Tekken 8’s latest fighter has been confirmed, and that fighter is Reina. She is a new character added to the Tekken roster. Reina’s moveset looks like it will contain a lot of fast attacks, with the trailer showing a wide array of kick based moves. Reina also seems to have some relation to Jin and Kazuya, knowing about them but they do not have any idea of who she is. When fighting, Reina seems to emit electricity, and her nickname appears to be Purple Lightning.
Looking back on the last game, Tekken 7, we awarded it a mighty 9/10 in out review, saying: “Tekken 7 is a phenomenal fighting game experience and one I’d highly recommend. It’s by no means perfect, as the game is not without a few technical issues online, some long loading times, and minor continuity errors, yet as far as most people will be concerned, it delivers a stunning, up-to-date fighting game experience from one of the masters of arcade fighting games. A solid return to form.”
A while back, a lengthy Tekken 8 gameplay deep dive that explored new gameplay mechanics including a new heat system, modified Rage Art system that uses a common input – Rage Drive from Tekken 7 has been removed – and a recover gauge that has some common ground with the Tekken Tag Tournament games.