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Bandai Namco Teases The New Tekken

Is this our first look at Tekken 8

Video game company Bandai Namco took to the stage at EVO 2022 after the Tekken 7 Grand Finals to share a trailer for the next Tekken 7 update… but if you stick around to the end there’s an unexpected bonus…

The Evolution Championship Series is the biggest fighting game tournament in the world and is under way right now in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.

At the end of the trailer, we saw the iconic original Tekken cutscene from PlayStation 1 where Kazuya Mishima throws his father Heihachi Mishima off a cliff.

However, in an unexpected surprise, as the cutscene zooms in on Kazuya’s face from 1994’s PlayStation version, it switches to a very modern-looking version of Kazuya and the words “Get Ready” fade up…

Katsuhiro Harada, the series director briefly appeared on the official EVO stream, but didn’t explain anything in the teaser update trailer. And although we don’t know for sure just yet, all signs are pointing to our first glimpse of Tekken 8. 

With the teaser using footage from the original Tekken could this be a remake or reboot of the long-running series? Bandai Namco is yet to make an official announcement on what exactly the project is as well. 

Since its release in 2017, Tekken 7 has received lots of DLC support and has remained one of the best Tekken titles as it strikes a balance for both newcomers and long-time players. 

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