Who says harmony is impossible in the world of fighting games? The directors of Mortal Kombat 1 and Tekken 8 recently had a friendly encounter at Summer Game Fest, and their camaraderie is genuinely heartwarming. It’s a sight to behold as they posed for a quick photo, showcasing a mutual admiration that transcends any rivalry. With Mortal Kombat 1’s release date drawing near and Tekken 8 expected to follow suit, witnessing this uplifting exchange between competitors is gratifying. Indeed, it’s an extraordinary time to be a fan of fighting games.
The year 2023 is shaping up to be an absolute treat for enthusiasts, with Street Fighter 6, Mortal Kombat 1, and Tekken 8 leading the charge. Personally immersed in Street Fighter 6 for the past week or so, I can’t help but feel excited about what lies ahead if all three of these games deliver the same level of content and quality. Brace yourselves for some remarkable gaming experiences.
In a thrilling development, the beta sign-up for Tekken 8 is now live. Make sure you gear up and prepare for the action-packed adventure, especially for those fans of King. Additionally, the Summer Game Fest has brought together the esteemed directors, Ed Boon of Mortal Kombat 1 and Katsuhiro Harada of Tekken 8. This event, which replaces E3 according to creator Geoff Keighley, has not featured Tekken 8 prominently. Nevertheless, attendees have had the opportunity to witness and even play Mortal Kombat 1, earning high praise from Harada himself for its intense gameplay and the privilege he had to experience it.
“I just had the privilege of playing Mortal Kombat 1 for the first time!” exclaimed Harada. He expressed his gratitude to Ed Boon for the enjoyable experience they had shared. The photo they took together further solidified Harada’s reputation as one of the coolest individuals in the gaming industry. Just take a look at him!
For those eagerly anticipating the release of Tekken 8, there’s no need to worry. While an official date hasn’t been confirmed yet, the game is expected to launch either in late 2023 or early 2024. With Street Fighter 6 already available and Mortal Kombat 1 just a few months away, allowing these fighting game giants to stagger their releases is undoubtedly beneficial.
If the talk of Tekken and Mortal Kombat has ignited your enthusiasm for some friendly competition, we have everything you need to know about the biggest and best multiplayer games out there. Additionally, if you’re curious about whether your gaming rig is up to par with all the intense gore in Mortal Kombat 1, we’ve got you covered with the system requirements.