The latest character for Arika and Bandai Namco’s TEKKEN 8 features a character players are no doubt well-versed in: Leo Kliesen.
First making an appearance in TEKKEN 6, Leo Kliesen hails from Germany and is a geneticist that has worked for both the Mishima Zaibatsu and the G Corporation. In TEKKEN 8, Leo will be on a hunt for the truth behind the mysterious circumstances behind his mother Emma Kliesen’s death.
Leo Kliesen uses the Baji Quan fighting style that features powerful elbow strikes, arm/fist strikes, hip checks and, strikes with the shoulder. To keep players on their toes, he has also mixed in other Chinese fighting styles and some pro wrestling moves into his fighting style for good measure.
See him in action with the trailer below:
TEKKEN 8 – Leo Reveal & Gameplay Trailer
Note that every Wednesday from now through TEKKEN 8’s launch in January will see new trailers for all 32 characters coming to the title. Note that these will be characters that have yet to be featured in a video so far.
TEKKEN 8 is more than a simple retread; to take advantage of the next generation of consoles, all character models have been completely redone.
TEKKEN 8 will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on January 26.