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Tekken 8

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Fighting
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
Release Date: Jan. 26, 2024

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'Tekken 8' Closed Network Test On Consoles and PC In July, Accepting Sign-ups - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 9, 2023 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT

Tekken 8 brings the fight to the next generation, using Unreal Engine 5 and creating one of the most visually stunning and immersive titles in the genre yet.

Tekken 8 pushes the envelope for fighting games and takes full advantage of the power of the latest generation of consoles

"Fist Meets Fate” in the dramatic new storyline in Tekken 8.

The Tekken series holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest-running video game storyline, with Tekken 8 continuing the tragic saga of the Mishima and Kazama bloodlines and their world-shaking father-and-son grudge matches. This latest saga begins where the previous title left off, with a world mired deep in the devastating war between Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama. After suffering what seems to be a defeat from Kazuya, Jin faces his own fate. His mother, Jun Kazama, appears after her absence from the Tekken franchise to try and turn the tide in this blood feud.

Tekken 8 will feature exciting new gameplay focused on “Aggressive” tactics. Retaining Tekken’s unique fighting game identity, the game will provide both players and spectators with the series’ most thrilling experience yet with visceral screen-jarring attacks and environments that are both dynamic and destructible.

Tekken 8 will be playable to selected players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC with a Closed Network Test (CNT) that will start on 21st July 2023.

With the upcoming CNT, players will have a chance to experience this new philosophy and play a part in helping influence key game mechanics and features coming to Tekken 8.

The Tekken 8 CNT will feature online head-to-head "Ranked matches” with cross-platform matchmaking. Selected players will be able to pick from 16 characters including Jin, Kazuya, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack 8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan and the newly announced Claudio. There will be five stages available, Urban Square, Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, and Arena.

The CNT will take place across two different sessions, with a Week 1 CNT only on PlayStation 5 and Week 2 CNT available for all three platforms, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. A subscription to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus is not required to participate. Participants to the CNT will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

Date and session times for the Tekken 8 are as follows:

  • Week 1 – PlayStation 5 only
    • 21st July at 09:00 BST – 24th July at 08:00 BST
      • Maintenance will be held from 21st July at 21:00 BST until 22nd July 00:00 BST
  • Week 2 – PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
    • 28th July at 09:00 BST – 31st July at 08:00 BST
      • Maintenance will be held from 29th July 09:00 BST until 29th July at 12:00 BST

PlayStation 5 players participating in the Week 1 session will also be able to participate in the Week 2 session.

Tekken 8 is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam).

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