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Tekken 8 Roster – Sneak Peek into the Roster and Rumored Characters  

You’re in for a treat as a Tekken fan because Tekken 8 was finally announced during Sony’s State of Play event on September 15th! In the Tekken 8 teaser, we see Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama going head-to-head on what looks like the side of a volcano. The graphics are insane, with every detail being spot-on and crystal clear. Above all, the Tekken 8 roster looks amazing!

We all know that Tekken 7 already had 36 playable characters, but brace yourselves because we’re in for a surprise with the Tekken 8 roster! Although we don’t have the full list of playable characters yet, we can expect some exciting new additions. Stay tuned for official announcements to find out more!

Tekken 8 Roster

Are you ready to rumble? Hold onto your seats because Tekken 8 just dropped a brand-new teaser during The Game Awards 2022, and it’s packed with some familiar faces that will make your heart race!

The preview has confirmed including some of your all-time favorite characters in the Tekken 8 cast. Are you excited to find out who’s on the list? Here are some characters officially confirmed to be part of the Tekken 8 roster.

  • Devil Jin
  • Paul Phoenix
  • Asuka Kazama
  • Nina Williams
  • Emilie “Lili” De Rochefort
  • Kazuya Mishima
  • Jack-8
  • Ling Xiaoyu
  • Lars Alexandersson
  • Jin Kazama
  • Marshall Law
  • Leroy Smith
  • King
  • Devil Kazuya
  • Jun Kazama

Jin Kazama

During the PlayStation State of Play 2022, Tekken 8 brought the heat with a jaw-dropping debut from the legendary Jin Kazama himself! And boy, did he make an entrance. In an unforgettable final match against the fierce Kazuya Mishima, Jin left a trail of destruction in his wake that will have you on the edge of your seat.

If you thought his moves in previous Tekken games were impressive, wait until you see his fighting style in Tekken 8. A fusion of martial arts and karate, every move he makes is packed with explosive power that will leave his adversaries reeling. Brace yourselves for the ultimate shocker because Jin’s alter ego, Devil Jin, has joined the fray. 

Kazuya Mishima

Get ready to meet Mishima – the infamous “Cold-Blooded Oppressor” of the fighting world! With a fierce determination to win, he’s earned a reputation as a ruthless competitor who shows no mercy to his enemies. But his skills aren’t just a product of natural talent – Mishima has worked hard to perfect his unique combat style, now known as “Mishima-Style Fighting Karate.”

Despite being Jin’s father, Mishima is not interested in using his powers for good; rather, he’s solely focused on achieving his ultimate goal of world domination. And in Tekken 8, he’s not holding back – he’s determined to claim victory on the global stage and prove that he’s the ultimate champion. So get ready to witness the ultimate showdown as Mishima battles it out with the world’s best fighters, all to reign supreme! 

Jun Kazama

Step into the world of Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts, where power and skill unite under the tutelage of the legendary Jun Kazama. As the mother of Jin Kazama, her name echoes through the halls of the fighting world. But her journey was not without its twists and turns.

It all began when she met Kazuya Mishima, a man suspected of illegal animal smuggling. Little did she know that their fateful encounter would change her destiny forever. However, the devil himself had other plans. Jun could not save Kazuya from the grasp of evil, and tragedy struck when a monstrous creature attacked Jin on his fifteenth birthday, leaving him dead. Despite her absence from the playable Tekken roster after Tekken 2, Jun has appeared in each mainline game, leaving fans yearning for more.

However, now, the wait is over. Tekken 8 is coming, and with it, the long-awaited return of Jun Kazama to the Tekken 8 roster. Will this be the moment that brings her story to a thrilling conclusion? The world holds its breath as the legendary fighter unleashes her full potential.

Paul Phoenix

Get ready to witness the ultimate combat showdown as the fiery warrior, Paul Phoenix, is all set to reclaim his throne in the upcoming King of the Iron Fist Tournament! Since his debut in the original Tekken game, Paul has been an unstoppable force of nature. With his fierce passion and unwavering determination, he has dominated the tournament scene with his signature fighting style – “Integrated Martial Arts based on Judo.”

As the stakes get higher and the competition gets more challenging, the burning question on everyone’s mind is – will Paul emerge victorious once again? The anticipation is at an all-time high, with the game’s release just around the corner. As you join Paul in his quest for glory, brace yourself for an adrenaline-fueled ride. The battle lines have been drawn, and the time for action is now!


Jack-8 is the perfect hybrid of the Hulk and a deadly war machine – a bulky robot that’s back and better than ever in Tekken 8. Jack has taken on many forms as a series staple, from the original to Prototype Jack. But it’s Jack-8 who’s ready to annihilate opponents with his High-Tech Annihilator and a massive new tech pistol. With his Sheer Force fighting style, Jack will strike fear into the hearts of his foes. And though he’s a machine, his warrior’s spirit shines through in his piercing gaze. Get ready to witness Jack-8’s unstoppable power in Tekken 8!

Marshall Law

Marshall Law is one of the original and most recognizable characters in the beloved Tekken series, and fans will be thrilled to know that he’s back with a vengeance. His unique combat style sets Law apart, which pays homage to the iconic Bruce Lee. Known as “The Legendary Dragon,” Law’s fighting style incorporates Lee’s famous moves, such as the one-inch punch and the nunchaku, with his spin on it.

In the upcoming Tekken game, Law is deadlier than ever before. He unleashes his dual-weapon nunchucks brutally, taking down opponents left and right. But that’s not all. Law’s new Rage Arts super move is also teased in the trailer, hinting at even more exciting gameplay mechanics. With Law back in the ring, fans of the series can expect an unforgettable experience full of fast-paced, heart-stopping action.


Get ready to rumble with the fierce fighter, King, as he enters Tekken 8! With his iconic jaguar mask, King is more than just a professional wrestler – he’s a real-life hero who runs an orphanage in his spare time. And now, he’s ready to take his grappling and showmanship skills to the next level in the upcoming tournament, thanks to his combat style of Professional Wrestling.

Moreover, King is more determined than ever to come out on top in The Iron Fist Tournament and use his winnings to support the underprivileged kids in his care. Will his passion and skill be enough to secure victory? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure – King is a true champion both in and out of the ring! 

Nina Williams 

Nina Williams, a hired assassin and master of the breathtaking arts, goes by the nickname “Silent Assassin.” She’s a force to be reckoned with, and her sharpshooting skills suggest that Tekken 8 might strongly emphasize weapons-based combat. Whether dispatching foes with guns or hand-to-hand combat, Nina executes her deadly moves with grace and precision. And get this: in 2005, Nina even had her own video game called Death by Degrees, an action-packed adventure game that hit the shelves for PlayStation 2. 

Lars Alexandersson

Let’s talk about Lars, the red-capped wonder of Tekken 6! Not only does he rock a killer haircut, but his Tekken Forces Martial Arts fighting style is perfect for beginners, thanks to its quick dashes and crazy follow-up moves that keep opponents on their toes. You’ll be blown away by the lightning-enhanced attacks he inherited from his Mishima lineage in Tekken 8. Also, Lars has mastered the new Heat system, giving players more tools to dominate the competition. So, if you’re looking for a character who’s easy to pick up but tough to master, give Lars a try!

Ling Xiaoyu

Ling may look sweet and innocent, but don’t let her appearance deceive you. She’s a badass martial arts master specializing in Baguazhang and Piguazhang. Her moves are graceful and fluid, almost like a dance, but they pack a serious punch. She has known for effortlessly tossing her opponents into the air, leaving them scrambling to recover.

But Ling’s story isn’t all about fighting. Her heart is set on one man: Jin Kazama. She’s on a mission to find and ask him a question that could change her life forever. Who knows what fate has in store for these two star-crossed lovers?

Leroy Smith

Leroy Smith, aka the “Grandmaster of Drip”! Returning from Tekken 7, Leroy is in for a shock when he discovers that the same mega-corporation responsible for the crimes of the past is now on a mission to divide the world in two. Instead of backing down, Leroy is more determined than ever to bring justice to those affected by their actions. That’s why he’s joining the Mishima Zaibatsu’s King of Iron Fist Tournament – to fulfill his mission and make things right. Will he succeed? Only time will tell! 

Asuka Kazama

Get ready to root for Asuka Kazama, aka “The Spirited Peacemaker,” who is returning to Tekken 8! As the daughter of the Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts, Asuka has sworn to defeat her cousin, Jin Kazama, to bring peace to the world. But her plans take an unexpected turn when her rival, Lili, enters her into the King of the Iron Fist Tournament.

That’s not all – Lili also knows intimate details about Asuka’s past, including her encounter with Feng Wei and her complicated relationship with Jin Kazama. As they leave the arena, Asuka continues to pursue Lili, determined to get the answers she deserves. Get ready for a high-stakes showdown between two fierce fighters in Tekken 8! 

Emilie De Rochefort – Lili

Let’s not forget about Lili, who had a prominent role in the latest Tekken 8 trailer. Lili may live a life of luxury as the only child of a wealthy businessman, but her world is turned upside down when she is kidnapped. That experience taught her she had the strength and skill to fight back and escape.

Lili is a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming King of the Iron Fist tournament. Her arsenal of powerful counter and combo attacks makes her a formidable opponent, and she can easily knock out her adversaries. Don’t let her youthful appearance fool you – Lili is determined to emerge victorious in the competition and claim the champion title.

Rumored Tekken 8 Characters

Bandai Namco has already revealed 14 characters for the upcoming Tekken 8 roster, even though they haven’t announced the release date yet. Our prediction that Lili would appear after Asuka turned out to be spot-on. But there’s even more anticipation building around the potential debut of Lucky Chloe, a rumored pop-star warrior. The game will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam, but we’ll have to be patient for the release date to be announced.

Wrap Up

Exciting news, Tekken fans! We know you’re eager to get your hands on the game’s latest installment, but we will have to wait a bit longer for the official release date. Don’t worry; as soon as we have more information about it, we’ll be sure to share it with you. We also eagerly anticipate the complete character roster and other juicy details we can sink our teeth into. Stay tuned to this space for all the latest Tekken news, updates, announcements, and events!

Grace White
Grace White
A writer by passion, a reader by choice! Grace is a blogger who loves to travel and write about all sorts of industries to share her expertise with the world.


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