As soon as it was announced, Tekken 8 shot up to the top of the most anticipated games list for a lot players, and the more footage that Bandai Namco have shown of their upcoming fighting game, the more excited we become. All good fighting games are built by their rosters though, and Tekken is a franchise that’s had a lot of memorable characters over the years, so with that in mind, here’s all the confirmed characters for Tekken 8’s roster, along with who you can expect to be added in the future.
Tekken 8 Roster: All Confirmed Characters
Here’s every character that’s been confirmed for Tekken 8 so far:
– Asuka Kazama
– Bryan Fury
– Jin Kazama
– Jun Kazama
– Kazuya Mishima
– Leroy Smith
– Ling Xiaoyu
– Marshall Law
– Nina Williams
– Paul Phoenix
We will update this when more Tekken 8 rosters additions are announced.
Tekken 8 Roster: Which Characters Can We Expect?
The Tekken roster can be a hard one to predict at times, especially after Tekken 7, as a lot of legacy characters like Lei, Julia, Marduk, Armor King, Ganryu and Anna were released as DLC after the game launched. With that in mind, anybody from Tekken’s past could be making a return in Tekken 8. You know, except for Heihachi Mishima because he took a molten lava bath at the end of Tekken 7.
Then again, he’ll probably still be playable. Bring him back for a dream sequence in the story mode or something. NetherRealm did it for The Joker in Injustice 2, after all.
As for some actual predictions, there have only been four characters who have been in all major Tekken games, with two of them already confirmed for the roster (Paul Pheonix and Nina Williams), while Heihachi is notably dead. That leaves the fourth character, Yoshimitsu, who has been a mainstay of Bandai Namco fighting games for years now. Expect the weird ninja to make an appearance during Tekken 8’s lifespan.
We can also look to the usage stats for Tekken 7 to analyse which characters players would like to see added to the game. Some of the highest played characters online in Tekken that haven’t been announced yet include Bryan Fury, Armor King, Devil Jin, Dragunov and Feng, along with newcomer Fahkumram. Considering fellow newcomer Leroy Smith has been confirmed for Tekken 8 before the game has even seen a release date, this could be a good indicator for some of the other highly used characters to appear.
Tekken 8 has no set release date yet, but is going to launch on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X & S in the future.
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