At the Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live, Bandai Namco finally confirmed that Tekken 8 will be released on January 26, 2024, the game will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC through Steam. Along with the release date confirmation, a new game mode, Arcade Quest was also unveiled for Tekken 8.
The game’s new trailer also revealed the return of beloved characters to the roster. The trailer also showcases that Tekken 8 will grant players extensive control over character appearances, including color variations and accessory placements.
What Is Arcade Quest Game Mode?
In Arcade Quest, players can create their avatars and embark on a journey within the Tekken universe. By battling opponents in various arcades, players will improve their skills and unlock customization items for their characters and avatars. This mode aims to provide a personalized and engaging experience, mirroring the growth of avatars in the esports realm. Your avatar can be a Tekken world champion in the game.
According to Bandai Namco, Arcade Quest is a novel mode that aims to refine players’ skills while offering a fresh way to interact with the franchise. The gradual progression of avatars parallels the journey of real-life esports enthusiasts as they advance in skill.
Tekken 8 Is Different!
Tekken is undoubtedly the most popular franchise in the fighting games genre, so Tekken 8 naturally becomes a highly anticipated addition to the series. While the core of the Tekken series has always remained the same, which is not a bad thing since this is what the community loves most about this franchise.
However, Tekken 8 is introducing various new elements to give players and fans a sense of innovation and something fresh to look forward to, along with the familiar expectations of a Tekken game.
Tekken 8 focuses on enhancing the gaming experience with improved character visuals and oh boy does it look beautiful thanks to the power of Unreal Engine 5. The game features carefully designed character models and advanced graphics, utilizing next-generation hardware for a more realistic feel in the Tekken combat scenes.
The title also introduces dynamic environments and stages that can be damaged during fights, creating a more immersive gameplay.
Remaining true to the series’ conventions, Tekken 8 explores the ongoing rivalry between the Mishima and Kazama bloodlines. Set six months after the previous installment, the narrative delves into the tensions within the Mishima family.
A notable addition is the Heat Battle System, designed to intensify fights while keeping the core Tekken essence. Battles now take place in destructible stages, providing both visual appeal and strategic options. The new Rage Arts feature, similar to super moves, aims to offer an exciting combat experience for players and observers.
Tekken 8 Pre-Orders Are Live: There Are Three Different Editions You Can Get
The pre-orders for Tekken 8 are live now and will be offered in three editions to suit different preferences and budgets:
The Standard Edition ($69.99) is the basic package, which includes the base game along with an Avatar costume known as the Paul Phoenix Set. You will also receive two Avatar skins named Tetsujin and Mokujin to customize your in-game character’s appearance.
For those looking for a bit more, there’s the Deluxe Edition ($99.99). This edition not only includes the base game but also comes with the Playable Character Year 1 Pass, granting access to new characters throughout the first year. Alongside this, you’ll receive a special Character costume called the Gold Suit Pack, an Avatar skin called Kinjin, and all the add-ons in the standard edition.
The Ultimate Edition ($109.99) is the most comprehensive offering. In addition to the base game and the Playable Character Year 1 Pass, you’ll receive the Character costume Gold Suit Pack and the Avatar costume Classic Tekken Tee Set.
Moreover, you’ll get three distinct Avatar skins: Kazuya, Jun, and Jin. To round out the package, you’ll also have the Kinjin Avatar skin and the Paul Phoenix Set Avatar costume, as well as the Tetsujin and Mokujin Avatar skins for even more customization options.
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