As anticipation peaks for Tekken 8, the gaming community is buzzing about who’s going to grace the arena this time. Here’s a deep dive into the confirmed roster for Tekken 8, set to release in 2023.
Confirmed Fighters for Tekken 8
We’re expecting a total of 30 characters in the release, with 26 already announced:
The iconic robot, Jack, evolves into Jack-8. Fresh moves and an enormous gun were teased in a recent trailer.
Jin & Jun Kazama
The Kazama family is back with Jin showcasing a mix of jujitsu and Kazama martial arts. Rumor has it Jun is also returning.
Kazuya’s Devil form tantalized fans in the debut trailer. Will he become the antagonist again?
Our jaguar-headed wrestler never disappoints. A trailer from March 17 highlighted his improved grappling moves.
Tekken 6’s high-tech assassin protagonist is back with some intriguing gameplay footage.
One of the OG Tekken characters, Law is all set to dazzle with new moves as a recent Bandai Namco upload suggests.
A trailer in January displayed Nina’s evolution towards a weapon-oriented combat style.
A recent trailer captured Paul competing against Marshall Law, reigniting the rivalry.
This franchise staple was officially confirmed in late March.
After captivating fans in Tekken: Bloodline anime, Leroy makes a comeback.
Completing the Kazama trifecta, Asuka’s style will complement Jun and Jin.
Lili (Emilie De Rochefort)
April revealed Lili’s gymnastic martial arts. She’s ready to dominate with her self-taught techniques.
The Taekwondo master returns, ensuring high-speed combats.
May ended with the reveal of the brawler Bryan, who promises a havoc-filled gameplay.
Claudio’s enchanting stage and magical style will be something to look forward to.
Last seen in Tekken 6, Raven, the UN secret agent, is ready to showcase his revamped ninjutsu techniques.
Tekken 8 introduces its first Peruvian fighter. With a dance and boxing amalgamation, she’s the “Coffee Queen” of the arena.
The eccentric ninja is back, perfectly fitting Tekken 8’s focus on weapons.
Steve’s lightning-fast punches were showcased in an exciting trailer at GamesCom.
Sergei Dragunov makes a comeback, hopefully, with an even more intense gameplay.
Shaheen is on a mission, and it looks like Mishima Zaibatsu is on his radar.
The Bajiquan expert Leo joins the roster, possibly with Mishima Zaibatsu in his crosshairs.
The adorable yet menacing Kuma adopts some of Heihachi’s moves, promising thrilling matches.
With his brutal interpretation of Chinese martial arts, Feng Wei is all set to rule the arena.
Xiaoyu’s fierce friend, Panda, is set to showcase her combat skills once again.
A Big Exit is on the Way!
This upcoming Tekken 8 roster promises a thrilling mix of new faces and iconic characters. As more announcements trickle in, the excitement only mounts. For fans and new players alike, 2023 is set to be a monumental year for the Tekken series.