Tekken 8 Gameplay Trailer Showcases Kuma

Raised by Heihachi Mishima and skilled in martial arts, Kuma excels at punishing opponents and using Hunting Bear Stance for big damage.

The Tekken series is known for all kinds of fighters, from devils to cyborgs, so it only makes sense for a bear to practice martial arts. Bandai Namco’s latest trailer for Tekken 8 highlights Kuma, raised by Heihachi Mishima. Utilizing Kuma Shinken and even parts of Heihachi’s fighting style, he’s a force to reckon with.

Along with a unique hitbox that makes it tougher for opponents to land hits, Kuma has good punching range and can punish whiffed attacks. He can also enter Hunting Bear Stance for more damage. While having weaker kicks, Kuma offers a unique play style among the cast.

Tekken 8 launches on January 26th for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. A free demo is live for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC, which offers a look at Story Mode, Arcade Quest and Versus. It includes four playable fighters – Jin, Kazuya, Paul and Nina Williams – and three stages.