According to a rumor popped up on the net, Tekken 8 will be the last chapter of the Bandai Namco series with Heihachi, while Zagreus from Hades will make his appearance as a DLC character.
Tekken 8 will be the last chapter with Heihachi Mishima , according to a rumor circulating on the net these days: starting from the next episode Kazuya will replace his father as a villain. Not only that: Zagreus , the protagonist of Hades, will make his appearance as a DLC character.
The alternation between Heihachi and Kazuya was literally in the air for years and therefore seems to materialize with the next version of the fighting game developed by Bandai Namco , coming after the success of Tekken 7 with its 7 million copies sold .
According to the same source, Bryan Fury will lose an eye during the Tekken 8 campaign and several characters will not return to the roster , such as Gigas, Katarina and Shaheen. The total number of fighters at launch will amount to twenty-four, but it could drop to twenty-two.
There will of course also be returns, such as that of Lucky Chloe, probably Lee and Fahk, with the latter playing a much more important role in the story .
Finally there will be some news on the front of the gameplay , with a greater emphasis on the complexity of the movements, the backdash and an unpublished mechanics for the sockets similar to that seen in Soulcalibur 6 .
Returning to the Zagreus issue, apparently Katsuhiro Harada is a huge fan of Hades and would have insisted on including the character in Tekken 8, using some of Noctis’ attacks as a reference.