Shaheen Returns To Seek Answers in New Tekken 8 Trailer

The Desert Falcon Comes Swooping In

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Shaheen is one of the new Tekken characters that debuted in Tekken 7. With his keen skills and strikes, he has become a fan favorite among Tekken fans worldwide. Recently, another Tekken character trailer has been uploaded featuring the Desert Falcon himself, Shaheen and I can see how vastly improved his fighting style is.

Tekken 8 Shaheen Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Shaheen works for a private military firm and is investigating the mysterious death of his best friend. Utilizing his negotiation skills, he learns from an executive of the Middle East G Corp branch that the mastermind is none other than Kazuya Mishima.

The wheel of fate must have been turning that day 13 years ago when on the same day Shaheen lost his family, he saved Salim, a boy around the same age as him, from an assassin. It was the first time he had used the techniques his father had ingrained in him meant to bring down enemies to instead save another’s life.

Afterward, Salim told him, “You should use such skills to become a shield for those in need.” Then he took Shaheen’s hands and welcomed him as his bodyguard. Salim came from the most prominent family in the area, and they did not think twice about taking Shaheen under their wing after he saved their precious son. Salim was bright and full of knowledge, while Shaheen excelled in fighting. The two grew up respecting one another, even as they followed their paths. Salim, then became the head of an oil company, while Shaheen became a private military specialist.

Yet even if their two paths had diverged, they could still work side by side under the same desire to protect the wealth and pride of others. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances, Shaheen now returns home to deliver news of the confession he’d pried from the G Corp executive regarding Salim’s death to his family. The next day, just as Shaheen is about to depart, Salim’s younger brother, Zarif, approaches him.

“I want you to finish what my brother could not,” Zarif says as he hands Shaheen a sword owned by Salim.  Looking into its polished surface, he makes a vow to never forgive G Corp’s tyranny.

Tekken 8 Demo Announcement

Also announced on the official social media post of Tekken, a demo version of the game will be released. Players will get a chance to play some of their favorite characters and explore what possible features the game will have upon its full release this coming January. The demo version of Tekken 8 is already out on the PS5. For the PC and Xbox Series X|S, it will be released on December 21, 2023.

Tekken 8 will come out on January 26, 2024, for the PlayStation 5, PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X, and Series S. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and follow their official social media channels as weekly trailers will be uploaded.

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