Tekken 8 Tentatively Planned For Release in Early 2024
Namco Bandai’s latest entry in the Tekken fighting game series, Tekken 8, is tentatively planned for release early in the year 2024.
Speaking with regards to the future of e-sports for the Tekken fighting game series, Tekken 8 director Katsuhiro Harada mentioned that Tekken 7 has been announced for the forthcoming EVO Japan, which is scheduled to happen by the end of March/beginning of April. He added that it would be “cool” for there to be a tour from then onward, leading up to the release of Tekken 8, which would fall sometime early in 2024.
An early 2024 release window for Tekken 8 sounds realistic, given that the game’s development has been progressing as per schedule. That said, Harada’s statement does imply that this would be the best case scenario for its release, and that it may well get pushed further in the event of developmental issues.
Tekken 8 is an upcoming fighting game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is set to be released for Windows PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S as the eighth main installment in the Tekken series.
The Tekken franchise is 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.