Tekken 8 has officially been revealed, after a tease last month.
Announced at Sony’s most recent State of Play, an in-engine trailer showed a few of its fighters in a heated battle in the rain. While it was only announced for PlayStation 5 during the showcase, it has since been confirmed for Xbox Series X|S and PC through Steam as well.
While the trailer may look like a pre-rendered cinematic, a post on the PlayStation blog from game director Katsuhiro Harada explains that it is actually showcasing footage rendered in real-time on PlayStation 5. That doesn’t necesarilly mean it’s direct gameplay, but Harada says the clip was actually taken directly from a work-in-progress version of Tekken 8’s story mode.
“The Tekken series has always been known for the dramatic pre-rendered movies from its story mode,” Harada says, going on to explain the dynamic waves and tornadoes in the background will be actual effects used in stages during fights.
A new Tekken project was first teased at EVO last month, but this marks its official reveal. It will be the first new mainline Tekken game since 2017’s Tekken 7, which we called “a hallmark fighting game that’s both accessible and highly technical, with great customization options,” in a 9.5/10 review.
Sony State of Play: Tekken 8
Take a look at all of the announcements from State of Play for more info on upcoming Playstation games.