Tekken 8 release date, platforms, trailers & more

Tekken 8 release date, platforms, trailers & more
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Written by 

Jack Roberts

Last updated 

16th Jan 2024 13:59


If you’re looking to find out everything you need to know about Tekken 8 in the run-up to its launch, you’ve come to the right place to learn about the game's release date, platforms, and much more.

In a year that has seen new Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter games, Tekken 8 is finally on the way. So, we’re here to break down all the details you need to get started with the game when you get your hands on it.

When is the Tekken 8 release date?

Following a jampacked trailer at Opening Night Live of Gamescom 2023, it was revealed that Tekken 8 release date is Friday, January 26, 2024.

The release date for Tekken 8, releasing January 26, 2024
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Alongside the reveal of the release date, players are also able to pre-order the game from August 22, 2023.

What platforms is Tekken 8 on?

Tekken 8 will be released on PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5, meaning there are a variety of ways for players to access the game.

While Street Fighter 6 was also released on previous generation consoles, and Mortal Kombat 1 will also see a Nintendo Switch release, it seems that Tekken 8 is releasing exclusively on current-generation platforms. That said, it will have crossplay across all platforms it is available on.

Tekken 8 trailers

Tekken 8 has had several trailers announcing various aspects of the game, as well as the characters that appear on the game's roster.

Reveal Trailer

Doing what it says on the tin, the Tekken 8 reveal trailer brought players their first look at the latest instalment for the current generation. Tekken 8 was revealed on September 13, 2022.

Story Trailer

The story trailer for Tekken 8 gives players their first glimpse of what they can expect from the game’s campaign and story elements. While it will likely involve your typical Tekken fayre of gameplay, it looks set to continue from the death of Heihachi Mishima.

Release Date Trailer

The Release Date trailer for Tekken 8 gave eager players a glimpse at several unannounced characters, including Kuma II and Yoshimitsu.

Additionally, it also provided the release date that everyone had been waiting for.

Feng and Closed Beta Test Trailer

This trailer revealed Feng as a member of the roster, and that a Close Beta Test will be held ahead of the launch, between October 20 and 23.

Return of Legends trailer

With the release of the game not far off, the Return of Legends trailer showed off more gameplay, announced a handful of characters, and confirmed that the game would launch with 32 characters, with the final two fighters to be announced shortly after.

Victor and Reina trailers

The two latest trailers for the game are the individual character trailers for Victor and Reina, rounding out the roster for the release.

Live Action Trailer

The Tekken 8 live-action trailer is a banger, with players literally queuing up to be the next challenger.

Tekken 8 gameplay

Paul as he appears in Tekken 8. He is preparing to punch his opponent
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From the trailers, we have seen and initial impressions from the closed network test, Tekken 8 looks set to continue its traditional combat style.

However, it will also include several new features, including the Heat system, that can drastically alter the move sets and appearances of characters.

Additionally, the Rage Drive system from Tekken 7 is set to make a return. As players build up their rage meter, they will be able to unleash mighty attacks that could alter the trajectory of a match.

The developers have stated that Tekken 8 is designed to be a more aggressive game, where players will need to act fast to land attacks and win fights.

That is everything we currently know about the release of Tekken 8, which is coming up soon. For more on the game head to our Tekken homepage, where you can learn about Tekken 8 rollback netcode, and what we learned from the Closed Network Test.

Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.

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