During Combo Breaker 2023, Bandai Namco announced Bryan Fury is making his return as a playable fighter in the upcoming release of Tekken 8. Bryan Fury manages to escape death multiple times due to his cyborg capabilities and sheer tenacity.
The previous entry, Tekken 7, describes Bryan Fury as a ruthless fighter with an aggressive kickboxing fighting style. The former police officer has reportedly died twice in the Tekken series, but he’s come back once more for Tekken 8. A perpetual generator devised by Dr. Abel and Dr. Bosconovitch seems to keep him alive.
Thus far, the roster of Tekken 8 includes Kazuya Mishima, Lars Alexandersson, Jun Kazama, Jin Kazama, King, Nina Williams, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, Ling Xiaoyu, Leroy Smith, Asuka Kazama, Lili, Hwoarang, and Bryan Fury. Moreover, Tekken 8’s character roster has access to the new Heat System, which triggers powerful attacks and enhancements for certain abilities. Tekken 8 features cross-play and rollback netcode according to producer Katsuhiro Harada.
Check out the new character trailer for Bryan Fury below, via Fighters Generation:
Tekken 8 – Bryan Fury Reveal & Gameplay Trailer
Tekken World Tour 2023 is underway as the final major tournament series for Tekken 7. Specifically, Bandai Namco refers to Tekken World Tour 2023 as the “fully offline finale” of Tekken 7. This international offline tournament series comes to multiple events around the world including Combo Breaker, CEO 2023, and EVO 2023. Tekken World Tour 2023 began with EVO Japan 2023, which took place from March 31 to April 2 at the Tokyo Big Sight.
Challenger events are back for Tekken World Tour 2023, bringing community-run events into the spotlight with the opportunity of becoming future Master events. Additionally, Dojo events made a return, allowing individual tournament organizers to host officially sanctioned events for Tekken 7. The current Tekken World Tour 2023 event schedule and more details may be read here.
Lastly, Tekken 8 is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.