Is Tekken 8 the last Tekken?

Joseph Pascoulis
Tekken 8 Jun rage art on Jin

Bandai Namco’s Tekken 8 is the latest installment of the iconic 3D fighting franchise. The game has become a staple in the fighting game genre since its first release in 1994, but could Tekken 8 be the final game in the series?

Tekken is Bandai Namco‘s prized 3D fighting game with a massive loyal and dedicated fanbase, some of which have been playing the game for decades.

With Tekken 8 coming almost 30 years after the first installment and the landscape of the gaming industry evolving, you may be wondering what will happen to the fighting franchise, and whether or not they will buy into the live-service model.

You could also be wondering whether the game is coming to an end due to its story, which could put an end to the Mishima family‘s long-lasting saga.

So, if you’re worried about Tekken 8 being the last Tekken, here’s everything you need to know.

Is Tekken 8 the last Tekken?

Although nothing has been confirmed by Bandai Namco themselves, it’s safe to say that Tekken 8 is certainly not the last game for the franchise.

Tekken has grown massively with its previous release, Tekken 7, and we expect a similar surge during Tekken 8‘s lifespan. With all this momentum, Bandai Namco will likely continue releasing Tekken games in the future.

Kazuya holding fist with electricity in Tekken 8
We should expect more Tekken games in the future.

That said, the time between releases has been varied, and Tekken 8 has released nine years after the release of Tekken 7. So, you could be waiting a very long time for the next Tekken title.

Tekken 8 is not moving towards a live service game, but it will receive updates and DLC. So, with that said, it’s likely more Tekken titles will be released in the future, rather than one being updated.

Does Tekken 8 end the Mishima story?

Tekken 8’s story brings some massive developments, with Jin and Kazuya finally facing off as “fist meets fate.” However, the Mishima story likely won’t end with Tekken 8, and the reason behind this is the debut of Reina Mishima.

Reina is the illegitimate daughter of Heihachi, who seemingly died at the end of Tekken 7. This character has only just made her debut and will likely play a larger role in future titles. This, combined with the fact that Jin’s mother, Jun Kazama has also returned, suggests that there are plenty of ways to keep the Mishima story going.

That said, if the Mishima story does somehow come to an end, so long as the game performs well, we can pretty much guarantee that Tekken will return with a new storyline.

We’ll be sure to update this piece as and when new information is available. For now, check out some of our other Tekken guides:

Who is Azucena in Tekken 8? New character details, stage, trailer, more | Will Tekken 8 be on Xbox Game Pass? | Tekken 8 Heat System explained: Heat Burst, Engager, Smash & Dash | Will Tekken 8 have crossplay? PC, PlayStation & Xbox cross-progression details | Tekken 8 pre-order bonuses: All editions & prices | Will Tekken 8 be on PS4 & Xbox One?

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About The Author

Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].