The legendary Paul Phoenix returns in Tekken 8, and a brand-new gameplay trailer highlights his move set in the upcoming fighting game. Like Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima, Paul will also fight against his own fate in Tekken 8.
The current roster of Tekken 8 includes Kazuya Mishima, Jun Kazama, Jin Kazama, Law, Lars, Jack-8, Nina Williams, and King alongside Paul Phoenix. All of Tekken 8’s characters have access to the new Heat System, which triggers aggressive attacks and enhancements for certain abilities. Bandai Namco plans to reveal more information about Tekken 8, including more new characters, at a later date.
Here’s an overview of gameplay mechanics found in Tekken 8 via Bandai Namco:
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.
Tekken 8 Paul Phoenix Gameplay Trailer
Lastly, Tekken 8 is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.