How Tekken 8 is Taking the Game to the Next Level

Tekken 8 releases in January 2024

How Tekken 8 is Taking the Game to the Next Level

What else can we expect from Bandai Namco?

Tekken has been recognized as one of the best fighting game franchises in the world. The franchise has created 11 different games, 2 movies, and an anime. While that might seem like a lot of content for a franchise that was first released in 1994, I think fans would agree that it is better for a company to take its time and deliver an amazing piece of content.

Bandai Namco is showcasing just why they are considered one of the best in the business with Tekken 8. Not only does the gameplay footage for the game look just amazing but this edition of the game will include all kinds of extra levels of content for gamers to indulge in. It’s as if the Tekken series looks at the bar set by their previous games and always asks, how can we get this higher?

Fans of the series will be happy to hear that we are heading back into the King of the Iron Fist Tournament. One of the main appeals of this game is it’s just bonkers take on a storyline. Sure, Mortal Kombat has some whacky modes and characters, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the pure insanity that is the Tekken universe.

This is reality - Jin Kazama

Tekken 8 will of course focus on its 3d fighting elements. This go around, the game will feature 32 different fighters with new and improved combat mechanics. But that doesn’t mean that the game will be just a PVP brawler like so many other fighting games out there.

Tekken 8 will feature 6 different game modes for players to take part in. “The Darkness Awakens” works as the story mode for the game. This is rumored to be longer than Tekken 7’s story mode. Fans will get to spend some time practicing their skills in the Arcade Quest Mode. If you are one of the people who are interested in all the new AI technology, go spend some time in the Super Ghost Battle. This mode puts players up against a new generation of AI that will push players to the limit.

The Tekken Fight Lounge will feature four separate areas for gamers to spend time in. These areas include the battle arena, the customization shop, the beach area, and the Tekken dojo. If PVP is what you’re looking for then you should head over to the lounge and engage in one of the three different battle modes offered.

And most importantly of all, Tekken Ball is back baby! This mode pits two players against each other to see who can keep a spherical object off the ground the longest. Does that sound like something that would be strange to put into a fighting game? Welcome to the whacky world of the Tekken fighting universe.

In a world filled with half finished games with additional content released after the fact, it is refreshing to see a company that seems to genuinely want to release the best product that they can for their customers. Game director Nohei Ikeda had the following to say about the release:

"For a Tekken game, we tried to include as much as possible into this one so that people feel confident about buying a fully packaged game. Along with the story modes, we also have the regular features fans can expect, and we also have the return of Tekken Ball and other things we've wanted to do in Tekken 7 that we weren't able to do then. So we tried to put all of that into Tekken 8 to ensure it's the best in the series."

It seems almost certain that this entry into the Tekken series will quickly become a fan favorite. And for good reason. Combining amazing graphics with loads of content from a company that aims to please seems like a surefire way to the top of the gaming industry. Now, if I could just figure out what the actual story means.

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