News Jack-8 Is a Giant Juggernaut in Latest Tekken 8 Character Trailer
Jack has been a mainstay of Tekken since the very start, so it's great to see his latest iteration in Tekken 8. The terminator-esque cyborg is back, and he's looking particularly mean in this new gameplay trailer. As you'd expect, Jack-8 is a massive tank of a character, capable of dishing out huge haymakers and utilising some of his...
News Lars Alexandersson's Perfectly Coiffed Bob Looks Glossier Than Ever in Tekken 8 on PS5
Hair of the god
You may choose to focus on all the fizzes and crackles of Lars Alexandersson’s moveset in upcoming PS5 fighter Tekken 8, but we only have eyes for his immaculately sculpted barnet. Just look at him barely breaking a sweat in Time’s Square: his hair doesn’t move a millimetre. And by the end of the battle – which he wins on the...
News King Looks Like an Absolute Powerhouse in Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer
Tekken 8 up a notch
Bandai Namco has been going a bit mad with all these Tekken 8 character trailers, but we're certainly not complaining. Each familiar face we've seen so far has been looking good, and that streak continues with Mexican wrestler and Tekken legend, King. He looks to be a very heavy hitter, as fans might expect, and the devs have...
News Law Looks Like a Beast in Latest Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer
I am the Law
We've been left really impressed by how good the characters look in Tekken 8, and that trend continues with Marshall Law. The veteran fighter is back for another round, and he looks like fantastic fun in this dedicated trailer. Existing fans will note that a lot of his classic moves have been carried over — the double flip, the...
News Paul Looks Powerful in New Tekken 8 Gameplay, But We're Still Not Sold on the Hair
The death fist returns
Veteran fighter Paul Phoenix was one of the first confirmed characters for Tekken 8, and now you can gawk at his brutal blows in the game's latest character trailer. We must admit, we're loving the improved facial animations in this sequel so far, and Paul's classic techniques — including the dreaded death fist — somehow...
News New Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer Kills It with Jin Kazama
"I shall not waver again"
Bandai Namco has released another Tekken 8 gameplay trailer, this time for eternally moody lead Jin Kazama. Once again, we're treated to some gorgeous visual effects as Jin beats the snot out of his evil dad, Kazuya, and shows off a range of new moves. As has been the case with all of the character trailers so far, we're...
News Kazuya Gets a Crunching Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer
Is this the coolest Kazuya Mishima has ever looked? Quite possibly. The Tekken veteran is, of course, back as one of the main characters in Tekken 8, and this new gameplay trailer shows off his iconic fighting style. Many of his fundamental moves seem to be here, but he's definitely rocking a few new strings. What's more, it looks like...
News Tekken 8's New Heat Mechanic Explained with Gameplay Footage as Nina Returns
Feel the Heat
In what was a surprising twist, Tekken 8 got a full-on system and mechanics breakdown video during the Tekken World Tour finals this weekend. The 36-minute explanation features series director Katsuhiro Harada and game director Kohei Ikeda as they cover all of the sequel's gameplay additions. And yes, there's plenty of gameplay...
News New Tekken 8 Info Is Probably Dropping This Weekend
At the Tekken World Tour finals
Tekken World Tour 2022 comes to a close this weekend with its Global Finals in Amsterdam — and you know what that (probably) means! Not only are we going to be treated to a top-notch professional Tekken 7 tournament, we're (again, probably) going to get some new info on Tekken 8. The Tekken team has a long history...
Gallery Meet Tekken 8's Grizzly PS5 Roster So Far with Official Art
They've seen a thing or two
A ton of Tekken 8 characters were confirmed in the title’s anticipated The Game Awards trailer, but some of the appearances were blink and you’ll miss it affairs. In the aftermath of Geoff Keighley’s big event, here’s official artwork of the eight announced characters so far: Jin Kazama, Jun Kazama, Kazuya...
News Tekken 7 Smashes 10 Million Sales as Tekken 8 Looms
Tekken 8 may have just received a rather stunning gameplay-based trailer, but it's actually time to write about Tekken 7 again. The ever-popular brawler has now surpassed a very impressive 10 million sales, which is frankly outstanding for a fighting game these days. Granted, Tekken 7's been around for a long time — the console version is...
News Tekken 8 Is Jaw-Dropping In First Gameplay Trailer, Complete with Character Reveals
Tekken it to the next level
Tekken 8 is an absolute stunner in its new trailer, which debuted at The Game Awards 2022. It's our first glimpse of actual gameplay, and we're still reeling (in a good way) from the visual style. Compared to Tekken 7, which is now over seven years old, this is easily a full generation ahead. The power of Unreal Engine 5,...
News Tekken 8 Will Flex Its Unreal Engine 5 Muscles at The Game Awards
Tekken it higher
Tekken 8 will be at The Game Awards in some capacity, as per a tweet from Twitch streamer and fighting game commentator Aris. The PS5 brawler, which was revealed during a State of Play broadcast earlier in the year, doesn't have a release date or a release window at the time of writing — but there have been whispers that it's...
News Tekken 8 Aiming for Release in Fiscal Year 2023, But Could Be Later
Tekken ages to make
To the relief of many fans, Tekken 8 was finally announced a couple of months back with a tantalising teaser trailer. Showing Jin and Kazuya duking it out with mightily impressive Unreal 5 visuals, the game leaves a good first impression. We've been told simply to "stay tuned" regarding more info, but it looks as though we could...
News What Could Be Tekken 7's Final Balance Patch Is Out Now on PS4
Ready for the next battle
What could well be the final balance adjustment patch for Tekken 7 is out now on PS4. The aging (but still very popular) fighting game launched for Sony's last-gen console back in 2017. Over the last five years or so, it's received four season passes featuring additional characters and stages, alongside numerous free...
News Tekken 8 Doesn't Reuse Any Tekken 7 Assets, Built From the Ground Up on Unreal Engine 5
A new start for the series
An interesting detail from a new IGN interview with Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada: Tekken 8 apparently doesn't use any assets from Tekken 7. This means that character models and environmental details, all of the visual stuff, has been built from the ground up using Unreal Engine 5. This confirmation doesn't come as a huge...
News Tekken 8's Stunning Trailer Was Gameplay Captured Directly from PS5
Sony's latest State of Play started with one hell of a bang, didn't it? Tekken 8 right out of the gate, just like that! And what a trailer it was. Clearly meant to emphasise the leap in graphical quality from the now noticeably aged Tekken 7, Bandai Namco says that the footage is taken from the game's story mode,
News Tekken 8 Officially Revealed for PS5
Following a very brief teaser at Evo 2022, Tekken 8 has been officially revealed through Sony's Latest State of Play broadcast. The reveal trailer has Jin and Kazuya — no doubt the focus of the game's story — squaring off against each other in a storm-rocked arena. Graphically, this Unreal Engine 5 project looks like a huge...
News Tekken 7's Massive and Possibly Final Balance Patch Is Out Now
Season 5 for Tekken 7 is here! Well, kind of. It's not officially Season 5 — there are no new DLC characters or additional stages — but there is a substantial new balance patch that adjusts all kinds of stuff. It's quite a big deal, because this could well be the last notable update that Tekken 7 receives. Indeed, Tekken 8 has seemingly...
News Tekken 8 Seemingly Teased
We all know it's coming, but we weren't sure if Tekken 8 would finally be announced at Evo 2022. As it turns out, we think that the long rumoured title has been officially teased. After the Tekken 7 Grand Finals, Bandai Namco unveiled a balance update trailer, that ends with Kazuya's original Tekken ending, in which he drops his father,...
News Netflix Animated Series Tekken: Bloodline Gets Ready for Battle This August
Check out the new trailer
Netflix has announced its animated series Tekken: Bloodline will hit the service on 18th August 2022. To go along with the announcement is this new story trailer, which reveals a little more about Jin Kazama's journey. To recap, this is an origin tale of sorts for Jin, who is trained up by Heihachi Mishima after his mother...
Random PS Store Bug Sets Tekken 2 Price at $9,999
Tekken the p*ss
PS1 fighter Tekken 2 has just been re-released on the North American PlayStation Store. The classic beat-'em-up is included with a subscription to the new PS Plus Premium tier, but those looking to buy it standalone quickly found an issue with the asking price. For some reason, what seems to be a PS Store bug has set the US price at...
News Tekken 7 Is Now the Highest Selling Game in the Series, Topping 9 Million
Tekken 3 dethroned
Tekken 7 has surpassed 9 million sales, making it the highest selling title in Namco's long running series. PS1 classic Tekken 3 held the record previously, sitting at 8.36 million copies. Impressive! Tekken 7 has had, by far, the longest running post-launch support of any Tekken game, which has obviously helped maintain sales...
News Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Crossovers Continue with Tekken 7 Characters
Virtua Fighter 5 may, at its core, be a game that dates all the way back to 2006 – that’s over 15 years, folks – but it remains one of the fresher fighters on the PS Store thanks to SEGA’s ongoing support for Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown. Alright, so the core mechanics are largely unchanged, but the continued addition of...
News Tekken Crossover Costumes Coming to Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown on PS4
Are they Tekken it too far?
Surely something is afoot for the Tekken franchise? In addition to a new animated series on Netflix, SEGA has announced crossover content is coming to Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown on the PlayStation 4. Despite the brawler first launching in 2006, the publisher has partnered with Bandai Na
News Tekken: Bloodline Is a Netflix Animated Series Coming Later This Year
Keeping Up with the Kazamas
If you've been wondering what's going on with Tekken, it seems Bandai Namco's next move is not a new entry in the storied fighting game franchise. Instead, a freshly announced animated series from Netflix has surfaced, named Tekken: Bloodline. As you can see in the above teaser trailer, this is an anime focusing on the...
News Tekken 7's New Definitive Edition Is Hilariously Overpriced
Listen, we love Tekken 7, but the newly released 'Definitive Edition' of the 3D fighter is a bad joke. Not because of the content — it includes the base game alongside all of the DLC — but because of the pricing. Fighting game re-releases usually sell at a discount, but Bandai Namco's decided to go all-in on Tekken 7 Definitive Edition. Head...
News Tekken 7 Breaks 7 Million Sales, Celebrates with Updated Character Artwork
Closing in on Tekken 3
Tekken 7 has reached yet another milestone in its quest to become the best selling Tekken title. The PlayStation 4 brawler has smashed its way to 7 million copies sold, which is, as always, very impressive for a fighting game these days. The last sales update that we received was in September last year, so it's taken just...
News New Tekken 7 Character Lidia Revealed, Out This Week Alongside Island Paradise Stage
For the people of Poland
Tekken 7's previously teased Polish fighter has been full revealed. She's called Lidia Sobieska, and going by this gameplay trailer, she looks like a satisfyingly crunchy combatant. Lidia will launch on the 23rd March, alongside the brand new 'Island Paradise' stage, which comes complete with a lovely looking beach. It's...
News Tekken 7 Teases DLC Character from Poland
Another brand new fighter
During the latest Japanese Fighting Game Roundtable, Bandai Namco announced Tekken 7's next DLC character... Kind of. We don't have a face and we don't have a name, but the incredibly brief teaser trailer embedded above shows a brand new fighter from Poland. The release window is 'early spring 2021', so we should be...
News Tekken 7 Season 4 Launches 10th November with Kunimitsu, Balance Adjustments, New Moves, and More
Tekken 7 Season 4 will begin on the 10th November, Bandai Namco has confirmed. Alongside the arrival of Kunimitsu and a new stage as DLC, players can expect a balance overhaul plus at least one new move for every single character. What's more, the game's online netcode has been improved, which should lead to smoother battles as you strive...
News Tekken 7 Sells Over 6 Million Copies, Celebrates with Funny New Artwork
Series sales top 50 million
Tekken 7 just keeps on selling. The Bandai Namco fighter has topped 6 million copies, making it a real juggernaut of the genre. And to celebrate, a new artwork has been released. Unlike previous celebratory pieces — which usually show the Tekken cast getting together for a big party — this one takes the coronavirus...
News Kunimitsu Unmasked and Confirmed for Tekken 7 Alongside Season 4 Update Details
New moves, balancing, and more
It's official: Kunimitsu is returning to Tekken. She'll be the first of two DLC characters planned for Season 4 of Tekken 7, and she's got a rad new design. As it turns out, this is the old Kunimitsu's daughter — and we actually get to see her face in the above reveal trailer. A new stage, named 'Vermilion Gates',...
News Tekken 7 Season 4 Announced, New Moves for All Characters, Online Improvements, Kunimitsu Teased
Season 4 for Tekken 7 is official. It's due to launch this Fall, and its accompanying update will add new moves for every character. It also promises to improve the game's online functionality. As for new fighters, the Season 4 trailer ends with what appears to be a teaser for Kunimitsu -- the masked female ninja from previous Tekken...
News Tekken 7 Website Teases a New, Unknown Character
"Nothing at all is known"
It looks like a fresh Tekken 7 announcement is on the horizon, as the game's official website is teasing the game's 50th fighter. Head on over to the complete character list and you'll find an entry right at the end titled 'N/A'. It features a very nondescript silhouette and text that reads: "Nothing at all is known about...
News The Mighty Fahkumram Breaks Bones in Tekken 7 Next Week
He's not messing around
Tekken 7's final Season 3 DLC character, Fahkumram, has a release date and a new trailer. The brutal looking fighter comes with a new stage called the Cave of Enlightenment, as well as a couple of unique costumes. He launches next week, on the 24th March. Hopefully he's not borderline broken like previous DLC character Leroy...
News Tekken 7 Celebrates 5 Million Copies Sold With Updated Character Artwork
Season 3 fighters join the party
Tekken 7 just keeps selling. Surpassing everyone's expectations, including Bandai Namco's, the fighter has maintained a very healthy competitive scene since it launched on consoles back in 2017, and its good reputation has kept those sales figures ticking along nicely. And we all know what happens whenever we get...
News Tekken 7 Patch 3.21 Finally Deals With the Game's Most Overpowered Character
This is gonna hurt
Leroy Smith, Tekken 7's most recent DLC character alongside Ganryu, has been a thorn in the game's competitive side since he launched in December of last year. Even on the day of his release, many pro players were quick to note just how powerful Leroy was, and then once people learned how to use him, his strength became abundantly...
News Don't Get Your Hopes Up for Yakuza's Kazuma Kiryu in Tekken 7
Harada comments on the demand
Tekken 7 has become the home of several crossover combatants since its launch in 2017, and once the likes of Geese Howard, Noctis, and even The Walking Dead's Negan had entered the King of Iron Fist tournament, it felt like anything was possible. Without doubt, one of the most requested DLC characters across social...
News Tekken 7 Patch 3.20 Attempts to Balance Overpowered Leroy, Out Now on PS4
As you wish
We all knew it was coming, and here it is. DLC character Leroy Smith has been dominating Tekken 7 since he released near the end of last year, and now it looks like he's being nerfed rather heavily. The balance update arrives as part of patch 3.20, which also adds 'My Replay and Tips' functionality, allowing players to watch their...
News Heartbreak as Japanese Hero Can't Save Disastrous Tekken 7 Tournament
It was all Leroys
This weekend played host to Evo Japan 2020 -- one of the country's largest fighting game events. Pro players from all over the world gathered to compete in the likes of Street Fighter V, SoulCalibur VI, and Samurai Shodown -- but without a doubt, the most talked about tournament of the weekend belonged to Tekken 7. You see, Tekken...
News Tekken 7 Gets Leroy Smith Release Date, Amazing Ganryu Redesign, and a Brand New Character
Here comes a new challenger
Tekken 7 is having a big weekend -- or had a big weekend, if you happen to be reading this after the fact. The Tekken World Tour Finals played host to a load of new information, including a release date for previously revealed additional character Leroy Smith, and the announcement of future DLC. First up, Leroy (who...
News Tekken 7 Patch Addresses Overpowered Akuma Ahead of World Tour Finals
Akuma, of Street Fighter fame, is currently one of the best characters in Tekken 7. At the top competitive level, he's been tearing tournaments up with his all-powerful combo potential, stripping opponents of 60 to 90 per cent of their health in just a single onslaught. Over the last few months, he's been a thorn in the side of...
News Tekken 7 Is Finally Getting In-Game Frame Data Alongside Additional Training Modes
Plus Harada customisation items
Despite its undeniable popularity as a fighting game, Tekken 7 has never provided players with much in the way of a tutorial or any in-depth training modes. In particular, a lot of people have been asking for in-game frame data since launch, but the development team -- more specifically, Tekken godfather Katsuhiro...
News Tekken 7 Patch 3.01 Causing Crashes When It Was Supposed to Fix Minor Bugs
Tekken 7 has a new update on PlayStation 4. Patch 3.01 was deployed yesterday at the time of writing, and the small download was supposed to fix a few minor bugs -- bugs that have popped up after the game entered Season 3 last month. However, things haven't quite worked out the way that they should have, as players are running into some nasty...
News Tekken 7 Season 3 Patch 3.00 Is Ready for the Next Battle on PS4
Round 3, fight
Tekken 7's big Season 3 patch is available to download now on PlayStation 4. It's a not-so-bad 1.8GB in size, but don't let that fool you -- this is a hugely important update for the brawler. With the release of Zafina tomorrow as part of the title's new season pass, this patch prepares the game for what's next. If you haven't see...
News Tekken 7 Season 3 Patch Notes Are Here, Huge Balance Changes for All Characters
Season 3 out next week
Update: As promised, Bandai Namco has released the full patch notes for Tekken 7 Season 3. They feature all of the changes coming to every character, significantly overhauling the balance of the game. You can find the full list of tweaks through here. Alongside the patch notes, Season 3 has a confirmed release date. The new...
Random American Rapper T-Pain Pulls Off a Sweet Leroy Smith Tekken 7 Cosplay at Convention
Get ready for the next battle
We don't post stories about cosplay very often, but this one's turning heads. American rapper, singer, and producer T-Pain showed up to Dragon Con 2019 in Atlanta this past weekend dressed up as Leroy Smith -- the new original character coming to Tekken 7 later this year. Leroy, a martial arts master who was revealed...
News Tekken Soundtracks Hit Spotify and Other Music Streaming Platforms
Tekken is a series that's never quite gotten the praise that it deserves for its music. Fans of the the long running fighting game franchise know that it's produced countless banging tunes over the years, from pounding hard rock beats to thumping electronic tracks. Ever since the days of the original Tekken on the PSone, the series has...
News Metal Gear Solid Voice Actor Left Unimpressed by Evo Tournament Gag
"You also failed to consult me, or Konami"
After apologising for what the Evo fighting tournament deemed a "little joke", the backlash towards the event's fake Metal Gear Solid character tease has continued. So much so that the original voice actor of Solid Snake, David Hayter, has chimed in with his own thoughts on the controversy. As you can...