Nina’s back in Tekken 8!

This weekend in Amsterdam we saw some ?Good Ass Tekken? as the Tekken World Tour crowned a new champion in the form of Atif Butt, proving to the world that Pakistan is a country that can churn out Tekken Champions.

In between the intense action, Tekken Project Executive Director Katsuhiro Harada sat with Tekken Project Chief Director Kohei Ikeda to explain some of the new systems and the design philosophy of the upcoming Tekken 8. ?Aggressive? is the mindset players will need to be if they are to excel in the next King of Iron Fist Tournament. Some of the changes includes an alteration of the Rage system as well as the introduction of white health, which is damage that can be recovered through aggressive play. After the lengthy vignette, Harada and his translator Michael Murray were on stage and for a man whose catchphrase is ?Don?t ask me for shit? decided to be charitable and gave the crowd in the Netherlands and watching worldwide a new character reveal.

Tekken 8 – Nina Williams screens:

Nina Williams, the Tekken lifer and star of Death by Degrees is back in Tekken 8, sporting a short bob, sunglasses, a long dress probably taken from her sister and a nice pair?of guns. The package just exudes the ?Mom, tired of it all? and you know what I?m here for it. Also if she?s sporting short hair, her eternal rival/sister Anna might have to grow hers out now since she is the Yin to Nina?s Yang. The trailer definitely embodies the aggressiveness the Tekken Team are focusing on as one of her Rage Art which she bounds behind her opponent fires a couple of rounds in their back and then finishes them off with a devastating palm strike.

Nina?s reveal makes her the 8th character confirmed for Tekken 8 and I?m sure as we march towards the release we?ll see many more returning as well as new combatants. As of now there is no release date for the title although we do know the title will be only on current gen consoles and PC. I for one can?t wait to get back into the heat of battle!

Tekken 8 ? New Gameplay Mechanics Introduction:

TEKKEN 8 – New Gameplay Mechanics Introduction

Tekken 8 ? Nina Reveal & Gameplay Trailer:

TEKKEN 8 – Nina Reveal & Gameplay Trailer

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. has released two videos highlighting new content in TEKKEN? 8, the next title in the legendary fighting game franchise coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam?. An all-new trailer reveals that Nina Williams, the silent assassin who first appeared in the original TEKKEN?, is blasting her way back onto the roster in the upcoming game. The company also released a developer video showcasing new game play elements that are bringing an ?aggressive? style of play to the series.

Nina Williams is bringing back her smooth and deadly fighting style inspired by various martial arts. As a trained assassin, she’s also armed with weapons to help defeat her foes in style. For TEKKEN 8, the development team has completely reworked Nina?s character model for new-generation game platforms. Her moves and techniques are also enhanced, including introducing new abilities to fit with the philosophy of ?aggressiveness? in the game?s new combat system. Nina Williams joins previously announced characters in TEKKEN 8 that include Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, Jun Kazama, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, King, Jack-8, and Lars Alexandersson.

The TEKKEN 8 developer video features Katsuhiro Harada, executive director on TEKKEN Project, and Kohei Ikeda (Nakatsu), chief director on TEKKEN Project, as they detail the different elements that make up this ?aggressive? game play philosophy. The video provides the deepest look yet at thrilling enhancements to the combat system which promise to add new depth, weight, and atmosphere to TEKKEN?s signature battles.