'Tekken 8' Release Date: Story, Characters, and More

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"Welcome to the King of the Iron Fist Tournament." Whenever those words are uttered when it comes time to select your character in the latest Tekken game, a huge sense of elation can be felt. The latest entry in Bandai Namco's 3D fighting game franchise has been going strong since 2015 thanks to a wealth of welcome character balance adjustments, a great mix of DLC roster additions between series mainstays and guest characters, and refined combat mechanics. Now the time has arrived for Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada, producer Michael Murray, and the rest of the series' talented developers to enter the next stage of battle. Tekken 8 is gearing up to be the biggest fighting game release of 2024 thanks to crispier-looking visuals, a roster full of returning favorites & exciting newcomers, and offense-heavy battles that implement an entirely new mechanic. If you came here looking for info on the Tekken 8 release date and so much more, you've come to the right place!

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'Tekken 8' Release Date

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Tekken 8 is hitting the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on January 26, 2024. The four editions of this fighter that are available are the Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Edition, and Premium Collector's Edition. Securing the Deluxe Edition gifts you access to the "Gold Suit Pack" for the game's 32 launch roster characters, a Kinjin avatar skin, and the "Playable Character Year 1 Pass" that will add four more roster members post-launch. The Ultimate Edition comes with all the Deluxe Edition bonuses plus Kazuya, Jun, & Jin avatar skins and a "Classic Tekken 32 T-Shirt Set" for your avatar.

And finally, the Bandai Namco Store exclusive Premium Collector's Edition comes with everything that comes with the Ultimate Edition plus a premium box, a special face-off steelbook case, eight glossy collectible character cards, a physical replica of Leroy Smith's metal ring that comes with a velvet pouch, a physical arcade token, and an exclusive Electrified Jin Kazama figurine. The special pre-order bonuses for every edition of the game come in the form of "Arcade Quest" avatar skins patterned after Paul Phoenix and Mokujin/Tetsujin (this particular costume set is a PlayStation exclusive).



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Tekken 8 has revealed a launch roster of 32 playable characters. And as fans have expected, a large lineup of returning fan favorites will be featured alongside series newcomers. It's worth noting that Tekken 8 is confirmed to launch with 32 playable combatants. In the special case of Kazuya Mishima, his "Heat" state transformation brings his Devil Kazuya self into play mid-match. As for the massive fighting robot Jack, Tekken 8 marks the appearance of the eighth model of a character that's been featured since the very first Tekken. Check out the list posted below to see the full list of announced characters and be sure to click on their names to watch them in action:

The First Character Pass DLC Fighter


Arcade Quest and Tekken Fight Lounge

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