Bandai Namco Announces Tekken 8 Closed Beta in October
The Closed Beta will allow players to test competitive matches online with cross-platform matchmaking, raising the bar for competition by making them match with others no matter where they are playing. They will also be able to experience the TEKKEN Fighting Lounge, a lobby where players can interact with each other and access new features and modes. In the lounge, you can create custom avatars, communicate with other players via chat and emotes, organize matchmaking and have fun with the deep customization and variety of game modes, through 4 distinct areas called Battle Area, Customization Shop, TEKKEN DOJO and Beach Area. The lounge will also see the return of the Tekken Ball, the beloved mini-game that first appeared in TEKKEN 3, where epic battles are fought on beach volleyball courts. The TEKKEN 8 Closed Beta will allow testers to try out the features of the Battle Area and Customization Shop, while the Tekken Ball will not be available. More features from the "TEKKEN Fight Lounge" will be announced soon.
The Beta will have 19 characters available: Jin, Kazuya, Jun, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack-8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan, Claudio, Azucena, Raven and the new Feng announcement. There will also be several environments that highlight the many and dynamic details of the game, which some players may recognize from the many trailers published so far. These include Urban Square (night), Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, Arena, and Ortiz Farm, a new stage that was added by the Closed Network Test.
The announcement is accompanied by a new trailer that reveals the new character Feng: here it is below, along with a substantial set of images that show us the contents of the Beta.