Tekken 8 Fans Should Be Excited for December 14 and 21


  • Tekken 8, releasing on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S, is highly anticipated and fans can try out the demo in the coming days before the January 26, 2024 release date.
  • The game will be the first in the franchise to be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, building on the success of Tekken 7, one of the best-selling fighting games of all time.
  • Tekken 8 introduces new features, including the Heat System, empowering players with abilities like Heat Burst and Heat Engager, and the demo will include the first chapter of the story and local multiplayer mode.

Bandai Namco is gearing up for the release of Tekken 8 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, and fans can get their hands on the demo version in the next few days as they wait for the January 26, 2024 release date. The Tekken 8 developer aims to build on the success of Tekken 7, which is of the best-selling fighting games of all time.

Tekken 8 will be the first video game in the franchise to debut on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The game’s teaser was revealed during the Tekken 7 tournament at EVO 2022, and it was formally announced at Sony’s State of Play event. The story of Tekken 8 picks up from where the previous title left off, revolving around Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. Players will be able to experience more aggessive gameplay in Tekken 8, according to the game’s director, Katsuhiro Harada.


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Tekken 8 will have a lot of upgrades and features, including the all-new Heat System, a gameplay mechanic that will empower in-game fighters with added abilities like Heat Burst, Heat Engager, Heat Dash, and Heat Smash. Recently, the Tekken Twitter account sent out a tweet, announcing a demo that includes the first chapter of the story, as well as the local multiplayer mode. The Tekken 8 demo will be released on the PlayStation 5 on December 14 and on the Xbox Series X/S and Steam on December 21.

Tekken 8 Demo Release Date

  • PS5: December 14
  • PC and Xbox Series X/S: December 21

Bandai Namco followed up the tweets by stating how players will be able to explore the first chapter of the story mode, which is titled “The Dark Awakens.” The name of the chapter suggests that users will be able to play as either Jin or Kazuya. Moreover, the demo version will enable gamers to choose between Jin, Kazuya, Nina, or Paul in the local versus fighting mode. The complete 32-character roster, which also features newcomer Victor Chevalier, Azucena, and Reina, will be accessible once the full version of Tekken 8 is released in January.

The announcement of the Tekken 8 demo release will have fans eagerly awaiting December 14 and 21, which are right around the corner. Tekken 8 could potentially be one of the best video games in 2024, and if it lives up to the hype, there’s a chance it could surpass Tekken 7‘s 10 million sales record.

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Tekken 8

Bandai Namco’s Tekken 8 will be the franchise’s debut entry on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, and the fighting game is built in Unreal Engine 5. The story revolves around Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama’s relationship.

January 26, 2024


Unreal Engine 5