Tekken 8 roster, all announced characters so far from Alisa to Zafina

Tekken 8 roster, all announced characters so far from Alisa to Zafina
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Last updated 

13th Nov 2023 10:56

The full Tekken 8 roster has finally been announced just ahead of the launch of the game. Tekken 8 brings back many fan favourites, some brand-new fighters, and one character we have not seen in many years.

With the full roster revealed across all platforms, players can begin to choose exactly who they want to play in the game. To that end, here is the full Tekken 8 roster of fighters.

Tekken 8 roster list

Here is the full Tekken 8 roster list for the release of the game. We have indicated which characters are new to the series, just in case you see any names you don't recognise. The roster list includes:

The icons for the full Tekken 8 roster
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  • Alisa Bosconovich
  • Asuka Kazama
  • Azucena Milagros Ortiz Castillo (New)
  • Bryan Fury
  • Claudio Serafino
  • Devil Jin
  • Feng
  • Hwoarang
  • Jack-8
  • Jin Kazama
  • Jun Kazama
  • Kazuya Mishima/Devil Kazuya
  • King II
  • Kuma II
  • Lars Alexandersson
  • Lee Chaolan
  • Leo Kliesen
  • Leroy Smith
  • Lili De Rochefort
  • Ling Xiaoyu
  • Marshall Law
  • Nina Williams
  • Panda
  • Paul Phoenix
  • Raven
  • Reina (New)
  • Sergei Dragunov
  • Shaheen
  • Steve Fox
  • Victor Chevalier (New)
  • Yoshimitsu
  • Zafina

How many characters are in Tekken 8?

There are 32 confirmed characters for the Tekken 8 launch roster, with no mention just yet of any post-launch additions.

The announced roster is mostly made up of returning characters from older entries, including one character that we have not seen in many years. However, there are three new characters in the series that we have detailed below.

New characters in Tekken 8

The three new characters coming to Tekken 8, Azucena, Victor, and Reina
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The new characters coming to Tekken 8 are Azucena, Victor, and Reina. The first to be announced was Azucena. Known as the Peruvian coffee queen, she brings an energetic (likely highly caffeinated) style to the game, with lots of dodges and counterattacks.

Victor is referred to by many in the community as French John Wick. Voiced by famous French actor Vincent Cassel, Victor appears to be some kind of secret agent/assassin. In true Tekken fashion, he is very over the top with a shiny suit and some sci-fi weapons.

Finally, Reina is the latest addition to the roster. Nicknamed Purple Lightning, Reina appears to be a significant character in the plot of Tekken 8. While it isn't outright stated in her trailer, Reina has some interesting interactions with Kazuya and Jin, and fights with some classic Mishima-style moves.

Her stage even appears to be the Mishima Dojo, leading many to speculate that she is another member of the family, perhaps a cousin of Jin's, or even a much younger sibling to Kazuya, making her another heir of Heihachi. Stranger still, some speculate she may be Heihachi himself, somehow reborn in a new body. Stranger things have happened in Tekken. 

Want to find out more before you start fighting? Check out our Tekken homepage for more news and guides, and check out our Tekken 8 release guide for all the info you need on the game.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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