Bandai Namco has confirmed yet another playable character in Tekken 8 alongside revealing an imminent closed beta test.
The new beta is running from October 20th through the 23rd, news confirmed alongside returning playable fighter Feng Wei.
Here’s a rundown on the new closed beta, plus a new trailer for Feng:
The TEKKEN 8 closed beta test will let players test online head-to-head competitive play with cross-platform matching, raising the level of competition by letting them pair with others regardless of where they play. They will also be able to test the TEKKEN™ Fight Lounge, an immersive lobby where players can interact with one another and access new features and game modes. In the lounge, players can create custom Avatars, communicate with other players with chat and emotes, set up matchmaking, and experience the deep customization and variety of game modes via four distinct areas called Battle Area, Customization Shop, TEKKEN DOJO, and Beach Area. The lounge will also feature the return of Tekken Ball, the beloved mini game that first appeared in TEKKEN 3 where epic battles are “fought” on a beach volleyball court. The TEKKEN 8 CBT will let testers try out features in the Battle Area and Customization Shop. More features for the TEKKEN Fight Lounge will be announced soon.
Beta test dates and additional details are as follows:
- October 11th at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Registration ends.
- October 18th at 12:00 a.m. PDT – Selected testers will be notified and provided codes to redeem.
- October 20th 1:00 a.m. PDT – Closed Beta Testing starts.
- October 21st 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. PDT – Closed Beta Test downtime for server maintenance.
- October 23rd 12:00 a.m. PDT – Closed Beta Testing ends.
The closed beta test will have 19 characters that include many returning favorites as well as new fighters. Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack-8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan, Claudio are coming back to this beta test, while Azucena, Raven, and the newly announced Feng will join the playable roster. There will also be a variety of environments that highlight the rich detail and dynamic sets in the game, some of which players may recognize from the many gameplay and character reveal trailers released so far. These include Urban Square (Evening), Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, Arena, and Ortiz Farm, a new stage that has been added since the Closed Network Test.