How Old is Jin in Tekken 8? Answered

Here's how old Jin is in Tekken 8.
Here's how old Jin is in Tekken 8. / Bandai Namco Studios

As fans reunite with their favorite characters in the Tekken franchise, they are wondering how old Jin is in Tekken 8.

Tekken 8, developed by Bandai Namco Studios, is already being heralded as the best game in the Tekken universe. Powered by Unreal Engine 5, Tekken 8 has better graphics and more character customizations than ever before. Plus, the game's overarching storyline is as captivating and satisfying as it has ever been, especially for long-time fans of the franchise. Unsurprisingly, the game is once again led by Jin Kazama, but he is a little older than the last time you saw him.

How Old is Jin in Tekken 8? Answered

Jin is 22 years old in Tekken 8. Despite the graphics and storyline changes from Tekken 7 to Tekken 8, the series protagonist only aged up one year. Jin maintains his youth in the latest title as he confronts his father, Kazuya Mishima, now age 50.

Fans will also be happy to know that unlike his anti-hero arc in Tekken 6, Jin is firmly back to his old self as he looks to atone for his past actions while corrupted by the Devil Gene.

Is Jun Kazama Alive in Tekken 8? Answered

Yes, Jun Kazama is alive in Tekken 8. Jin's mother did not die in Tekken 3, like he (and the audience) were led to believe. Instead, she was hiding out in the Kazama Sanctuary after a near-death encounter with Ogre.

In an exclusive interview with TheGamer, Tekken 8's director Katsuhiro Harada revealed, “We never really said that she was killed, but a lot of people thought she died." He continued, “One of the movies in Tekken 3 shows Ogre with someone’s head but it’s clearly not one particular character, it’s just designed to show him as a scary character. She’s just been absent for such a long time, but it was really exciting to bring her back, as she’s one of the fan favorites.”

Fans can unlock Jun's character episode in Tekken 8 by completing the game's story mode, which consists of 15 Chapters.