Bandai Namco has sent waves of excitement through the gaming community with the release of a captivating gameplay trailer for Tekken 8, featuring the formidable Feng Wei in action. But that’s not all – the company has also dropped some enticing details about the upcoming closed beta test.
Scheduled to take place from October 20 to 23, the Tekken 8 closed beta test promises an immersive gaming experience for fans eager to dive into the action.
During this closed beta test, players will have the opportunity to explore online head-to-head competitive play with cross-platform matching, fostering a higher level of competition by allowing gamers to connect with others, regardless of their preferred gaming platform.
One of the most exciting features of this beta test is the introduction of the Tekken Fight Lounge. This dynamic lobby setting will enable players to interact with one another and unlock new features and game modes. Inside the lounge, players can craft custom Avatars, communicate through chat and emotes, arrange matchmaking, and explore the extensive customization options and a variety of game modes across four unique areas: Battle Area, Customization Shop, Tekken Dojo, and Beach Area.
The Beach Area within the lounge will see the return of Tekken Ball, a beloved mini-game that made its debut in Tekken 3. Here, epic battles unfold on a beach volleyball court, adding an exciting twist to the Tekken experience. While the closed beta test will initially focus on the Battle Area and Customization Shop, more features for the Tekken Fight Lounge are on the horizon.
As for the character roster, the closed beta test will introduce 19 fighters, combining fan-favorite returning characters with fresh faces. Among the familiar names returning for the beta test are Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack-8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan, and Claudio. Joining them are Azucena, Raven, and the newly revealed Feng, promising an exciting blend of martial arts prowess.
In addition to the diverse character lineup, the closed beta test showcases a variety of dynamic environments, including Urban Square (Evening), Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, Arena, and the newly unveiled Ortiz Farm – a stage that has been added since the closed network test.
For those eager to join the closed beta test and explore the world of Tekken 8, more information is available on the official website.
Mark your calendars: Tekken 8 is set to launch on January 26, 2024, and will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam.