Namco Reveals ‘Tekken 8’ With A Gorgeous New Trailer

by Sage Ashford

Bandai-Namco opened Sony’s State of Play by offering a breathtaking glimpse at the latest game in their long-running fighting game series, Tekken 8. The trailer features a showdown between Jin Kazama and his father, Kazuya Mishima in a rain-drenched battlefield.

Though it might be easy for people to think this is just a pre-rendered cut scene, Executive Producer Katsuhiro Harada has said otherwise over on the PlayStation blog:

“This trailer was actually taken directly from a certain part in the current work-in-progress Tekken 8’s story mode, played on PlayStation 5. In other words, all the character models, backgrounds, and effects are the same ones that are used in-game. Although this was captured from the story mode, it is not a pre-rendered movie made for the trailer but rather real-time rendered footage, running at 60 frames per second, similar to how you would experience the game in versus battle modes. (Of course, some of the effects, dialogue as well as the camera angle is currently being updated and may change when the game launches).”

Harada also mentioned the background effects shown in the trailer will be implemented in the game, from the tornadoes and rain density to the ocean tanker breaking into pieces during the fight. But while this is a beautiful trailer, other details were sparse: no other characters have been confirmed yet, and there’s no word on when this game will make another appearance.

Tekken 8 has no confirmed release date yet, but will be releasing for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and Steam.

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