Tekken 8 Characters on Release Date (Confirmed)

Get ready to meet the Tekken 8 characters, a diverse and formidable lineup set to redefine the battlegrounds in Tekken’s latest installment.

As the gaming community counts down to the highly anticipated January 26, 2024, release of Tekken 8, the excitement is palpable over the diverse roster of characters set to grace the screen.

This latest installment in the iconic fighting game series is bringing a blend of new and familiar faces, each with their unique backgrounds and fighting styles, promising an exhilarating experience for Tekken veterans and newcomers alike.

Tekken 8: Full Character Roster (CONFIRMED)

Nina Williams – Ireland

The “Silent Assassin” brings her lethal Assassination Arts from Ireland. Nina Williams, once a commander for the Mishima Zaibatsu’s special forces, now operates as a deadly freelance assassin.

Kazuya Mishima

Known as the “Cold-Blooded Oppressor,” Kazuya Mishima relinquished his Japanese nationality to pursue global domination with his devil power and Mishima-Style Fighting Karate.

Jin Kazama – Japan

Jin, the “Lightning of Fate” from Japan, fights using Karate. His mission is to end the cursed devil bloodline, a legacy he shares with Kazuya Mishima.

Paul Phoenix – The United States

The “Hot-Blooded Destroyer,” Paul Phoenix, brings his unique blend of Judo-based Integrated Martial Arts from the USA, seeking to be the universe’s greatest fighter.

Marshall Law – U.S.A

“The Legendary Dragon” Marshall Law, a master of Martial Arts, finds himself in dire straits, desperately trying to save his dojo and overcome his financial woes.

Ling Xiaoyu – China

“Dancing Phoenix” Ling Xiaoyu, practicing Baguazhang and Piguazhang-based Chinese Martial Arts, is driven by her feelings for Jin Kazama and her quest to find him.

Jun Kazama – Japan

“Light of Hope” Jun Kazama, adept in Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts, combines her fighting skills with a unique ability to communicate with animals.

Jack-8 – Unknown

“High Tech Annihilator” Jack-8, the latest in the Jack series, is a G Corp humanoid weapon characterized by brute force and a highly advanced AI.

Lars Alexandersson – Sweden

Lars, “The Lion of The Rebellion,” uses Tekken Force Martial Arts. He’s Heihachi Mishima’s illegitimate child and leads a rebellion against the G Corp.

King – Mexico

“Anger of the beast” King, a professional wrestler and orphanage manager, uses his Pro Wrestling skills to fight for the children in his care.

Leroy Smith – U.S.A

“Grandmaster of Drip” Leroy Smith, a Wing Chun master, fights to free New York from the clutches of gangs and the Mishima Zaibatsu’s influence.

Asuka Kazama – Japan

“Spirited Peacemaker” Asuka Kazama, known for her Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts, finds herself entangled in a rivalry with Lili.

Lili – Monaco

“Fighting Heiress” Lili, a self-taught fighter and daughter of a wealthy magnate, seeks to defeat her rival Asuka Kazama using her fighting skills and wealth.

Hwoarang – South Korea

“Blood Talon” Hwoarang, a Taekwondo master, is driven by his rivalry with Jin Kazama and his quest to resolve their unfinished conflict.

Bryan Fury – U.S.A

“Harbinger of Chaos” Bryan Fury, now a perpetual energy-fueled replicant, uses his Kickboxing skills to sow chaos and confront his past.

Claudio Serafino – Italy

“Banisher of Demons” Claudio Serafino, leader of the Sirius Marksmen, employs his Sirius Exorcist Arts to combat the devil gene and its bearers.

Raven – Unknown

“Shadow Agent” Raven, a master of Ninjutsu, undertakes special ops missions for the UN’s independent forces, seeking to quell global chaos.

Azucena – Peru

“Perfect Blend” Azucena Milagros Ortiz Castillo, an MMA champion known as the “Coffee Queen,” blends her fighting prowess with her passion for coffee farming.

Feng Wei – China

“God Fist” Feng Wei, a Taijiquan master, is on a quest to become the Dragon God, transcending all with his martial prowess.


“Mechanized Space Ninja” Yoshimitsu, leader of the Manji Clan, wields Advanced Manji Ninjutsu and delves into the Mishima Zaibatsu’s dark past.

Steve Fox – United Kingdom

“Counter-Punching Paragon” Steve Fox, a middleweight boxing champion, confronts his origins and relationship with Nina Williams, his biological mother.

Leo – Germany

“Seeker of Truth” Leo, skilled in Bajiquan, delves into the mysterious death of their mother, Emma Kliesen, and the dark secrets of the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Sergei Dragunov – Russia

“White Reaper” Sergei Dragunov, a fearsome Commando Sambo fighter, seeks his purpose in the post-tournament world, earning a rare respite from battle.


“Master of Salmon” Kuma, Heihachi Mishima’s pet and member of Tekken Force, balances his duties in disaster relief with his loyalty to his missing master.

Shaheen – Saudi Arabia

“Desert Falcon” Shaheen, a Close Quarters Combat expert, investigates his friend’s death, linking it to Kazuya Mishima and the G Corp’s machinations.


Panda, Ling Xiaoyu’s pet and bodyguard, follows her on a global journey, determined to fulfill her role and protect Xiaoyu at all costs.

Zafina – Unknown

Zafina, born into a lineage of exorcists and now a skilled astrologist, uses Ancient Assassination Arts to combat the evil spirit Azazel within her.

Lee Chaolan – Japan

Lee Chaolan, Violet Systems’ head, and Heihachi Mishima’s adopted son, joins forces with Lars Alexandersson to oppose the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Alisa Bosconovitch – Russia

Alisa Bosconovitch, an android designed to protect Jin Kazama, finds freedom and joins Lars Alexandersson, driven by newfound emotions.

Devil Jin

Devil Jin, Jin Kazama’s transformed state, embodies the terrifying power of the devil’s blood, displaying abilities beyond human capabilities.

Victor Chevalier – France

“Super Spy CQB” Victor Chevalier, founder of the UN’s independent forces, uses his combat skills and strategic acumen to combat global threats.

Reina – Unknown

Reina, a mysterious fighter from the Mishima Polytechnical School, uses her lightning-quick moves to overwhelm opponents in battle.

Tekken 8 Characters: Final Words

This diverse roster of characters, each with their unique origins, fighting styles, and personal stories, sets the stage for Tekken 8 to be one of the most dynamic entries in the series.

Players can look forward to exploring these characters’ abilities and narratives, adding depth and excitement to each battle in the world of Tekken 8.

FAQ: Tekken 8 Release and Character Roster

When is Tekken 8 scheduled for release?

Tekken 8 is set to be released on January 26, 2024. This much-anticipated launch is expected to bring a host of new features, enhanced graphics, and gameplay improvements to the iconic fighting game series.

How many characters are on the Tekken 8 roster at launch?

The Tekken 8 roster will feature 32 characters at launch. This includes a mix of familiar faces and new entrants, each bringing their unique fighting styles and backgrounds from various countries.

Will there be any new characters in Tekken 8?

The Tekken 8 roster will feature 32 characters at launch. This includes a mix of familiar faces and new entrants, each bringing their unique fighting styles and backgrounds from various countries.

Are there any major changes or updates in Tekken 8 compared to previous games?

While specific gameplay changes are yet to be detailed, players can expect Tekken 8 to include graphical enhancements, refined mechanics, and potentially new game modes that build upon the legacy of the Tekken series.

The addition of new characters will also provide new strategies and combos for players to master.

Will Tekken 8 support cross-platform play?

Yes, Tekken 8 will feature cross-platform play, as confirmed by Katsuhiro Harada (the game producer), on Twitter.

This functionality will enable players on different gaming platforms to compete against each other, significantly broadening the game’s multiplayer experience.

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