Tekken 8 story

Are you looking to find out more about Tekken 8 release date? What does the story hold for the next title? Is it still up in the rumors, or can we finally get the good news? Is Heihachi in the upcoming installment? There might be many questions regarding the next title in the series. Of course, we will have the same old Iron-Fist Tournament. But what else can we expect?

Tekken 8 GamePlay

Let’s find out everything about the franchise, what has been announced, and what might the developers be up to? We bring you a complete article covering everything related to Tekken 8 and gives you an idea about next season and other games.

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About Tekken 8 And Tekken 7:

Tekken gaming series has always been one of the biggest names in the fighting game industry. It even surpasses King Of Fighters and Street Fighters’ likes by miles, especially after the second and third installments. Its partnership with PlayStation and loyalty for every title indeed received a lot of recognition.

Let’s not forget the year 1994 to 2004 when Bandai Namco consistently released six titles for the fighting games series. It became the most loved series of all time, and everyone couldn’t wait to get their hands on the game.

Tekken 7 Review:

Suppose we compare those games to Tekken 7. It took the game an extensive 6 years under developer after the Final Tekken 6 title in 2007. However, Tekken 7 finally came to the platform in 2015. It became available for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. But the game didn’t receive as much praise or recognition.

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There’s no doubt that the redefined fighting mechanism and arcade mode still made one of the best fighting games ever exist. However, the story and lack of characters didn’t make it excellent. Thankfully, Bandai Namco released season after season to keep the game appealing to the young audience.

Platform Availability For Tekken 8:

There’s no doubt that Tekken 8 is indeed under development. Even if there hasn’t been any official announcement, it is unlikely for Bandai Namco to cancel the series. More importantly, they have to redeem themselves from Tekken 7’s less appealing release.

Since we already have Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X, you can expect the latest Tekken 8 game to be compatible with all of these consoles. Tekken 7 itself is becoming consistent with PS 5 and Xbox Series X. We can also expect a cross-platform, cross-progression, and much more in the Tekken game store.

Tekken 8: Release Date

If previous games have been any hint to the upcoming games, you can expect Tekken to take at least 6 years under development before getting any announcement or release. Learning from that, it would take the company at least 2021 to finally announce the game. It could also be in 2022, but most of the fans and experts are anticipating 2021.

Meanwhile, it might release around 2023 or 2024. After all, after the development, it takes the company a while to release the game.

Tekken 8: Trailer Reveal


There hasn’t been any Tekken 8 trailer from the official source. Anything you see on the Internet or Youtube is just cut-scenes from the previous games. Don’t fall for the clickbait because if there will be an official trailer released for the following title, it is bound to be big enough to shake the internet. We will be the first one to inform you, as well.

Tekken 8 Character Confirmation:

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Will Tekken 8 introduce new characters? It is highly likely. However, Tekken 7 has also brought us new characters and some pre-existing and all-time fan favorites. Therefore we can expect the following characters in the game, at the least:

  • Kazuya
  • Heihachi
  • Jin and Devil Jin
  • Pauk
  • Marshall Law
  • King
  • Xiaoyu
  • Bryan
  • Akuma
  • Geese Howard
  • Nina
  • Leo and/or Tiger
  • Alisa
  • Feng
  • Dragunov
  • Bob
  • Yoshimitsu
  • Claudio
  • Jose
  • Jack-7’s another upgrade.

Since we have characters like Akuma from other popular franchises, Bandai Namco might introduce us to other popular characters. After all, there are rumors of other fighting games under development.

Tekken 8 Storyline Predictions:

If we have seen the story of Tekken so far, we know that the Kazama family and the Iron Fist Title will remain the primary objective of the game and the storyline. However, we may very-well accept some new development.

Tekken 8 Story

At the end of the Tekken 7 story, we see Heiachi getting killed by Kazuya as Akuma jumps to finish him off. However, the scene was cut down, and we don’t have any confirmation. Learning from the Tekken’s ‘return from the dead’ troupe, it is highly likely that Heiachi will return, perhaps with a band of new fighters, to challenge Kazuya and take over.

Frequently Asked Questions:


Is There A Fourth Season For Tekken 7?

Bandai Namco released a trailer for the official Tekken 7 season four trailer back in November 2020.  The season arrived on the 10th of the same month. Therefore, we can also expect there to be season 5 of Tekken 7 before receiving the official Tekken 8 release date or the game itself. Keeping that in mind, it’s still a couple of months to go, at the very least.


Was Tekken 7 A Successful Game?

Well, it sold over 3 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling fighting games of all time. Tekken 7 has been overshadowed by many popular games like Anime-oriented Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, and Bleach. Still, overall, if we genuinely evaluate, then yes, Tekken 7 was a successful game. Even if it wasn’t the best, there are many reasons for Bandai Namco to release Tekken 8 in the coming years.


Is There Also A Street Fighter Game In Progress?

There are rumors about a Street Fighter game under development, but nothing has been confirmed yet. We know that Tekken 7 introduced us to characters from other series, like Akuma. Therefore, we might get a little mixup and something similar to Tekken Tag for a fresh approach to everything that has been going on.


What Could Be The PC System Requirement To Play Tekken 8?

If we learn from the current Tekken 7 game and the next-gen consoles, you can expect the requirements to be quite high.  For optimum performance, you might very-well need:

  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • 8GB RAM
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Graphic Cards
  • DirectX: 12
  • At least around 60 GB Storage Space
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.2 GHz



That wraps up everything we know about Tekken 8 release date. Tekken 7 slacked in Story, and we might see some improvement there. There might also be something new cooking as the battle mechanism was worth playing with.

So far, fans are eagerly waiting for the next season and the official announcement for the franchise’s next title. We hope that you found the appropriate information regarding Tekken 8. Till then, go ahead and enjoy season 4 of the seventh installment because we might receive a fifth one soon.

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