The highly anticipated Tekken 8 has unveiled a thrilling new gameplay trailer, featuring Leroy Smith, the disciplined martial artist who first appeared in Tekken 7. Available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, Tekken 8 is set to push the boundaries of fighting games with its aggressive gameplay tactics and breathtaking visuals powered by Unreal Engine 5.
Leroy Smith, an American martial artist and expert in Wing Chun, first joined the Tekken series in Tekken 7 as part of the third season pass. Driven by justice and a desire for revenge, Leroy is determined to take down the Mishima Zaibatsu, who are responsible for his family’s death and the violence he has endured.
Building on Tekken’s unique identity, the game introduces the “Heat System,” an all-new game mechanic that allows players to harness their aggression and enhance their characters’ abilities with special movements. Entering “Heat State” enables players to execute special moves and improve their characters’ basic abilities. Series staples, such as “Rage Arts,” return in Tekken 8 alongside signature moves and combos.
With a focus on dynamic and destructible environments, Tekken 8 brings the fight to the latest generation of consoles, providing both players and spectators with an immersive and thrilling experience. The story picks up after the climactic battle between Heihachi Mishima and Jin Kazama in Tekken 7, centering on a new rivalry between father and son as Jin stands against Kazuya Mishima’s quest for world domination.
The new Leroy Smith gameplay trailer offers fans a taste of what to expect from Tekken 8, showcasing the impressive graphics, dynamic environments, and aggressive tactics that will define the latest installment in the legendary franchise.