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Leroy Smith and Asuka Kazama announced for Tekken 8 – Watch the trailers

Watch the gameplay trailers that were revealed at EVO Japan 2023!

Tekken fans, exciting news has been revealed for the upcoming installment of the popular fighting game franchise. Just announced at EVO Japan 2023, Leroy Smith, Wing Chun master and “Grandmaster of Drip,”  and Asuka Kazama, the “Spirited Peacemaker” and fan favorite since her debut in Tekken 5, have been confirmed as the latest additions to the Tekken 8 roster.

Leroy Smith, who was first introduced in Tekken 7 Season 3, brings his unique fighting style and street-smart attitude to the game. His impressive moveset and personal vendetta against Kazuya Mishima are sure to make him a fan favorite in Tekken 8. In his trailer, we saw some of his impressive moves, including his heat mechanics and rage art. He also has a loyal companion in his dog Sugar, who accompanies him in battle.

Asuka Kazama is known for her unique blend of traditional martial arts and street fighting techniques, which make her a formidable opponent in the ring. In her trailer, we saw her in action, showcasing some of her impressive moves and fighting style. Her inclusion in Tekken 8 is sure to delight longtime fans of the franchise, as she brings a level of familiarity and nostalgia to the game. With Asuka’s addition, the game’s roster is becoming even more diverse, which is always appreciated by fans.

With the addition of Leroy Smith and Asuka Kazama, Tekken 8 is shaping up to be one of the most impressive entries in the series yet. Fans are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to take on their opponents with the impressive Wing Chun skills of Leroy Smith and the unique fighting style of Asuka Kazama. The game’s roster now includes Jun, Jin, Kazuya, Paul, Law, King, Xiaoyu, Nina, Jack-8, Lars, Leroy, and Asuka, bringing a diverse and exciting cast of characters to the game.

Congratulations to Arslan Ash of Pakistan for winning the Tekken 7 grand finals at EVO Japan 2023, but now it’s time to look forward to the future with Tekken 8. The trailers for Leroy Smith and Asuka Kazama showcase their impressive moves and unique personalities, giving fans a taste of what’s to come in the next installment of Tekken. Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the game’s release!


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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