The first trailer for Tekken 8 was shown during Sony's State of Play showcase, showing Tekken mainstays Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima duking it out in traditional Tekken fashion, but in greater fidelity than ever before.
According to Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada, the first trailer for Tekken 8 was taken directly from a certain part of the current work-in-progress Tekken 8s story mode, played on PlayStation 5.
Harada explained in a post on Sonys PlayStation Blog that all of the character models, backgrounds, and effects are the same as those used in the game. It is not a pre-rendered movie made for the trailer, but rather real-time rendered footage, comparable to how you would experience the game in battle modes. (Of course, some of the effects, dialogue, as well as the camera angle are being updated and may change when the game launches.)
Tekken 8's release date has not been announced. Bandai Namco advised customers to keep an eye on the game for more information. Tekken 8 is not a PS5 exclusive; the fighting game will be released on Windows PC and Xbox Series X.
Tekken 8 was first teased by Bandai Namco during the Evo fighting game championships last year.
The previous game in the series, Tekken 7, was released in 2015 exclusively in arcades, and was released on consoles two years later. The game was heavily supported by Bandai Namco, culminating with the release of its apparent final DLC character, Lidia Sobieska, in March 2021, making a lot of sense.