Famitsu recently interviewed Tekken 8 staff, namely development producer and game director Kohei Ikeda and marketing producer Naoya Yasuda. The conversation went into the title’s story mode, which is stated to be bigger than Tekken 7’s attempt at it, with a considerable budget poured into it.
You can view the translated exchange below via our team’s Ryuji:
Interviewer: Could you tell us more about the Story Mode’s volume?
Yasuda: Of course, it will be more than Tekken 7. …As a matter of fact, when I was informed of how much of the budget we had used for the Story Mode, I went, “O…Oh, my. This is quite the price.” (laughs)
Ikeda: When we first saw just how much we made, even I was very surprised. “No way that we made this much!” I thought. (laughs) Since there are, at the very least, 32 characters, I had a hard time connecting them in my head, but fighting games are all about the charm of the characters, so we made sure to bring out the most out of each of them.
Tekken 8 is the latest installment in the legendary fighting game franchise developed by Bandai Namco. The game continues the saga of the Mishima family’s history and the ongoing battle for supremacy within the Iron Fist Tournament. Players must enter the arena once again and choose the fighter they believe will best this tournament. With a growing roster of fighters, there’s plenty to look forward to.
The gameplay in Tekken 8 has been refined, offering a blend of accessibility for newcomers and depth for seasoned veterans. The developers are focused on bringing new features and improved graphics to enhance the experience for all who play. Whether fighting through the single-player campaign or challenging friends through multiplayer matches, Tekken 8 is looking like a great contender to be a quality fighter.
Tekken 8 is now available for pre-order for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam, with a currently unknown release date.
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