February actually was the month of maximum Tekken 8 hype. First, we had the Tekken World Tour Finals giving us a greater take a look at the Warmth system and revealing that Nina Williams could be returning to the roster. Final week noticed Kazuya Mishima obtain a personality trailer, displaying off flashy particle results and muscle tissues galore. This week it is the flip of his son, Jin Kazama, to obtain a bombastic trailer and hints of a retooled moveset.

Just like Kazuya’s trailer, the 2 are preventing on a brand-new stage that appears an entire lot like a Tekkenfied Occasions Sq. in New York. He is utilizing some strikes we have not seen earlier than, plus it seems to be like he is cribbed a number of from Satan Jin. It is making it appear unlikely that the latter is returning as a playable character and as a substitute, it might be that the 2 have merged and Jin can (considerably) hold his devilish aspect below management.

It looks like Tekken 8 is taking out a few of its darker realism in favour of flashy anime showmanship, one thing I am personally 100% right here for. There are an terrible lot of particle results, one thing not everybody has been having fun with. It is nonetheless early days although, and we’re at the moment three character trailers down with much more to hopefully see. If Bandai Namco retains up the tempo I half-expect there to be a brand new trailer every week within the runup to EVO Japan on the finish of March. There are at the moment six different characters we all know are coming who’re but to obtain trailers—Jack-8, King, Lars Alexandersson, Marshall Regulation, Paul Phoenix, and Jun Kazama.

That is 5 characters and 4 weeks remaining till EVO Japan. It appears seemingly that we’ll be attending to see characters we already know are within the game, after which a giant character reveal to come back through the event. I think about the Jun trailer will not come for some time but, contemplating her prolonged absence from the collection. Personally, I would like to see a Lars trailer subsequent, particularly since a lot of his Tekken 8 airtime thus far has been him getting overwhelmed up by different characters.