Again at EVO 2022, Bandai Namco unveiled a quick trailer that exposed the existence of an upcoming new sport within the Tekken collection. It appeared pretty apparent that this trailer served as a teaser for Tekken 8, however the absence of the sport’s title meant that there remained at the very least slightly room to invest over what Bandai Namco had in retailer for us. However throughout right now’s PlayStation State of Play, Bandai Namco eliminated any potential doubt and confirmed that the following Tekken mission is certainly Tekken 8. After all, this announcement got here with a brand new trailer in all its 2160p 60 fps glory.
The trailer depicts Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima having the grand showdown that Tekken 7 teased in its story mode. Each combatants stand amidst a raging storm, full with incessant lightning strikes and towering tornadoes looming within the background. In the midst of all this chaos, Kazuya and Jin change blows in a collection of scenes that transition easily from cutscene to gameplay. Close to the tip of the trailer, Jin prompts his satan powers to ship a robust electrified punch to Kazuya. Quickly afterward, chains break aside to type the form of the quantity eight earlier than the trailer finishes with the sport’s emblem.
Is Tekken 7’s story mode coming again?
The cutscene-to-gameplay transitions indicate that Tekken 7’s dynamic story mode battles will make a return right here. These can be nice to see once more, however it could be even higher if Tekken 8’s story mode isn’t as haphazardly paced because it was final time. Tekken 8 would additionally profit immensely from extra substantial story eventualities and endings for characters that don’t function prominently in the principle marketing campaign, as Tekken 7 took a large step again from earlier installments in that regard.
All in all, the trailer already makes Tekken 8 seem fairly the step up from its predecessor, at the very least from a visible standpoint. The tip of the trailer doesn’t give away a launch window for the sport, solely displaying the phrases “keep tuned.”