Bandai Namco just shared a glimpse of the upcoming Tekken project.
On stage at EVO 2022, Bandai Namco shared a trailer for its next Tekken 7 update after the Tekken 7 Grand Finals. At the end of the trailer, they show the iconic Tekken cutscene Mishima Kazuya throwing his father, Mishima Heihachi, off a cliff.
When the cutscene zooms in on Kazuya’s face, it instantly switches from the 1994 PlayStation version of Kazuya to a very modern version of the character. “Ready” appears on the screen before the trailer goes black. You can skip to the 1:40 mark in the video below to watch the trailer.
Get your fists ready for more 👊
📣 A free update with battle balance tweaks will be available at #Tekken 7
🗓 Global Finals #TWT2023 will be held in Amsterdam on 4-5 February 2023… until the end! pic.twitter.com/47cMCc0VXI— Tekken (@Tekken) August 8, 2022
Series director Katsuhiro Harada briefly appeared on the official EVO stream, but didn’t elaborate on the tease. While we’re not sure yet, it’s safe to say that this trailer points to Tekken 8. However, the trailer explicitly uses footage from the original Iron Fist, so there’s a chance it could be a remake or reboot of the series. Bandai Namco has no official word yet on what this project is, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Originally released in 2017, Tekken 7 has received a lot of DLC support since its release. We gave the game a 9.5 in our Tekken 7 review, saying the game “strikes a good balance between being accessible for newcomers to the series and retaining much of its technical heritage.
For more fighting game news from EVO, check out the new Fatal Fury game announced by SNK, the rollback netcode for Dragon Ball FighterZ, and PlayStation’s EVO investigation on NFTs.
Screen – Tekken 7 [Version 3.00]