Paul Phoenix hits hard in the new Tekken 8 trailer and this couldn’t have looked better

He seems to have definitively banished his red judo uniform in favor of the biker look, but nothing will stop us from loving Paul. The character has been the new confirmed fighter for Tekken 8, which maintains a curious marketing campaign based on showing pure gameplay instead of smoke, something almost unthinkable in these times. Although the series has been returning more and more sillymaintains Phoenix’s repertoire of attacks, which not for nothing have led him to caress the King of the Iron Fist trophy on several occasions with his fingertips, in which He has been participating since the first installment of the saga.

Paul’s trailer (above these lines) will put a smile on even his detractors, as he nails his judoka style based on blows and impacts that are felt, that his rivals remember the next day. And once again, we were not only impressed by his moves and blocks, but also by the graphics that Tekken 8 spends. It seems that Bandai Namco was very serious when he confessed that they want to return to a graphic reference of the genre. The game has been designed with Unreal Engine 5 from scratch and does not recycle or use a single asset from Tekken 7. “I know this will sound a bit trite to you,” Katsuhiro Harada (director and creator of the saga) declared at the time, “but games like Tekken 3 or Tekken Tag Tournament, in addition to their variety of modes and their gameplay, stood out by take advantage of new hardware and demonstrate what we could expect at a graphic level. we want to establish another ready graphic with this delivery.

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With that in mind, you can imagine the following news: Tekken 8 will only be released on the next gen (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC). The only question that remains to be resolved is when. The development seems quite advanced and its great rival, Street Fighter VI, will go on sale on June 2, 2023, so we assume that Bandai Namco will not want to delay the launch for long and will seek prevent Tekken 8 from missing this 2023. Let’s touch wood.

Get ready for the next battle!

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