Unleashing Tekken 8: Dive into the Intense Gameplay and Exciting Character Roster, Including Kuma's Hilarious Moves and New Fighters for 2024!

Bandai Namco has recently treated fans to an exclusive first look at Kuma, one of the 32 dynamic characters set to feature in the highly anticipated Tekken 8 upon its release in January 2024. This thrilling gameplay preview has added to the excitement surrounding the game's launch.

Kuma, a longstanding character in the Tekken series, made its debut in Tekken 1 and 2, serving as the loyal bodyguard to the villainous Heihachi Mishima. Following its demise, Kuma was succeeded by "Kuma 2," the son, who has since become a staple in all subsequent Tekken titles. Despite being perceived by some players as a character with slow speed and limited reach, Kuma has endeared itself to fans with its charismatic nature.

In the newly unveiled gameplay footage, fans can catch a glimpse of Kuma's fighting style in Tekken 8. The character's presentation adds a humorous touch, featuring Kuma slapping opponents with a giant salmon and even proposing to Panda, only to face rejection. Sporting a revamped appearance in Tekken 8, Kuma now dons a jean jacket and a red bandana. While maintaining its devastating yet slow and short-ranged attacks, Kuma introduces some new moves, including a comical salmon missile aimed at Panda towards the end of the video.

The roster for Tekken 8 is shaping up with an impressive array of characters, both returning favorites and fresh faces:

With 32 playable characters at launch, Tekken 8 introduces three new fighters, including the intriguing French Navy officer Victor Chevalier, the wealthy MMA fighter Azucena Milagros Ortiz Castillo, and the mysterious Reina, with apparent ties to the Mishima family. These additions promise to bring fresh and diverse fighting styles to the game.

Additionally, Tekken 8 will offer DLC characters, enhancing the gaming experience. While recent leaks suggest characters like Roger, Xiao Meng, Armor King, and Eddy Gordo may be part of the Year 1 Pass, players are urged to approach this information with caution until officially confirmed by the developers. Get ready for an exhilarating and diverse gaming experience with Tekken 8!