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Azucena and Raven Revealed for TEKKEN 8


Prior to the TEKKEN 7 Grand Finals at Evolution 2023, Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray took the stage and revealed two new characters for TEKKEN 8 — returning veteran; Raven, and the first newcomer to appear in the game, Azucena. "The Peruvian Coffee Queen", Azucena is a female MMA fighter with crazy footwork, fluid dodge techniques, and stylish dance moves (but also punches and kicks hard when she needs to). Additionally, both new trailers show several new stages we haven't seen until today (including Azucena's stage, Peru) — each new stage showing unique transitions and/or balcony breaks. Enjoy both of the new TEKKEN 8 character trailers from Bandai Namco, below.


Azucena First Details: Her full name is Azucena Milagros Ortiz Castillo. She is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Peru. Also known as the Coffee Queen, Azucena is the only daughter of the family running the Ortiz Farm, a Peruvian coffee plantation. She breaks into the world of MMA to serve as the poster child for her family's farm, where she becomes an MMA champion beloved by her fans for her cheerful personality and fearless fighting style. She decides to compete in The King of Iron Fist Tournament to promote further and boost recognition of the family farm.
Bandai Namco and TEKKEN 8 Director Kohei Ikeda shared the first details on TEKKEN 8's latest editions with PlayStation.Blog. "Azucena fights with sly and unconventional movements that are based on MMA techniques.  Her signature move is the Libertador, a pose that provokes the opponent. She shifts into a stance where she can no longer block but instead instinctively detects and dodges her opponent’s high and low attacks. This special stance and her movements allow her to keep opponents from gaining momentum. The Libertador pose becomes even more powerful in Heat state, where Azucena automatically launches a counterattack after dodging an attack, putting more pressure on her opponent."



Azucena's primary aim to advertise her family's coffee and represent the Ortiz Farm as their only daughter is highlighted by her actions throughout her fights. For example, when she K.O.’s her opponent with her Rage Art, a special cinematic scene is shown that looks like a TV commercial advertising her coffee.

Raven Details / Storyline:  Raven is a secret intelligence agent, part of an independent unit under the UN who has engaged in multiple missions to prevent conflicts worldwide, and he is a master of espionage that utilizes ninjutsu. He ventured into training to prepare for his increasingly dangerous duties, where he mastered the art of shadow cloning. That is when he received an order summoning him to a new battle.
Director Ikeda also shared details about Raven's storyline and play-style with "Following his time in TEKKEN 6, Raven underwent intense training to achieve an even greater physique, allowing him to utilize a more advanced form of shadow cloning," said the director. "By using his special stance, Soul Field, he can use a range of versatile attacks, such as mid-range surprise tactics or attacks leveraging his ability to clone and teleport. His clone attacks are enhanced when in Heat state, and Raven can launch seamless wave attacks. He is recommended for players who enjoy tricky move sets that toy with their opponents or those who enjoy controlling the pace of the battle."

















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 Sources:  Bandai Namco Entertainment                    

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