The initial DLC character for Tekken 8 is a classic fighter

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The DLC character for Tekken 8 is Eddy Gordo, a familiar fighter renowned for his distinctive Capoeira martial arts style.
  • Tekken 8’s base roster is a blend of both new and returning fighters, introducing popular additions such as Azucena and Victor Chevalier.
  • The game will showcase a total of 32 unique fighters, each possessing their own distinct fighting styles, including iconic figures like Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama.

As Tekken 8’s release approaches within the next two weeks, Bandai Namco has unveiled the game’s initial DLC character, the returning Eddy Gordo. The base roster for Tekken 8 offers a well-balanced combination of both fresh faces and familiar fighters spanning its extensive history. Some of the new characters introduced in Tekken 8 have gained popularity for their stylish appearances and distinctive fighting techniques. Notable among these are Azucena, the series’ first Peruvian fighter, Victor Chevalier, a French combatant wielding weapons, and Reina, a mysterious and unauthorized member of the Mishima bloodline.


Tekken 8 will feature the return of several familiar fighters, including the notorious Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama, engaged in what is purportedly their ultimate showdown. Additionally, players can expect the inclusion of characters from different eras in the franchise’s history, such as Alisa Bosconovitch, Leroy Smith, and even Jun Kazama, all set to be playable in Tekken 8. The base roster comprises a total of 32 fighters, each showcasing unique fighting styles for players to explore. Leading up to the game’s launch, Bandai Namco unveiled Tekken 8’s opening cinematic, along with details about its first season pass and the upcoming DLC fighter.

Bandai Namco uploaded a video to its YouTube channel, showcasing multiple characters engaged in combat and offering glimpses of potential story developments in Tekken 8. Following the cinematic, Bandai Namco unveils the first season pass DLC character. The trailer provides brief shots of the motion capture actor and early animation rigs, featuring a familiar idle stance. The video then briefly highlights the return of Eddy Gordo, who undergoes a radical redesign for Tekken 8.

All Confirmed Tekken 8 Characters

  • Alisa Bosconovich
  • Asuka Kazama
  • Azucena Ortiz
  • Bryan Fury
  • Claudio Serafino
  • Devil Jin
  • Eddy Gordo [Season 1 Pass DLC]
  • Feng Wei
  • Hwoarang
  • Jack-8
  • Jin Kazama
  • Jun Kazama
  • Kazuya Mishima
  • King
  • Kuma
  • Lars Alexandersson
  • Lee Chaolan
  • Leo Kliesen
  • Leroy Smith
  • Lili
  • Ling Xiaoyu
  • Marshall Law
  • Nina Williams
  • Panda
  • Paul Phoenix
  • Raven
  • Reina
  • Sergei Dragunov
  • Shaheen
  • Steve Fox
  • Victor Chevalier
  • Yoshimitsu
  • Zafina


Before Eddy Gordo’s official confirmation, a leak had surfaced outlining potential DLC characters for Tekken 8. Eddy Gordo was identified among the fighters suggested for the initial season pass, based on an alleged screenshot from the German PlayStation Network page. Other fighters mentioned in this Year 1 pass include Roger the Kangaroo, Xiao Meng, and Armor King. Given that Bandai Namco’s first season pass encompasses four fighters, there appears to be some credibility to the leak. However, it’s important to approach this information with caution until more official details are disclosed by Bandai Namco. Meanwhile, fans are expressing joy over the inclusion of one of the franchise’s classic fighters in Tekken 8.