Get Ready for Tekken 8 – It’s All About Fierce Fights and Big Surprises!
Ever played Tekken? If yes, you’re going to love this. Picture this: the head honcho of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada, has dropped a juicy tidbit about the next installment, Tekken 8. With a recent tweet, he hinted that Tekken 8 wouldn’t debut with any guest stars. The deal is the team is all fired up about polishing up the original game characters.
I know this might bum out those of you who were keen on some cool crossover action, but Harada has made it crystal clear. Guest appearances aren’t off the table completely, but they’re on the back burner for now. The main goal for Tekken 8? To dish out a bigger line-up of default characters than any other fighting game. And that, my friends, could potentially pave the way for surprise guests later on.
Here’s the kicker, though. Are those rumors about Master Chief or Tifa showing up? Not gonna happen. However, there’s this interesting thing about Akuma. Even though he’s a Street Fighter original, he’s already part of the Tekken 7 narrative. So, if he pops up in Tekken 8, he wouldn’t really be a guest in the typical sense.
Regardless, it’s a fair bet that any cross-over stars in Tekken 8 will probably come as downloadable content (DLC) rather than part of the main game. This move might allow the creators to keep the game fresh, expand the roster, and keep fans on their toes for unexpected and thrilling guest stars.
Guest Fighters: Game Changers, Literally!
Guest fighters are a big deal in the world of fighting games. They can give a game’s identity a serious boost. Look at Mortal Kombat 11, for example. The game’s cool factor skyrocketed when it revealed DLCs featuring crossover characters like Omni-Man, Homelander, and Peacemaker. Tekken 7 did something similar, bringing in popular cross-over fighters like Negan from The Walking Dead and Noctis from Final Fantasy XV. This move played a big role in boosting the game’s appeal and popularity.
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