Harada has put gifts in our stockings early with the Tekken 8 Demo Release Date announcement!
Although the release date for the full game is January 2024, we are getting some action this December.
But let’s take a closer look at when and what the demo has in store for us.
Tekken 8 Demo Release Date: December 2023
The Tekken 8 demo is coming out on December 14th, on Playstation! But don’t worry, Xbox and PC will get it on December 21st. Switch players, will they?
Thats right, Harada and the team have got everyone a Tekken 8 demo to look forward to before Christmas. This gives everyone a full month of practice before January 26th, 2024.
But we will also see the first chapter of the story mode playable in this demo. Bandai Namco tweeted that “The Dark Awakens” will be playable for demo users. Who is dark and who is awakaning? Heihachi is coming back; we are calling it now, folks! All jokes aside, Jin and Kazuya’s chapter is now over.
Also, this demo will give players access to some local versus modes. The playable characters confirmed so far are Nina, Paul, Jin, and Kazuya.
Twitter user Markman23 also says that Super Ghost Battle mode will be made available upon unlocking. There will be a partial gallery mode as well as an arcade quest mode, which will differ from the main game.
Players are excited to see what these new modes have in store as well as the newest story details. This demo drop may be a way for Bandai to keep the flames of hype burning through January. We all know January can get a bit down, and having this to keep us busy is a delight.
Some players are a little disappointed by the release roster in the demo. However, considering SF6 only had Luke and Ryu playable, this is a step up. Of course, they are not going to show the full hand in a demo release.
But this marks the first time Tekken 8 has been readily accessible to the general public and everyone, rather than an exclusive list of beta testers.
Just make sure you have some friends to play local, or at least via Steam remote play! But of course, if not, there are always CPUs, which Bandai boasts are there. A game in Tekken 8.
We cannot wait for this and the full release on Steam, Xbox, and Playstation. Nintendo fans still have Tekken Advanced on the Game Boy to keep them busy; do not worry.