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Tekken 8 New Gameplay Mechanics Introduction Shown at TWT Global Finals

New gameplay mechanics in Tekken 8: Get ready for more intense battles.

Bandai Namco unveiled the latest gameplay mechanics for the upcoming game Tekken 8 during the Tekken World Tour 2022 Global Finals. In a 37-minute presentation, developers Katsuhiro Harada and Kohei Ikeda discuss the new “Rage” system, “Recovery” gauge, “Heat” system, and control styles, providing detailed explanations and demonstrations for each mechanic. Viewers can also learn about the activation conditions and possible actions during the “Heat” system, as well as the guard damage and counter strategies.

With these new gameplay mechanics, Tekken 8 promises to deliver an even more immersive and exciting fighting experience.

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 02:35 – New Rage system
  • 05:19 – Recovery gauge
  • 08:27 – Heat system: overview
  • 11:44 – Heat system: activation conditions
  • 20:48 – Heat system: possible actions during activation
  • 23:06 – Heat System: Heat energy meter
  • 30:32 – Heat System: Guard damage
  • 31:32 – Heat System: Countering Heat
  • 33:56 – Control styles
  • 35:18 – Conclusion

Aziz Peregrino-Brimah aka Zee the CEO | Founder / Editor-in-chief of TekkenGamer | Gaming has been a passion of Zee's since the early days of Atari and ColecoVision. His first experience with Tekken was in the early 90's, and it was Tekken 3 that sealed the deal. True story... As a teenager Zee once received his Winn-Dixie paycheck and spent it all at the arcade the same day. Needless to say, his mother wasn't pleased.


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