During the Tekken World Tour 2023, we were all shown some new gameplay and see that Nina will be back in time for Tekken 8
Add one more to the list of announced fighters out there for Tekken 8, as Nina Williams is back and bringing what she does best to the game. That being an assassin that tries to kill with only close-quarters combat instead of the stealth and raged action normally known for that kind of person. I am not going to question much on what Bandai Namco is doing with the character here in that regard, but it is another of the classic Tekken characters coming back in for some solid fun. For that, I will just ignore all of the other things and get ready to see how things flow later this year when it hits the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
More or less, as you can see below, Nina will function like many of the other fighters in Tekken 8 when it comes to the fighting. She will have her own style and moves, but it looks like it will still be a rush-in and bring-them-down fast kind of thing. If we only take what the trailer has to offer up, at least. There was more explained during the longer stream during the Tekken World Tour event, and we have that listed just a bit lower down if you want to get into the nitty-gritty of things. Even if it all still looks like another fighting game that will use similar methods as we have had for decades to win some of the matches.
Tekken 8 — Nina Reveal & Gameplay
Target located. Nina Williams is back in business in Tekken 8!
Get your first look at the world’s deadliest assassin, back just in time for the next King of the Iron Fist tournament.
Tekken 8 — New Gameplay Mechanics Introduction
In this very special keynote from the Tekken World Tour 2022 Global Finals
Executive Director, Katsuhiro Harada and Game Director, Kohei Ikeda go through a detailed look into the battle system and gameplay coming to Tekken 8!
Did you catch all of this live when the Tekken World Tour kicked off or did you need the replay to be able to experience it all? Is it weird to have an assassin in the mix like this or will they shift Nina’s story a bit to better explain what is going on? Who is another classic character you want to see back in the mix or would you rather see more on the newer side of things at this point? Sound off in the comment section and then try to keep the discussion civil as we gear up for the launch. There will be much more in terms of Tekken 8 news, so keep coming back to the site to see all of that and much, much more.