Bandai Namco has unveiled a second brand new character set to join the Tekken 8 roster. Newcomer Victor Chevalier has been revealed with an all new gameplay trailer.
This fighter hails from France and sees his own stage in the new Paris backdrop shown off during this showcase.
Victor Chevalier appears to be an older gentleman dressed in a slick gray suit. From his demeanor and behavior, it seems as though he is some kind of secret agent who is very skilled at combat.
Chevalier fights utilizing various weapons including a pistol, a laser sword, and a small dagger. The trailer shows off several of his attacks, with each weapon serving a different purpose: his pistol gives him access to a ranged projectile, the sword longer-ranged slash attacks, and swift and rapid strikes with the dagger.
Victor also appears to have some form of teleportation as well, which looks similar to Raven’s. Raven also makes an appearance in this trailer, which may mean these two characters have some ties to each other.
Bandai Namco has revealed that Victor is voiced by actor Vincent Cassel. Cassel is known for his roles in movies such as Black Swan, Ocean’s Twelve, and a live action rendition of Beauty and the Beast.
“Victor is actually the first French fighter for the TEKKEN franchise,” Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada wrote on X. “I have had the idea of a French character in my mind for a long time and it finally came to fruition.
“Thanks to Vincent Cassel for inspiring me and for voicing him. And the stage is Paris itself, where I took my first Seine River cruise over 20 years ago,” Harada concluded.
You can check out the new Tekken 8 Victor Chevalier trailer below.
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Tekken 8 is set for release on January 26, 2024. It will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.