Leaked Tekken 8 Character Select Screen Emerges, Compared With Tekken 7
The character select screen for the latest entry in Bandai Namco’s fighting game series, Tekken 8, has been leaked online, and here’s how it compares with the title screen from Tekken 7.
A leaked screenshot of what appears to be a demo kiosk for Tekken 8 has emerged online, revealing the game’s character select screen. If you’re wondering how it compares to Tekken 7’s character screen, read ahead.
Tekken 7 vs Tekken 8 Character Select Screen Comparison
A comparison between the character screen for both Tekken 7 (above) and Tekken 8 (below) can be seen below.
The roster of characters seen in the current build of Tekken 8 is not final, and will see some more additions leading up to the game’s release.
Previously, it was reported that Tekken 8 will support crossplay between PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and that the game’s launch roster is set to surpass that of Street Fighter 6. The Game Director and Chief Producer of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada, took to Twitter to reveal that Tekken 8 will support crossplay between PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and that the game’s launch roster will feature “a lot more” characters than that of Street Fighter 6.
Harada stated that when the previous generation consoles were released, he had proposed crossplay to the higher ups at PlayStation and Xbox. However, at the time, neither was interested in the feature over concerns related to business interests as well as P2P security issues. Therefore, his request for crossplay was repeatedly denied by both console makers. However, things are different in the current landscape, and Tekken 8 will indeed support crossplay on all available platforms.
Regarding the launch roster, Harada said that Tekken 8 will have “a lot more” characters at launch compared to Street Fighter 6. He pointed out that all the assets in the game, including character modeling, rigging, and costume design, are brand new and not re-used from earlier titles. He said that, while all of this is hard work, the development team is trying to deliver a higher number of characters at the game’s launch compared to previous entries in the Tekken series.