TEKKEN 8, the upcoming entry in the legendary franchise, will be playable to selected players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC with a Closed Network Test (CNT) that will start on the 21st of July.

Developed by Bandai Namco Studio Inc., TEKKEN 8 promises to be the most visually stunning TEKKEN title yet and comes along with major new changes to combat. There is a new “aggressive” combat system that encourages an offence-first play style. This rewards players who stay on the attack while offering spectacular plays. With the upcoming CNT, players will have a chance to experience this new philosophy and play a part in helping influence key game mechanics and features coming to TEKKEN 8.

The TEKKEN 8 CNT will feature online head-to-head “Ranked matches” with cross-platform matchmaking. Selected players will be able to pick from 16 characters including Jin, Kazuya, Paul, Law, King, Lars, Jack 8, Xiaoyu, Nina, Leroy, Lili, Asuka, Hwoarang, Bryan and the newly announced Claudio. There will be five stages available, Urban Square, Yakushima, Rebel Hangar, Sanctum, and Arena.

The CNT will take place across two different sessions. With a Week 1 CNT only on PlayStation 5. Then Week 2 CNT is available for all three platforms, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. A subscription to Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus is not required to participate. Participants in the CNT will be selected on a first-come, first serve basis.

Date and session times for the TEKKEN 8 are as follows:

  • Week 1 – PlayStation 5 only
    • 21st July at 09:00 BST – 24th July at 08:00 BST
      • Maintenance will be held from 21st July at 21:00 BST until 22nd July 00:00 BST
  • Week 2 – PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
  • 28th July at 09:00 BST – 31st July at 08:00 BST
    • Maintenance will be held from 29th July 09:00 BST until 29th July at 12:00 BST

PlayStation 5 players participating in the Week 1 session will also be able to participate in the Week 2 session. For more information on Tekken 8 visit the official page.

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