Bandai finally announced the release date for Tekken 8. 26th January 2024 is the day we are all looking forward to.
The game is now available for pre-order and comes with 3 different Editions- Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate.
If you are confused about which Edition to go for this guide will be helping you decide.
Tekken 8 Which Edition to Buy?
Tekken 8 has the potential to become the best installment in the franchise. I had played the Closed Network Test and it seems like the overall difficulty of the game has been significantly reduced to encourage newcomers to learn the game.
With that being said let’s quickly take a look at the Editions and what they have to offer:
|Base game Tekken 8||Base game Tekken 8||Base game Tekken 8|
|–||Playable Character Year 1 Pass||Playable Character Year 1 Pass|
|–||4 additional playable characters||4 additional playable characters|
|–||Avatar Skin: Kinjin||Avatar Skin: Kinjin|
|–||Character Costume: Gold Suit Pack||Character Costume: Gold Suit Pack|
|–||1 costume per each playable character (32 total)||1 costume per each playable character (32 total)|
|–||Avatar Skins: Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama, and Jun Kazama|
|–||Avatar Costume: Classic TEKKEN T-Shirt Set- 32 designs|
Along with this, you will also have a Pre-order bonus that is applicable for all Editions.
- Avatar Costume: Paul Phoenix Set (A set of five items that allow you to become Paul Phoenix!)
Which is the best Edition for you and why?
It seems like the only difference between the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions is the Avatar Skins. If you are wondering what the new Avatar Skins are for then let me tell you that Tekken 8 will implement a new Single-Player game mode referred to as the Arcade Quest that will allow you to get the Arcade experience.
But I know for sure that there are hardly a few who would actually play the offline single-player modes of a Tekken game. Other than the main Story mode, no one really bothers playing the single-player modes.
The Arcade Quest is something really new to the series and many people will be trying it out. But I personally do not feel that paying the extra cash for the Avatar Skins would be worth it. You might play it for 4 to 5 hours and eventually hop online to play Quick Matches or Ranks.
Tekken 7 had a lot of customizations and Tekken 8 would be having even more. The Standard Edition would not be giving you the player costumes which you might want. Customizing your character is really fun to do. Especially when you make a really good-looking customization and go online to show it off.
It is one of the aspects of the game I would not like to let go of. So for me, the Deluxe Edition would be perfect.
If you are not into customizations that much, or maybe you are a newcomer and you just wish to learn, the Standard Edition would be the best for you.
However, we all know that the majority of the fanbase are Tekken enthusiasts. Also, the 1-year character pass is a pretty good deal considering so many renowned characters had been left out from the roster this year.
Hence, the Deluxe Edition is the way to go.
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