Purple Lightning Strikes in TEKKEN 8 as Reina Joins the Roster

The supercharged roster of fighters in Bandai Namco’s upcoming TEKKEN 8 just got a big jolt of electricity with the reveal of the lightning-quick martial artist Reina. This new challenger’s addition brings the starting lineup to 32 brawlers when Tekken 8 launches on January 26, 2024.

Nicknamed “Purple Lightning,” Reina is known for her blindingly fast strikes and shocking mobility. As a student at the prestigious Mishima Polytechnical School, she has honed her skills and now seeks to test herself against the best in the King of Iron Fist Tournament.

Visual Shock and Awe

Two characters are fighting in Tekken 8, a video game.

Reina cannot wait to face-off against Jin Kazama, who currently stands as the toughest fighter around. Their clash could spark some intense in-game fireworks when TEKKEN 8 arrives on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

To bring Reina and the rest of the adrenaline-filled cast to life, TEKKEN 8 utilizes Unreal Engine 5 for next-level visuals and effects. Dynamic destructible environments add to the hard-hitting spectacle as the stages become active parts of the combat.

Tekken 8 Reina Gameplay Trailer

Characters like Reina will shine thanks to the engine’s cutting-edge capabilities, creating intense fighting action that looks and feels better than ever. Fans can get a taste of what’s in store by watching Reina’s reveal trailer on the official Tekken YouTube channel.

All About the TEKKEN 8 Roster

Reina joins several familiar faces like Kazuya, Jin, King, and Yoshimitsu on the Tekken 8 starting roster. Also making a surprise return is Jun Kazama, who was last playable in TEKKEN 2.

The new challengers don’t stop with Reina either. Luchador luchadora Azucena and formal French boxer Victor Chevalier round out the fresh faces bringing unique fighting flair. In total, 19 male and 13 female fighters comprise the launch lineup.

Each character plays their role in the story as the latest chapter in the long-running feud between the Mishima and Kazama families unfolds. TEKKEN fans can expect shocking twists and turns as these warriors collide throughout the game’s various modes and multiplayer offerings.

Check out more on the Tekken 8 fighters and their place in the saga on the TEKKEN 8 roster. Keep up to date with news and guides in our featured TEKKEN 8 game page.

Release Date for TEKKEN 8

TEKKEN 8 aims to continue the series’ reputation for innovation and intense gameplay when it launches for current-gen consoles and PC on 26 January 2024.

The publisher promises more details and updates in the coming months. Visit the official Tekken website at https://tekken.com/ for the latest on the game.

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