Bryan Fury is coming to Tekken 8, Bandai Namco has revealed. Twice.
Everybody’s favorite deranged zombie cyborg was confirmed for Tekken 8’s character roster at this yr’s Combo Breaker combating match, held over the weekend. The announcement got here within the type of a trailer, viewable above, with the tagline “A wildcard for violence and destruction”.
The announcement did not go totally easily, nevertheless. As reported by VGC, the trailer was apparently posted to an official Instagram account sooner than supposed, left up lengthy sufficient to begin circulating amongst YouTube channels earlier than being pulled offline.
Tekken producer Michael Murray issued an apology for the untimely reveal on Twitter, stating “I apologise to followers who noticed that individual factor in not the best way @Harada_Tekken and I had wished it to occur,” Murray added. “I really feel dangerous for all you guys.”
I apologize to the followers who noticed that individual factor in not the best way @Harada_TEKKEN and I had wished it to occur. I really feel dangerous for all you guys and in addition the dev staff who gave up weekends to work on it 🙁May 28, 2023
Based on VGC, Tekken 8’s director Katsuhiro Harada additionally commented on the leak in a subsequently deleted tweet, pointing the finger at Bandai Namco Europe for the error, and stating “That is why I warned you years in the past to not submit on a timer.”
In any case, the trailer makes Bryan appear like tons of enjoyable to play. The character has all the time stood out since his introduction into the Tekken roster in 3, together with his shock of white hair and hyper-aggressive combating fashion. He appears to have misplaced little of that manic ferocity within the years since, with the trailer exhibiting Bryan locking on to a goal together with his cybernetic eye for a devastating flying punch, and celebrating by firing a minigun within the air earlier than lobbing the weapon on the digicam.
Tekken 8 was initially introduced again in June final yr. Bandai Namco nonetheless hasn’t specified a launch date, nevertheless it has confirmed a bunch of returning characters, together with Hwoarang, Lars Alexandersson, and Jun Kazama, the latter of whom hasn’t been seen since approach again in Tekken 2.