May 30, 2023

The Tekken 8 roster continues to develop, with Hwoarang, the fiery, smug and impulsive Taekwondo grasp, making his return. He joins a lineup of characters that features Emilie ‘Lili’ De Rochefort, Paul Phoenix, Leroy Smith, and Asuka Kazama.

Hwoarang has all the time been portrayed as a personality who values his preventing prowess and is commonly discovered boasting about his capabilities within the ring. Regardless of his rebellious nature and disdain for authority, he reveals deep respect for his grasp, Baek Doo San.

The driving power behind Hwoarang’s journey within the collection has all the time been his rivalry with Jin Kazama. Initially sparked by a draw they fought to earlier than Tekken 3, this rivalry has advanced into one thing past simply proving his superior preventing expertise. All through the collection, Hwoarang usually seems disinterested and dissatisfied in each day life, even after main victories. It’s the potential for one more difficult combat with Jin that rekindles his spirit and pulls him away from his routine life.

Although usually seen as self-centered, Hwoarang has additionally proven emotional depth round these he genuinely cares about. This aspect of him is especially evident in his interactions together with his grasp, as seen in Baek’s Tekken Tag Event 2 ending cutscene.

As a personality, Hwoarang is acknowledged for his Taekwondo methods, specializing in speedy and versatile kicks that may simply overwhelm his opponents. His fashion is extra aligned with the self-defense-based methods of the Worldwide Taekwondo Federation than the extra well known World Taekwondo. Hwoarang’s movement seize is carried out by ITF seventh Dan Black Belt and light-weight champion, Hwang Su-Il.

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Hwoarang’s aggressive taking part in fashion is highlighted by his strikes that allow him to hurry into opponents with a flurry of assaults. Nonetheless, whereas his kicks supply spectacular harm and vary, his pace is kind of common, and his strikes are prone to counters. His punches are finest utilized as fast pokes or for sustaining air juggles, and ought to be employed with strategic planning resulting from their minimal uncooked harm.

Regardless of his flashy and agile moveset, Hwoarang stays one of many extra advanced characters within the Tekken collection. His a number of stance transitions and huge movelist make him a problem for rookies. Nonetheless, those that grasp his aggressive taking part in fashion and fixed stress techniques can flip Hwoarang right into a formidable adversary, regardless of his restricted defensive capabilities.

Though the discharge date has but to be introduced, the sport is about to launch on PlayStation 5, Home windows, and Xbox Collection X and Collection S platforms.

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