Tekken 8 Launches on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC on January 24, 2024; New Mode and Returning Fighters Revealed

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that Tekken 8 will launch on consoles and PC on January 26, 2024 and revealed some new fighters and mode.

Tekken 8 will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC with pre-orders being open now with three editions to choose from. The team also released a new trailer that reveals the new Arcade Quest mode and some returning fighters including Leo, Kuma, Steve, Dragunov, and Yoshimitsu. In total, the game will have 32 characters on the roster at launch.

You can learn more about the editions and what was shown today below.

Today’s reveal showcased Arcade Quest as a completely new mode coming to Tekken 8. Arcade Quest is a new single player mode that will prove the ultimate training ground, tapping into the franchise’s roots to introduce a new way to play and polish skills. In this mode, players can create and customize their own avatar and “visit” different arcades to participate in matches designed to improve their play and teach new techniques. As players progress through the story, they will continue to develop and grow stronger along with their avatar, honing their skills against tougher and tougher opponents in a story not too different from how some real players got into esports.

Continuing the regular cadence of Tekken 8. character reveals, the trailer announced returning favorites joining the 32-character roster, with Kuma, Leo, Shaheen, Steve, Dragunov, and Yoshimitsu showcasing their updated looks and moves. All the characters in TEKKEN 8 will have deep customization choices, including completely new options, with the possibility to change colors as well as the size and position of accessories, letting players really show their style and bring personal flair to their favorite characters.

TEKKEN 8 is now available for preorder in Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Edition. Preorders for Standard Edition include the base game, once available, and grant players the Paul Phoenix set as an Avatar Costume. PlayStation 5 players will receive the Mokujin and Testujin Avatar skins. The Deluxe Edition includes all standard items along with the Playable Character Year 1 Pass, which unlocks four characters released after the game’s launch, as well as the Kinjin Avatar skin. It also includes the Gold Suit Pack of playable character costumes for all 32 characters, letting players bring bling to their battles. The Ultimate Edition includes all content and bonuses of the Deluxe edition along with Avatar skins for Kazuya, Jin, and Jun as well as 32 patterns of classic TEKKEN™ T-shirt sets for players to personalize their avatars and perhaps relive past memories from this legendary franchise. 

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