An extremely temporary teaser proven throughout EVO 2022 hinted at a brand new Tekken recreation. Through the preventing recreation championship, a clip confirmed the notorious Kazuya ending of the unique Tekken during which he will get revenge on his father Heihachi by dropping him off a cliff. As an alternative of ending when the digital camera zooms in on his smile, there is a blur of static and his face is changed by an older, scarred model of Kazuya with the pink eye he gained in Tekken 4. “GET READY”, it says.
A video lower than 30 seconds lengthy is not a lot to go on, however rumors of each a remake of the unique Tekken and a brand new sequel have been circulating for some time. On condition that the teaser reveals an older model of Kazuya, it is honest to imagine Bandai Namco aren’t hinting at a remake.
The subsequent #TEKKEN was very briefly teased at #Evo2022. Prepare! pic.twitter.com/B8KwPvWuaIAugust 8, 2022
Tekken 8 appeared in final 12 months’s Nvidia leak, during which an online developer discovered a database of video games in Nvidia’s GeForce Now shopper together with some that had but to be introduced. Guess we have got one other one so as to add to the checklist of confirmed video games from that leak, alongside GTA: The Trilogy, PC ports of God of Battle and Ultimate Fantasy 7 Remake, Road Fighter 6, and all the remaining.
Again in 2017, when Tekken 7 was introduced for PC (the primary within the sequence to be ported to our platform of alternative), we spoke to series director Katsuhiro Harada. When requested whether or not the plan was for Tekken 7 to develop into a regularly up to date live-service platform, or if Tekken 8 was inevitable, Harada replied, “if the sport is launched and the gamers actually appear to love 7 and need to see extra in the identical vein, maybe that’s one thing that would occur. Or it may very well be that we launch the sport and in some unspecified time in the future determine to vary quite a lot of the sport a lot in order that it warrants an 8 or a quantity change. Now we have some early concepts for what we would love to do, nevertheless it actually comes right down to the gamers and what they need to see.”
Tekken: Bloodline, an anime-styled adaptation of the sequence which appears to primarily be based mostly on the plot of Tekken 3, is being launched on Netflix this month. It will comply with Jin Kazama, Kazuya’s son, coaching together with his grandfather Heihachi as he seeks revenge in opposition to the traditional demon Ogre. It is due on August 18.