As an introduction to PlayStation State of Play this Tuesday evening, we found two legendary fighters pitted against each other. Yes, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Bandai Namco have just formalized Tekken 8 by releasing the first spectacular preview that is already selling dreams.
So the teaser for EVO 2022 was good for this new episode developed for Unreal Engine 5, as we see Kazuya Mishima face off against Jin Kazama in the rain with rumbling thunder. More realistic and visceral than ever, this flavor of gameplay that we have to find in Tekken 8 has everything to make you dream, especially when Devil Jin appears!
Katsuhiro Harada had this to say about Tekken 8 on the PlayStation Blog:
Hi everyone, I’m Harada, the production manager for the Tekken project. After a long wait, we can finally announce that Tekken 8 is in production. Have you seen the first trailer?
The trailer is actually taken directly from an excerpt from the story mode of the game in development, filmed on the PlayStation 5. In other words, the characters, scenery, and effects you see are the same ones used in the game. Taken from Story Mode, this is not a pre-rendered video created specifically for the trailer, but a real-time 60fps footage that you can see in-game in Versus Mode. (Of course, some effects and dialogue, as well as camera angles, are still being improved and may change before the game is released.)
The Tekken series is famous for its breathtaking pre-rendered scenes in the Story mode. And there are so many things about this new opus that we would like to tell you. However, we chose to focus this very first announcement on the quality of the game by showing you Tekken 8 images for PS5.
You must have noticed this while watching the trailer, whether it’s the new playable characters or small details like the drops on their skin: Tekken 8 offers an incomparable level of quality, far superior to that offered by Tekken 7. These are not images created exclusively for the trailer, but rather a rendering of what is happening on the screen during the game in real time.
Also, if you look closely at the background during fights, you can see raging waves and a tornado, a giant oil tanker breaking in two, or a storm so realistic that you can feel the force of the wind and the falling rain.
All these various effects are used in the battle arenas of this opus. Of course, we continue our efforts to further improve the quality. In the latest version of the build in development, the level of quality is increasing significantly day by day, and we can see, for example, a tanker approaching the shore in the background, as well as impressive flames dancing next to the character. We hope you enjoy all these effects!
The Tekken series also holds the record for the longest video game history. As the final dialogue of Tekken 7 hints, this new installment will focus on the confrontation between Kazuya Mishima and his son, Jin Kazama. As for the significance of the scene you saw in the trailer and its importance in the main story… you’ll have to wait until the game releases to find out.
Since the game is still in development, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a bit.
The entire development team is working tirelessly to ensure that this new opus lives up to your expectations, and we sincerely thank you for your support.
Tekken 8 may have been revealed at Sony, it will also be released elsewhere as it is planned for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam).
Alexander SAMSON (Omega Law)
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