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What Parents & Educators Need to Know About Tekken 8

This free information guide assesses the latest edition of the popular fighting game series Tekken, highlighting potential online safety risks to younger players. #WakeUpWednesday

£10 million in sales within 10 days. 50,000 simultaneous players. The fighting game Tekken 8 has enjoyed an astounding degree of success since its release in late January. Its impressive presentation and entertaining roster of characters has struck a chord, both with long-term fans and newcomers to the Tekken series – many of whom are children and young people. 

Tekken’s relative lack of gore distinguishes it from similar titles such as Mortal Kombat, making it seemingly more suitable for under-18s. Its inherent focus on violence, however, plus a highly competitive online play mode against (often older) strangers and some potentially problematic strands of the plot combine to earn it a PEGI 16 age rating. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide has the full story.

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