Tekken 8 is simply excellent! We have the right to say that after many trailers we saw, after open testing periods, and after a few gaming and esports events where T8 was playable.
It’s easy to expect a long and exciting lifespan of this title: in terms of top-level competition and also in terms of casual fun with friends. Bandai Namco cherishes the heritage of this fighting series — and the example of previous releases proves what amazing achievements the company can earn with their products.
Would you like to get some extra info about this game before actually buying Tekken 8? (yep, you can do that with a discount through that link). Here is a dedicated article on DashFight, where we highlight everything you need to know.
Tekken 8 Release Date
The game is out on January 26. It’s easy to check out the release timing thanks to this official poster.
The first teaser of Tekken 8 was shown during Evo 2022. Then we got an official announcement in September 2022.
A lot has happened since then! Thanks to many playable periods, the excitement around the game is quite tangible.
Pre-Orders, Early Access, Editions of Tekken 8
The game is available on three platforms: PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X.
If you buy Tekken 8 before the release date, you get a pre-order bonus:
Paul Phoenix avatar costume
Mokujin and Tetsujin skins — exclusively for PlayStation
There are a few Tekken 8 game editions. Let’s highlight what’s included in each of them.
Tekken 8 Standard edition
It’s a base game, which is quite enough if someone wants to play Tekken 8 and doesn't need anything extra.
Tekken 8 Deluxe Edition
This version sure contains the base game, and it comes with bonuses:
Year 1 Pass that includes four playable DLC characters
Character Costume: Gold Suit Pack
Kinjin avatar ski
Tekken 8 Ultimate Edition
In addition to Tekken 8 base game and everything from the Digital Edition, you get:
Avatar skins of Kazuya, Jun, and Jin
Avatar costume Classic Tekken 32 Tee Set
Tekken 8 Premium Collector’s Edition
It’s a physical release of Tekken 8, and it comes with a set of physical objects. Digital bonuses fully repeat what you get with the Ultimate Edition.
Jin Figurine — 25cm, electrified
Leroy Smith metal ring
Eight Glossy collectible cards
Burning Chain metal plate
Tekken 8 Characters: Base Roster, DLC
Even the basic roster of Tekken 8 is impressive. We get 32 characters, both new and returning.
As for Tekken 8 DLC, only one character was confirmed prior the game release — and it’s Eddy Gordo. He is promised for spring 2024.
Without any doubt, it is much better to experience the story of Tekken 8, not just read about it.
In general, we can say that Tekken is honest to its roots and highlights inter-generational struggles. Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama, father and son — one wants to kill another, and… The story comes beyond the family business, scaling itself to the level of saving the world.
However complicated it may feel (which is pretty traditional for Tekken games), the story is great for diving into the game atmosphere, getting to know the characters better, and learning the basics.