Tekken 8 Drops Insanely Goofy Alisa Character Trailer Just 2 Weeks Ahead of Launch

The deadly, but cute, killing machine is making her grand return.


  • Tekken 8 is shaping up to be a fighting game masterpiece.
  • Alisa Bosconovich is back and deadlier than ever.
  • She has a special intro sequence with Jack 8.
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With the new year upon us and January off to a great start with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, its only up from here with Tekken 8 coming out in just 2 weeks. As marketing ramps up with awesome promos, like ‘The Story So Far‘ narrated by Brian Cox and the Panda character trailer releasing just 2 days ago, it’s safe to say that the game is planning to be massive on release.


And now we’ve got a brand-new character promo for a character that was introduced in Tekken 6 and has been in every subsequent entry so far, Alisa Bosconovich. The golden age of fighting games is upon us, and the newest entry in the Tekken franchise may just take the lead when it comes to the best modern fighting game of this generation.

Tekken 8 Brings Back Alisa for Explosive Character Trailer

Tekken 8 brings back a beloved character for her fourth subsequent appearance in the series.
Tekken 8 brings back a beloved character for her fourth subsequent appearance in the series.

The cute chainsaw-wielding death machine is making her return with a brand new, exceptional design and even goofier-looking moves and interactions. Alisa has always been portrayed as a polite individual, as is evident by her intro poses, but she also means to get business done, as is also evident by her intro poses.


Hi, I’m Alisa. Now you must die.

Throughout the trailer, we see many never-before-seen moves, including new rocket punches and even wackier chainsaw mayhem. Speaking of her chainsaws, they look much rounder and more anime this time around, as compared to her previous iterations, such as in Tekken 6 and 7, where they looked more run-of-the-mill.

It also seems like she is benefiting a lot from the added emphasis on aggression, as her attacks are much quicker and much more poking-oriented, leaving little to no room for the opponent to react.

Characters from all across the roster are teaming up with Jin Kazama in the story mode.
Characters from all across the roster are teaming up with Jin Kazama in the story mode.

We also get to see a fun interaction with Jack-8. Alisa accidentally drops her head while bowing and asks the giant robot for it back before he throws and attaches it back with perfect aim. Things like this make Tekken stand out from the rest in the fighting game scene. This franchise can go from incredibly serious to laughably goofy in a blink of an eye, but that’s what players have come to love.


Her Rage Art extends this notion, as she launches her opponent up in the air with her chainsaws before detaching her head and kicking it like a football right into the opponent’s stomach. It’s quite charming and funnier than her much more serious Tekken 7 Rage Art.

For those invested in the story, Alisa is a robot designed by Dr. Bosconovich. She was taken under the Mishima Zaibatsu wing by Jin Kazama, the leader of the organization at the time. Her and Lars Alexanderson ended up developing quite a bond, and both have now teamed up with Jin to face off against Kazuya Mishima, who is trying his hand at world dominance.

For those who are eager to play the full game, there are still two weeks left before its eventual release. But you can try out the free demo right now, available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.


It’s a good time to be a Tekken fan and just a fan of fighting games in general. The newest entry in the long-standing franchise releases on the aforementioned platforms on January 26 worldwide.

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