Brian Cox Recaps TEKKEN Storyline, Teases Upcoming Events of TEKKEN 8

In a interesting promotional concept that’s bound to be copied this year by other big names studios, veteran actor Brian Cox (known for his iconic roles in Succession, Braveheart, and other hit shows and films) stars in a new trailer from Bandai Namco Entertainment that recaps the complex narrative of the landmark TEKKEN fighting game series and teases the highly-anticipated events coming in TEKKEN 8.

Spanning Nearly 30 Years, TEKKEN Enters Guinness Book of Records

The TEKKEN storyline stands as the longest-running narrative in video game history, recognized by Guinness World Records. Beginning with the first TEKKEN in 1994 and continuing through the upcoming TEKKEN 8, the sprawling saga covers nearly 30 years, centered on the generations-long feud between the Mishima and Kazama clans.

Cox Helps Prepare Fans for Story Events of TEKKEN 8

In the trailer, Cox provides an overview of the TEKKEN background with typical Scottish pragmatism – exploring the warring families, mystical artifacts, and world-threatening ambitions that fuel the conflict.

How did we even get to this point, what the hell is a Devil Jin?

Brian Cox

His recap of past games helps set the stage for TEKKEN 8, which threatens to realize the apocalyptic visions of Kazuya Mishima.

Check out the TEKKEN 8 The Story So Far Trailer below.

Jin Kazama Seeks to Stop His Father’s Hellish Plans

According to Cox, TEKKEN 8 will see Kazuya closer than ever to bringing hell on earth using the power he absorbed from the devil gene. Only his son, Jin Kazama, can halt Kazuya’s plans by harnessing his own emerging supernatural abilities as Devil Jin. Their fated battle holds the fate of the world in the balance.

Stunning Visuals, Innovative Gameplay to Dazzle Fans

Two fighters engaged in a TEKKEN 8 battle within a cityscape.

TEKKEN 8 features visually stunning arenas and combat, destructible environments that dynamically impact fights, and an innovative “Aggressive System” for harder-hitting, fast-paced battles. Fan-favorite fighters have been remodeled and enhanced to highlight the next generation graphical capabilities of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

TEKKEN 8 Release Date

Gamers can experience the staggering sights and sounds of TEKKEN 8 firsthand when it releases on January 26, 2024. Visit the official TEKKEN website and follow the game on X for the latest updates leading to launch day.

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