Tekken 8: All Secret endings and how to get them

Carver Fisher
Tekken 8 Secret endings explained

Tekken 8’s fairly straightforward story mode has a few tricks up its sleeves, with secrets you may miss if you don’t know where to look and what to do. Here’s how to get the secret endings in Tekken 8.

Tekken 8‘s story mode isn’t particularly long, and it leaves a lot of questions unanswered. It was one of the main criticisms in our review of the game, although it’s otherwise pretty much everything a fighting game fan could want. Make no mistake: Tekken 8 is very good.

That said, there are a few secrets within the game that provide some additional context and set up for Tekken 9’s story. Though the game’s new characters weren’t fleshed out too much, they’re sure to have more plot significance in the next title.

If you’ve already beaten the game, there may be more to discover than you’d think. Here are Tekken 8’s secret endings and how to get them. Warning: Spoilers ahead!

The “Despair” Ending in Tekken 8 – Kazuya wins

Though you still have to win all the fights in the Chapter 15 showdown to get the “bad” ending, there are a few specific things you have to purposely fail to see it.

In the normal Tekken 8 route, succeeding at Jin’s QTEs and taking down Kazuya will reward you with an ending where Jin wins the day, the Devil Gene is dead, and Kazuya gets recovered by Jun. However, there’s another ending to be found.

Purposely missing the QTE’s to return punches on Kazuya in their final showdown will put you at a significant disadvantage, but the fight will still go on. If you ultimately win that fight, you’ll get a different outcome from their final clash where Jin loses.

From there, you’ll get all-too-familiar scene where Jin gets dropped off a cliff. Like father, like son.

It’s pretty safe to assume this is the non-canon ending, considering how much you have to go out of your way to get it – but it’s interesting that it exists, nonetheless.

Secret Reina ending in Tekken 8 – Post-credits scene

Tekken 8’s second hidden ending is quite easy to find as all you have to do is watch the credits after Jin and Kazuya’s epic battle (despite the outcome).

Those willing to wait for a few minutes will be rewarded with a post-credits scene many players will likely miss.

It’s worth mentioning that this post-credits scene plays in both the good and bad endings, giving Reina a presence in both storylines.

The ending begins with Reina stomping on the Bandai Namco logo before revealing that she’s the last holder of the Devil Gene that we know of, with Jin and Kazuya having both “lost” their Devil Gene powers in their clash.

We only get a brief glimpse of Reina’s Devil Gene form before the game ends, leaving us on a cliffhanger.

Fortunately, there’s more to look forward to in Tekken 8, with various DLC characters being added. Howver, they won’t give us an update on the actual story for a long time to come… unless the devs opt to add story DLC, an unprecedented move for the Tekken franchise.

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Carver is an editor for Dexerto based in Chicago. He finished his screenwriting degree in 2021 and has since dedicated his time to covering League of Legends esports and all other things gaming. He leads League esports coverage for Dexerto, but has a passion for the FGC and other esports. Contact Carver at carver.fisher@dexerto.com