Tekken 8 Adds Eddy Gordo on April 4

Those who own the Playable Character Year 1 Pass will be able to start playing as Eddy ahead of his global release, on April 1.

Tekken 8 has been one of the highlights of a year that has had no shortage of highlights, and even as the fighter maintains a healthy playerbase a couple months on from its release, Bandai Namco is gearing up to ignite yet more excitement with the addition of an upcoming playable character.

Prior to Tekken 8’s launch, it was confirmed that fan-favourite Eddy Gordo would be the first of four characters to be added to the game’s roster as DLC in its first year of post-launch content, and now Bandai Namco has shared a release date for his arrival. Eddy will be added to the game on April 4, while those who own the Playable Character Year 1 Pass will get advanced access on April 1. Check out the trailer below to see him in action against Azucena and Nina Williams.

In our review of Tekken 8, we awarded it a score of 9/10, saying, “Tekken 8 is a shot in the arm for the series, advancing the story while offering addictive combat, exceptional presentation and a suite of features to attract new and experienced players.”

Tekken 8 is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Bandai Namco announced in February that it had sold 2 million units, remarking that the game was selling “better than we’d hoped for at this point.”