Tekken 8 Announcement Possibly Teased For The Game Awards 2022
A Tekken 8 announcement is possibly being teased by Geoff Keighley for The Game Awards 2022 on the official Twitter account.
While it’s certainly possible that the announcement for the next installment in the Tekken fighting game series, potentially called Tekken 8, will be made at The Game Awards this year, Geoff Keighley claims to have merely shared what he saw on the EVO 2022 stream.
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) August 8, 2022
There is no doubt that a brand new Tekken game is in development for all modern platforms. An announcement is inevitable at this point, and The Game Awards 2022 seems like a pretty good place to make it happen. The event is scheduled for sometime in December, 2022.
The image of Kazuya Mishima, one of the prominent characters featured in the Tekken series, came from a new teaser shared by Bandai Namco. The video reveals a new update for Tekken 7, followed by a flashback sequence from the original Tekken game, where Kazuya throws Heihachi off of a cliff. The teaser then switches to a modern render of Kazuya’s character model, and is accompanied by a mysterious hint appears that states “Get ready”.
Ready your fists for more 👊
📣 A free update with battle balance adjustments will be implemented in #TEKKEN 7
🗓 The Global Finals of the #TWT2023 will be held on February 4-5, 2023 in Amsterdam
…watch until the end! pic.twitter.com/47cMCc0VXI
— TEKKEN (@TEKKEN) August 8, 2022
Tekken is a franchise based on a series of fighting video and arcade games developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The conflict between the Mishima family serves as the main focus of the series’ plot, while players explore other characters’ motivations in their quest to control the Zaibatsu. The main games in the series follow the events of the King of Iron Fist Tournament, hosted by the Mishima Zaibatsu, where players control a variety of characters to win the tournament and take over the business.
The first installment in the series was released by Namco in 1994. As of 2017, the series spans across nine entries, eight spin-off games, and has been adapted into three feature films, along with appearances in other media.