Tekken 8 gets an official release date and new trailer at Opening Night Live

 Tekken 8
Tekken 8

Tekken 8's previously leaked release date has been confirmed at Opening Night Live during Gamescom 2023.

As expected, we finally got a release date for Tekken 8, as well as a brand-new trailer. Unfortunately, for those hoping to keep the news under wraps until tonight, a leaker revealed the release date of January 26, 2024 earlier today. We now know that this leak was accurate, so we can expect to play Tekken 8 not long after the festive period.

Along with the release date, we also got a brand-new trailer which was introduced by Tekken creator Katsuhiro Harada, and you can see for yourself below. It looks like a lot of familiar faces are back again including Kuma the bear.

Pre-orders for Tekken 8 begin as soon as today (August 22) at 1PM PT / 4PM EST / 9PM BST / 10PM CEST and is available in three editions: Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate.

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ORIGINAL: Tekken 8's release date has leaked hours before Opening Night Live at Gamescom 2023, and it's supposedly due January 2024.

Just a few hours before Opening Night Live is set to kick off at Gamescom 2023, it seems a well-known leaker has shared the Tekken 8 release date. Twitter user Aggiornamenti Lumia - who is known for sharing hidden information from the Microsoft store and who previously leaked Diablo 4's release date - has said that Tekken 8 will release on January 26, 2024.

Although this, like all leaks, should be taken with a grain of salt, we are due to get an update on the Bandai Namco fighting game during Opening Night Live, according to host Geoff Keighley - so I wouldn't be surprised if this was the intended announcement. If you're hoping to see this officially announced during the event, here's how to watch Opening Night Live 2023.

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Luckily for fans that just can't handle the anticipation, Geoff Keighley has already revealed a lot of what to expect during tonight's showcase. As the host has reiterated multiple times in the lead-up to the event: "Much of tonight’s program has been pre-announced so you know what to expect." Based on the current line-up, we'll be getting updates on Alan Wake 2, Assassin's Creed Mirage, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Mortal Kombat 1, Sonic Superstars, and more.

Other than the Tekken 8 release date, we haven't seen any other major leaks ahead of tonight's event. We have however seen some concept art from Monolith's upcoming Wonder Woman game, which fans are hoping could be linked to some kind of reveal during tonight's showcase. As much as I'd love to see more of this title, we should probably lower our expectations since Wonder Woman isn't currently part of that lineup above.

Aside from Opening Night Live, there's still lots to look forward to this week like Xbox's Gamescom presence which includes "exclusive theatre presentations" for Starfield and Forza Motorsport. If you're wondering what else we've got to look forward to over the rest of the week, take a look at our Gamescom 2023 schedule.

You can also keep up to date with today's event with our Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023 live coverage.