The Cursed Blade of Yoshimitsu Returns in New Tekken 8 Trailer

The Mechanized Space Ninja of the Manji Clan Arrives

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Yoshimitsu has been a fan favorite among Tekken players since the first Tekken game. Recently, Bandai Namco released a new character trailer featuring the game’s cursed ninja, and he has a score to settle with one of the many fighters present in the tournament.

TEKKEN 8 – Yoshimitsu Reveal & Gameplay Trailer

Yoshimitsu is an inheritor of the Manji Ninjutsu and the current head of the Manji Clan, a group of chivalrous thieves active since the Sengoku period. Six months ago, he accepted a request from an investor in the refugee relief project. The task was to find archives that contained information on the past doings of the Mishima Zaibatsu.

After analyzing information that his clan members had gathered, he is led to an old, underground cave. Legend has it that the Mishimas once used it for exorcisms. He scans the area using the technology built into his reinforced armor and continues down a worn path. In the recesses of the cave, he discovers the archives he has been looking for.

Just then, the faint demonic aura that had been surrounding the archives resonates with his cursed blade and causes a wave of evil to surge forth. The Cursed Blade Yoshimitsu, passed down between heads of the Manji Clan for generations, is corrupted with an unquenchable bloodlust that eventually drives its wielder insane. In the blink of an eye, the blade infiltrates his mind and amplifies his desire for destruction.

Yoshimitsu quickly stabs himself with the blade so he can feed its thirst, yet the blade becomes even more uncontrollable. After he returns, the clan elders teach Yoshimitsu how to suppress the cursed sword’s malevolent will, even if only barely.

Still, his cursed blade has called out to him ever since that day.“If the owner of the voice I hear is the source of the sword’s uncontrollable nature, then I will cut it off at its root.” Dr. Bosconovitch provides him with the latest reinforced armor before sending him off on his journey out of Secret Manji Village to follow wherever his blade leads him.

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 will come to the PlayStation 5 on December 14, 2023, and on December 21, 2023, will be the Xbox Series X|S and PC version.

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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