — with former Evo...