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Tekken 8 Will Apparently Receive In-game Purchases With The Arrival Of “TEKKEN SHOP”

Bandai Namco Entertainment’s latest entry in the Tekken fighting game series, Tekken 8, appears to be getting in-game purchases with the arrival of “TEKKEN SHOP”.

In the latest live-streaming and events update for Tekken 8, Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed plans to introduce a new feature called “TEKKEN SHOP”. Apparently, this will open the gateway for in-game purchases, which likely includes paid costumes, costume colors, cosmetic items, and individual DLC characters.

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More details regarding the addition of micro-transactions in Tekken 8 are set to be shared by the game’s producer, Katsuhiro Harada, during a live stream on February 20, 2024, at 17:00 JST / 00:00 AM PST / 9:00 CET. The talk is said to introduce the post-release roadmap for Tekken 8.

Tekken 8 was released for PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S on January 26, 2024. It serves as the eighth canonical installment and the tenth overall entry in the Tekken series. The story mode, titled “The Dark Awakens,” takes place six months after the events of the previous game and centers around the final confrontation between main characters Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama, with Jin aiming to end the chaos within their family by defeating Kazuya. The game features 32 characters, both returning and new, each contributing to the overarching narrative.

The game incorporates introduces new mechanics such as the “Heat” system and “Tornado” extender. Additionally, the online mode includes Arcade Quest, featuring tournaments, arcade elements, customizable avatars, and specialized in-game currency. The game maintains the traditional fighting game format of the series. Producer Katsuhiro Harada described it as more aggressive than its predecessor, emphasizing proactive attacking over defensive play. The introduction of the “Heat” system rewards players with enhanced movesets and chip damage when in the “Heat” state. The game also features technical updates, including reworking the “Rage” system into “Heat Smash” and replacing the “Screw” mechanism with a “Tornado” extender. Various stages feature hazards, such as destructible walls and floors and explosive elements, adding depth to the gameplay.

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