Eddy Gordo revealed as first Tekken 8 DLC character via opening movie cover image

Eddy Gordo revealed as first Tekken 8 DLC character via opening movie

In addition to a look at the Tekken 8 opening movie we also got a reveal of the season one pass and its first fighter, Mr. Eddy Gordo. DANCE!

As if the Tekken 8 hype machine couldn't wind up any harder, a massive info dump today revealed more goodies ahead of its Jan. 26 release. Shown today by Namco Bandai was our first look at the Tekken 8 opening movie. However, the classic end-credit reveal gave us yet another treat: The Tekken 8 season one pass and its first fighter, Eddy.

Eddy Gordo confirmed as the first Tekken 8 DLC character (Image via Bandai Namco)
Eddy Gordo confirmed as the first Tekken 8 DLC character (Image via Bandai Namco)

Yes, Mr. Gordo returns to bring his dance-based fighting style to the Iron Fist Tournament. But the real question remains: Where is Tiger Jackson? My Tekken 3 veterans need to know.

Tekken 8 DLC Season 1 Playable Characters

Spring: Eddy Gordo (confirmed)
Summer: TBA
Autumn: TBA
Winter: TBA

Leaked DLC characters (unconfirmed)

Bandai Namco did not reveal the exact release date of Eddy Gordo as a DLC playable character, but we do know he is coming in Spring 2024. However, according to an alleged leak, Eddy Gordo will be joined by Armor King, Xiao Meng and Roger over the course of the next 12 months.

There will be a total of 32 characters available at launch. Check out our list of every confirmed character in Tekken 8.

Tekken 8 opening movie, Eddy as DLC

If you've seen the Tekken 8 opening movie then you know it hits all the required content for the franchise. Banger electronic music? Nonsensical, over-the-top action? At least one character turning into something else? It's all here, folks. However, as someone lapsed from the franchise since... Oh, about Tekken Tag Tournament, I have questions.

Mainly, why are all my faves fighting in an open field against an army, Dynasty Warriors style? Not that I don't mind seeing King dropkick an entire fleet like Randy Orton. I'm all here for it, trust me. That said, the real interesting news from the Tekken 8 opening movie is going to be the first look at the four fighters coming in season one, Eddy Gordo.

<em>Credit: Namco-Bandai</em>
Credit: Namco-Bandai

Honestly, I like the redesign. As a long-time fan of the "big gloves, lots of leather, lots of color" aesthetic of Tekken, I think this checks all the boxes. The big question remains though after the reveal of Eddy for Tekken 8: What will the rest of season one's pass hold? Guest characters? More classic characters? Will Gon finally come back to ruin the meta?

Find out all of that and more after the game's release on Jan. 26.

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