Bandai Namco has apologised for posting a new Tekken 8 trailer too early, spoiling the return of series regular Bryan Fury.

Although the game still lacks a launch date, Bandai Namco has been steadily releasing new trailers for Tekken 8 over the past several months, revealing more of the game’s roster.

With fighting game tournament Combo Breaker taking place this past weekend, another Tekken 8 trailer was widely (and correctly) assumed to be shown during the proceedings.

However, one of Bandai Namco’s own social media accounts accidentally posted it ahead of schedule, and Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada has publicly blamed the company’s European branch.

Said trailer, which confirmed series regular Bryan Fury, was soon taken down but not before others shared it on YouTube and other social media platforms.

It’s since been officially reuploaded but not before producer Michael Murray issued an apology for the leak.

‘I apologise to the fans who saw that particular thing in not the way Harada and I had wanted it to happen. I feel bad for all you guys and also the dev team who gave up weekends to work on it,’ he wrote on Twitter.

Regardless of how it happened, fans are happy to see Bryan back, with his reveal bringing Tekken 8’s total roster up to 15.

So far, however, Bandai Namco has yet to announce any wholly new characters, with the current roster comprised entirely of familiar faces from previous games.

While there’s no launch window, Bandai Namco has plans to have Tekken 8 out in its 2023 fiscal year, which means it should launch before the end of March 2024.

Tekken 8 is in development for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

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