Hwoarang Joins TEKKEN 8 in New Gameplay Trailer

The Tekken 8 roster continues to develop, with Hwoarang, the fiery, boastful and impulsive Taekwondo grasp, making his return. He joins a lineup of characters that features Emilie ‘Lili’ De Rochefort, Paul Phoenix, Leroy Smith, and Asuka Kazama.

Hwoarang has all the time been portrayed as a personality who values his preventing prowess and is usually discovered boasting about his capabilities within the ring. Regardless of his rebellious nature and disdain for authority, he reveals deep respect for his grasp, Baek Doo San.

The driving drive behind Hwoarang’s journey within the collection has all the time been his rivalry with Jin Kazama. Initially sparked by a draw they fought to earlier than Tekken 3, this rivalry has developed into one thing past simply proving his superior preventing expertise. All through the collection, Hwoarang usually seems disinterested and dissatisfied in each day life, even after main victories. It’s the potential for one more difficult struggle with Jin that rekindles his spirit and pulls him away from his routine life.

Although sometimes seen as self-centered, Hwoarang has additionally proven emotional depth round these he genuinely cares about. This aspect of him is especially evident in his interactions along with his grasp, as seen in Baek’s Tekken Tag Event 2 ending cutscene.

As a personality, Hwoarang is acknowledged for his Taekwondo methods, specializing in speedy and versatile kicks that may simply overwhelm his opponents. His model is extra aligned with the self-defense-based methods of the Worldwide Taekwondo Federation than the extra well known World Taekwondo. Hwoarang’s movement seize is carried out by ITF seventh Dan Black Belt and light-weight champion, Hwang Su-Il.

Tekken 8 Hwoarang Blue Kick Image
Picture: Bandai Namco

Hwoarang’s aggressive taking part in model is highlighted by his strikes that allow him to hurry into opponents with a flurry of assaults. Nonetheless, whereas his kicks provide spectacular injury and vary, his pace is kind of common, and his strikes are prone to counters. His punches are greatest utilized as fast pokes or for sustaining air juggles, and must be employed with strategic planning as a result of their minimal uncooked injury.

Regardless of his flashy and agile moveset, Hwoarang stays one of many extra advanced characters within the Tekken collection. His a number of stance transitions and huge movelist make him a problem for newbies. Nonetheless, those that grasp his aggressive taking part in model and fixed strain techniques can flip Hwoarang right into a formidable adversary, regardless of his restricted defensive capabilities.

Though the discharge date has but to be introduced, the sport is about to launch on PlayStation 5, Home windows, and Xbox Sequence X and Sequence S platforms.

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