The Japanese giant Bandai Namco made a strong impression during the last State of Play by officially unveiling Tekken 8. The Japanese group is more than in good shape for the 2022 financial year with the resounding success ofElden Ring and Bandai Namco’s latest tax report specifically mentions these two colossal licenses.
The milestone of 17 million players has been crossed for Elden Ring
Let’s quickly return to Elden Ring before discussing the famous fighting game. FromSoftware’s Souls-like is one of the must-haves of this year 2022 and its success has been unequivocal since February. The title had sold 13.4 million copies between February 25 and March 31, a record for the studio.
Now we learn that Elden Ring sold over 17.5 million worldwide in September. A slap for the game since Dark Souls 3 had exceeded 10 million games sold in four years. It remains to be seen whether Elden Ring will conclude its tour de force by potentially becoming the GOTY 2022 at the Game Awards.
Less wait than expected for Tekken 8?
tekken 8 is the other nice surprise of the year and of this unpublished report from Bandai Namco. The title which will run on Unreal Engine 5 has been presented on video in mid-September during his State of Play announcement.
We now learn that a release window for 2023 would be considered by Bandai Namco if we believe the group’s response to an investor asking if they were planning to release a game as important as Elden Ring.
“We are planning a large number of projects. Tekken 8 is also under development with the aim of launching in fiscal year 2023 or later. »
Nothing certain at the moment, but we do know that Bandai Namco could be aiming for a release between April 2023 and March 2024 for Tekken 8, which is the next fiscal year. By then, we hope to learn more about this new opus eagerly awaited by fans of the legendary license. Tekken 8 will be released on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.