Tekken 8 Kuma
Kuma is making fans weep with his new design, as the adorable grizzly bear enters the fighting game with a revamped outfit. Kuma’s appearance in the upcoming Tekken 8 reflects his love and loyalty to Heihachi, as the deceased fighter’s pet enters the tournament to honour his master.
Kuma’s moveset has also been completely revamped to imitate Heihachi’s style, complete with a headbutt and a backdash to create a mirror image of the character’s playstyle. The developers cleverly integrated Heihachi’s playstyle into Tekken 8 without introducing any new characters, instead using an existing fighter to tell a new story.
Kuma was a highlight of the latest Tekken 8 trailer, as the fighter’s dedication to his deceased master resonates with fans of the series. His story is both admirable and heartbreaking, and his new design perfectly reflects his love and loyalty to Heihachi.
Tekken 8 releases on January 26, so you’ve got plenty of time to wipe away those tears. In the meantime, check out everything we know about the game’s release date and the single player mode revealed during the big announcement at Gamescom Opening Night Live.
Alternatively, take a look at some other great fighting games you can play right now, including Mortal Kombat 11 and Soul Calibur 6.