Tekken 8 Release Date Might be Scheduled for March 2024

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Recent developments from Bandai Namco suggest that the Tekken 8 release date might be drawing near, possibly even by March 2024.

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Tekken 8 Release Date Might be Scheduled for March 2024

While the official Tekken 8 release date remains shrouded in mystery, the clues and hints suggest a possible launch window in early 2024.

Tekken 8 is coming closer to its launch

The titles that are near their completion often get rated by different rating boards. In the case of Tekken 8, the game has recently been rated 15+ in South Korea. This rating aligns with the norms for fighting games in the region, however, this has led fans to speculate that the game might be closer to its release.

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South Korean rating hints at a potential Tekken 8 release window

Another crucial hint was found within Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Financial Report for the First Quarter of the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2024. While Tekken 8 wasn’t mentioned explicitly, the report revealed plans for major title releases in the second half of the fiscal year. Now, given the anticipation and hype around Tekken 8, it’s reasonable to assume that it’s one of the major titles slated for release during this timeframe.

Analyzing the given clues provided thus far, early 2024 seems like a potential release window for Tekken 8.

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Potential Tekken 8 release date

If the game is set for the second half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024, this suggests a Tekken 8 release window spanning from October 2023 to March 2024. Moreover, a Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea filing on August 11, 2023, indicated an anticipated release within the first half of 2024.

Combining these insights with the fact that the Tekken World Tour season concludes on January 14, 2024, leads us to a probable Tekken 8 release window of February 2024 to March 2024.

Strengthening the case for a 2024 launch, we can reflect on the fact that TEKKEN 7 received its rating on February 2, 2017, just four months before its global launch on June 2, 2017. Moreover, in November 2022, Bandai Namco’s financial statement hinted at the ongoing development of “Tekken 8 with the aim of being released after 2023.”

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Bandai Namco’s November 2022 financial statement

Notably, their fiscal year concludes at the end of March. Looking ahead, by counting six to seven months from September 2023, we arrive at a launch window that aligns with the fiscal year-end in March 2024. While a holiday launch in 2023 would be quite surprising, considering the current state of the game, an early 2024 release appears to be a more accurate projection.

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What’s coming in Tekken 8?

Tekken 8 is currently under development for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S, spotlighting another battle between father and son, Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama. The narrative landscape has evolved significantly since the occurrences of Tekken 7, with the end of Heihachi Mishima and Jin’s heightened mastery over his devil powers.

Presently, the official website proudly showcases a lineup of 18 characters that have received official introductions, encompassing familiar faces such as Kazuya, Jin, King, Jun, Paul, Law, Jack-8, Lars, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Asuka, Lili, Bryan, Hwoarang, Claudio, Raven, alongside the newcomer Azucena.

Previously, a purported leak (an offscreen image that seemed to present all the fighters available upon the game’s release) unveiled the complete launch character roster for Tekken 8. Remarkably, with a total of 32 fighters and a fresh announcement at Evo 2023, this leak has proven to be accurate and consistent with the unfolding developments.

In terms of gameplay dynamics, Tekken 8 introduces the Heat system, allowing players to activate it once per round. This mechanism empowers characters, enabling them to execute new and more impactful attacks, thereby extending juggle combinations. Additionally, the return of Rage Arts is evident, while Rage Drives have been effectively replaced by Heat Smash.

Well, this is not all, a lot more is planned by Bandai Namco that will be revealed as the game gets closer to its release.

For constant updates, keep following Gamevro.

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