Bandai Namco showed up at EVO 2023 with a new Tekken 8 announcement. Raven and Azucena will be joining the Tekken 8 roster when it releases. Raven makes a return to the Tekken series while Azucena will be a brand new fighter to the franchise.
It was leaked 24 hours before the announcement was made that Raven and Azucena will be joining Tekken 8. Thanks to an early posting on the Bandai Namco Europe website.
Azucena is a Peruvian coffee queen and will give you a taste of defeat in Tekken 8.
Known as the “Coffee Queen”, Azucena is an MMA fighter from Peru. She is the latest heir in the Ortiz family line, a family running a Peruvian coffee plantation. She decided to compete in The King of Iron Fist Tournament to promote the Ortiz Farm. Azucena fights using movement based on Mixed Martial Arts, while incorporating some slightly unconventional techniques, such as the Liberador, where she shifts into a stance in which she doesn’t block her opponents but dodges their attacks by instinct.
Raven also known as The Dark Talon of Death was first introduced in Tekken 5 and will fight his way into Tekken 8.
After his disappearance following the events of TEKKEN 6, Raven underwent intensive training and comes back even stronger in TEKKEN 8. His style mixing ninjutsu and powerful strikes, along with his unique “Soul Field” stance, will give players a versatile arsenal, using clones and teleportation to master the rhythm of the battlefield.
Tekken 8 is being developed for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series XlS, and PC via Steam. A release date has yet to be announced.