During the Tekken 7 World Tour 2022 Finals, Bandai Namco revealed the returning Nina Williams for Tekken 8 in a brand-new gameplay trailer. The world’s deadliest assassin is back for the next King of the Iron Fist tournament.
Previously depicted in a wedding dress in Tekken 7, Nina Williams is back in assassin gear for Tekken 8. Nina is highly skilled in close-quarters combat, but she also carries dual pistols for a deadly finishing touch. The latest gameplay trailer also reveals Nina’s devastating Rage Art, finishing her opponents off with a deadly palm strike to the chest.
Check out the latest Tekken 8 footage below via Bandai Namco:
Tekken 8 – Nina Williams Reveal and Gameplay Trailer
New Gameplay Mechanics Introduction
Series veteran Jun Kazama returns in Tekken 8 alongside Nina Williams. This past December, Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray revealed that Jun never passed away in the current Tekken timeline. She was “just missing” from prior numbered Tekken titles and will be crucial to the main story of Tekken 8.
Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima will finally clash in Tekken 8. Jin will attempt to right the wrongs of the Mishima Zaibatsu and his father while coming to terms with his true self. As a previous trailer once showed, his mother will likely help him achieve his goals. More returning characters include Paul Phoenix, King, Law, Lars, and Jack-8.
Here’s an overview of Tekken 8:
Tekken 8 will feature exciting new gameplay focused on “Aggressive” tactics. Retaining Tekken’s unique fighting game identity, the game will provide both players and spectators with the series‘ most thrilling experience yet with visceral screen-jarring attacks and environments that are both dynamic and destructible. The trailer highlights an all-new game mechanic called the “Heat System,” which triggers aggressive attacks with special moves and enhancements for each character’s abilities.
Fist Meets Fate
“Fist Meets Fate” in the dramatic new storyline in Tekken 8. The Tekken series holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest-running video game storyline. Tekken 8 continues the tragic saga of the Mishima and Kazama bloodlines and their world-shaking father-and-son grudge matches. This latest saga begins where the previous title left off, with a world mired deep in the devastating war between Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama. After suffering what seems to be a defeat from Kazuya, Jin faces his own fate. His mother, Jun Kazama, appears after her absence from the Tekken franchise to try and turn the tide in this blood feud.
Lastly, Tekken 8 is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.