Paul Phoenix has been in each Tekken sport, so his look in Tekken 8 isn’t a surprise, particularly since he’s been in previous trailers. Nevertheless, Bandai Namco has launched one particularly targeted on the American brawler, which exhibits off his new strikes and haircut.
Whereas Paul’s tall hair has been an iconic a part of his look previously, he additionally beforehand had his hair down for Tekken 4, albeit in a barely completely different method. Govt Director Katsuhiro Harada defined this new look to IGN when the sport’s story trailer dropped in December 2022. He stated the staff wished to make Tekken 8 really feel like a brand new title and was making an attempt to strike the proper steadiness of outdated and new with its character designs. Harada additionally made it clear that gamers will nonetheless have the ability to equip Paul’s signature tall coiffure within the customization choices.
This new trailer, nevertheless, has him utilizing all types of latest and acquainted strikes. Some make the most of the Warmth system, which Harada not too long ago broke down with Sport Director Kohei Ikeda, whereas others have been in different Tekken video games, as has been the case with the opposite character trailers. Paul may also be seen punching via a brick wall that’s someway within the combating enviornment, using his motorbike, and flexing so laborious that his sleeve rips.
This newest footage nonetheless doesn’t reveal when Tekken 8 could be releasing, as Bandai Namco has but to announce a extra formal launch window.