Katsuhiro “do not ask me for shit” Harada teased a banging Tekken 8 reveal at The Game Awards and that man delivered. It might have solely been 83 seconds lengthy, however we acquired have a look at some upcoming characters and the return of 1 specific favorite for his or her first main canonical look in 27 years.

Tekken 8 goes exhausting on the continued tumultuous relationship between Jin and his father Kazuya and the havoc wreaked by the conflict between the Kazama and Mishima bloodlines. We’re greeted by a really gruff-looking Paul who’s both run out of hairspray or lastly grown his hair too lengthy, flopping over his brow with a beard in addition. The trailer additionally affords very temporary glimpses of a frighteningly veiny, buffer-than-ever Regulation together with King, Lars and Jack-8. 

Probably the most thrilling a part of the trailer, although, had been the flashes of long-forgotten (no less than by Bandai Namco) fighter Jun Kazama. The mom of Jin, she made her debut again in 1995’s Tekken 2 earlier than vanishing from the mainline roster for the subsequent two-and-a-half many years. She’s made cameo appearances in subsequent video games and turned up as a playable character in each Tekken Tag Tournaments, however Tekken 8 marks her first canon look as a playable character since her authentic debut. Even together with her spinoffs, it has been near 10 years since she was a playable character.

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Her look has left the Tekken neighborhood hyped as hell round her return, and there is a good likelihood she’ll play a key position in lastly finding out all this daft combating between her son and the daddy of her youngster. Her return appears to be the principle speaking level right away, and contemplating her prolonged absence I am not stunned. 

The trailer additionally confirmed off some extra Rage Arts strikes, that are getting back from Tekken 7. The entire thing is a bombastic visible showcase, one which left most of the game’s professionals wowed. Tremendous Akouma tweeted “TEKKEN 8 LOOKS SO GOOD,” whereas Cuddle_Core stated the trailer “regarded nice” and praised the colors and visuals.

Not everybody was so satisfied, nonetheless. UK participant JoKa remained reserved however “optimistic” concerning the gameplay facet of issues after a Famitsu interview with Harada emphasised Tekken 8’s shift in the direction of a extra aggressive playstyle. Korean participant Knee questioned the graphics of the second trailer, saying they regarded noticeably worse than the primary reveal. “The primary trailer for Tekken 8 stated ‘in-game graphics,'” he tweeted. “So, was that actual? I believed so, however trying on the second trailer, I do not suppose it is pretty much as good as the primary.”

Whatever the trailer dividing some gamers, the hype appears properly and actually right here for the subsequent battle. Between this and Avenue Fighter 6 it is a rattling good time to be a part of the FGC right away. I’ve all the time favoured Tekken and 3D fighters usually so I am hyped to get my fingers on it, although we’re nonetheless and not using a launch date. The one factor I want now’s for Bandai Namco to lastly unveil SoulCalibur 7. Please, I am begging you.