Bryan Fury is the latest character to join the roster of Tekken 8, but his announcement was far from smooth sailing. Instead of being posted on social media like previous roster debuts, the announcement for Fury was meant to be launched as part of a tournament held over the weekend but resulted in the character being announced twice.
as reported by VCGthe original announcement for Fury’s debut was intended for launch during the Combo Breaker fighting tournament this week, but the trailer hit an official Instagram account earlier than intended and remained live long enough for the content to begin. around social media and YouTube before it was finally removed from Instagram.
In direct response to the leak, Tekken 8Series director Katsuhiro Harada pointed the blame at Bandai Namco’s European arm in a now-deleted tweet, saying “That’s why I warned you years ago not to post a ka timer. Well, I’m going home, thanks! Ha ha ha.”
In addition, Tekken 8 Producer Michael Murray also took to Twitter to apologize to those who saw the trailer beforehand, along with apologizing to the developers behind the trailer’s creation.
I apologize to the fans who saw that particular thing not the way @Harada_TEKKEN and I want it to happen. I feel bad for all of you and also the dev team who gave up the weekend to work on it 🙁May 28, 2023
However, now the trailer is official for the new fighter, we can see what Bryan Fury will bring to the ring, and he seems to be much more brutal and fast than the previous games.
Tagged as “A wild card for violence and destruction,” it’s no surprise that Fury’s movement is built around fast, hard-hitting mechanics, with clear hints of his cybernetic enhancements through in his new rage art and combat animations.
There are some obvious changes to his appearance, too, once again reinforcing the idea that he’s a psychotic cyborg, such as a newly implemented cybernetic eye that locks on to the left target still landing a flying punch.
There is a clear emphasis on the history of each character Tekken 8, as shown through their moveset and animation, and Bryan Fury is a welcome addition to the mix despite how many times he’s been announced. Bringing the confirmed roster up to a total of 15 characters, there are a few more favorite characters we haven’t seen yet, but without a concrete release date, we’ll just have to wait and see if who is next.