A new Tekken 8 gameplay trailer shows Kazuya in action

A new gameplay trailer has been released for Tekken 8, showing Kazuya Mishima in action.

The trailer shows the series veteran facing off against his sun Jin Kazama on a stage that looks like New York’s Times Square.

The video also shows Kazuya transforming into his Devil form and using the Killer Beam move on Jin.

While it’s not yet known how Kazuya transforms into a Devil, it’s likely to be related to the game’s Heat Mode feature, where players can trigger a special state on their character for a short period of time to gain new abilities.

The new trailer can be found below:

Tekken 8 – Kazuya game trailer

Kazuya is one of the most popular characters in the Tekken series, appearing in every game except Tekken 3 (which instead marked the debut of his son Jin, who has since become the main character of the series).

Originally looking like the hero of the first game, Kazuya was soon revealed to actually be one of the series’ main villains with plans for world conquest.

In 2021, Kazuya was added to Super Smash Bros Ultimate as its penultimate DLC character (followed only by Sora from Kingdom Hearts). He is therefore also the only Tekken character own amiibo figure.

Tekken 8 was first officially announced in September 2022, during a Game drive Situation live broadcast.

Earlier this month, Bandai Namco confirmed by a Closed alpha test for Tekken 8 will be held in various locations worldwide to gather feedback on the new combat systems introduced in the game.

The first closed alpha test will take place at Evo Japan next month. To participate, players must register through a special website.