Tekken 8 second closed beta test dates revealed

Tekken 8, the only new installment of one of the “big three” fighting game franchises to not yet be released, will be getting a second closed beta test next month.

Bandai Namco Games dropped a new trailer for Tekken 8 revealing that a second closed beta test will run from October 20 to 23, 2023. In addition, the trailer also reveals that Chinese kenpo fighter Feng Wei is coming to the game.

Introduced in 2004 Tekken 5, Feng Wei has since become a series staple, appearing in all subsequent games, including Tekken 7. His hard-hitting style of kenpo is known as “God Fist,” and he specializes in heavy, damaging hits.

Meanwhile, the previous Tekken 8 closed beta test took place last July. Here, a few lucky players were able to take the game out for a spin, confirming that it was using a similar network infrastructure to Tekken 7.

The upcoming test is once again limited to a select number of players. Interested players can take a chance at getting by signing up at this link. Take note that the registration period ends October 11 at 9:00 am CEST (3:00 pm Philippine time).

Those who were able to play the previous test in July, however, will automatically be given access to this test.

Tekken 8 brings some brand new changes to the Tekken formula with the heat gauge, a meter tied to mechanics meant to encourage aggressive play. In addition, brings with it an interesting new Arcade Quest singleplayer mode. (Read:Tekken 8 will have its own take on the Battle Hub from Street Fighter 6)

Whether or not these new additions will become Tekken staples—and whether it’ll be able to stand alongside its rivals Street Fighter 6 and Mortal Kombat 1—fans will find out when Tekken 8 arrives on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series consoles and PC on January 26, 2024.

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Franz Co

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