Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the addition of four characters to the initial Tekken 8 roster.

This news not only boosts the total character count to 30 but also answers the prayers of countless fans who have been eagerly speculating about the game’s lineup.

Devil Jin was announced to be part of the Tekken 8 roster
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The Tekken series has always been known for its rich lore and the introduction of new characters to bring fresh perspectives to the ongoing saga.

At the same time, it pays homage to the roots of the franchise by welcoming back legacy characters from previous installments. This dual approach has contributed to the game’s enduring appeal and success.

4 legacy characters join the Tekken 8 roster

Lee Chaolan in the Tekken 8 roster reveal trailer
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The latest roster reveal unveils four iconic characters who are set to return in Tekken 8, namely Devil Jin, Zafina, Alisa Bosconovitch, and Lee Chaoloan.

Alisa in the Tekken 8 roster reveal trailer
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The character reveals came with a heart-pounding trailer premiere on IGN’s YouTube channel, setting the fighting game community abuzz with anticipation.

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In addition to these four characters, the trailer revealed that there will be two additional character announcements — one on November 2 and another on November 12.

Zafina in the Tekken 8 roster reveal trailer
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Tekken 8 continues to build on the legacy of this iconic fighting game franchise, and these character announcements are just the beginning.

As fans eagerly await the game’s release, it’s clear that Bandai Namco is committed to delivering an unforgettable gaming experience, full of fan service and fresh challenges alike.

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to unleash your inner warrior when Tekken 8 hits the shelves on January 26, 2024.

You can watch the full trailer here.

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