In a highly-anticipated revelation, Bandai Namco has unveiled a fresh gameplay preview for Tekken 8. Introducing Feng Wei’s return to the character roster. In conjunction with this electrifying revelation, they have also disclosed specifics concerning imminent Closed Beta Trial for the game. Slated for access on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S from 20th to 23rd of October in year 2023.
The forthcoming Tekken 8 beta, now christened the “Fight Lounge,” is poise to usher in a multiplayer social expanse that serves as a hub for matchmaking, reminiscent of Street Fighter 6’s “Battle Hub.” This shall serve as a congregational arena for gamers to assemble, interact, and partake in duels.
Furthermore, the Fight Lounge will incorporate boutiques where players can personalize their virtual personas with a plethora of sartorial options, a cherished convention within the Tekken series. A particularly thrilling revival is the reappearance of the Tekken Ball mini-game, initially introduced in Tekken 3. In this gaming mode, participants employ their character’s extremities to engage in an idiosyncratic iteration of beach volleyball. Endeavoring to vanquish their adversary with a buoyant sphere.
Regrettably, the impending Closed Beta Trial will not encompass the playable rendition of Tekken Ball. Yet its resurrection has ignited fervor among the enthusiasts. The declaration regarding Tekken Ball was made during Bandai Namco’s presence at the Tokyo Game Show in 2023.
Enrolled contenders shall granted the privilege of delving into the realms of Tekken 8 throughout the Closed Beta Test. For those who had partaken in the Closed Network Examination in June 2023. Their client shall undergo automatic updates in preparation for the Closed Beta Trial. The trial shall accessible on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Participants shall absolved from the obligation of possessing an active Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription to partake.
The Tekken 8 Closed Beta Trial is earmark to commence on the 20th of October in 2023 and shall culminate on the 23rd of October in the same year. Throughout this temporal span, players shall be afford the prospect of perusing the game and furnishing invaluable insights to the game’s architects. It stands as an exhilarating chance for enthusiasts to obtain a sneak peek into what the forthcoming Tekken 8 title holds in store, preceding its official unveiling on the 26th of January in 2024.