Bandai Namco Document Reveals Tekken 8’s 2023 Release Date

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Tekken is one of the most popular fighting video games and has been serving us with some of the best gameplay and interesting lore for each character. Tekken 7‘s release in 2015 was successful, and fans have been waiting ever since for a sequel to that masterpiece.

Luckily, Bandai Namco announced Tekken 8 in September, causing an uproar of excitement within the community. The fighting game genre had a blessed year with the reveal of Street Fighter 6 as well. However, the official release date for Tekken 8 is still not confirmed. 

But with the recent financial year report given by Bandai Namco, we can at least confirm that the game is set to release somewhere during 2023.

Major Points

  • Amidst the hype of Elden Ring‘s massive milestone, fans were unable to see that Tekken 8 got a confirmation of the 2023 release.
  • Although we already had some rumors regarding that release window, no official information was given before this.
  • Even now, we can’t be entirely sure when exactly it will be released, but further information might be revealed at a big event, like The Game Awards.

Bandai Namco revealed the Q2 FY report for 2022, ending on 31st March 2023. The document contained a summary of the Q&A and had some exciting news. We saw the success of Elden Ring, selling 17.5 million copies. But many fans were too blinded by that news to see something else.

One of the lines in the 2nd paragraph of the document mentioned, “In addition to the titles scheduled for release in fiscal 2022, we plan to release several major titles in fiscal 2023 that will allow players to enjoy playing games longer and deeper. We are also developing “Tekken 8” with the aim of releasing it in 2023 [or later].

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Bandai Namco’s Report Revealing Tekken 8’s Release Window.

Our team at TopTierList translated this as perfectly as we could, but there may still be some minor text errors. Even then, it is pretty clear that they are going full-on with this project for a 2023 release window but are open to delaying it in case of an unexpected situation.

We aren’t unfamiliar with delays; as unfortunate as they are, we need to be realistic here. We can only hope the game will be released next year, but if the proper development requires more time, we can expect it to release in early 2024.

Since they gave this much information in their Q2 FY report, we might see more exciting news in another future report, or they can even drop another trailer at a big event like The Game Awards. Tekken is one of the most popular fighting game franchises, and a stage of that scale is only befitting of its popularity.

When do you think the game will be released in 2023? In case of a delay, do you think we should expect it in early 2024? Share your thoughts with us below, and we will get back to you!

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