UK Rap artists D Double E and FUMEZ The Engineer collaborate for Tekken 8
31 January 2024
Tekken 8 has been a monster hit for fans, and the fighting community in gaming, and we've got some more awesome news. Legendary UK artist D Double E and pioneering producer Fumez The Engineer have teamed up for TEKKEN 8 (The Anthem), a new rap single celebrating the illustrious fighting game franchise TEKKEN 8.
TEKKEN 8 (The Anthem) is moody and melancholic from the get-go. Fumez constructs fluttering arpeggios that contrast with punchy bass throbs, whilst D Double E spits bars with lyrics centred around TEKKEN’s iconic character roster: “Not your landlord but I will evict you, your whole family gonna miss you, if I come swinging the sword like Yoshimitsu!” It’s a blend between two of the UK’s most iconic artists in their respective fields.
Celebrating 30 years this year, TEKKEN is a fighting game franchise that first launched on the original PlayStation and now spans mediums with film and print adaptations. The series follows the events of the King of Iron Fist Tournament, hosted by the Mishima Zaibatsu.
TEKKEN 8 is the highly anticipated new entry and continues the tragic saga of the Mishima bloodline and its world-shaking father-and-son grudge matches. After defeating his father, Heihachi Mishima, in TEKKEN 7, Kazuya continues his conquest for global domination, using the forces of G Corporation to wage war on the world. Jin Kazama is forced to face his fate head-on as he is reunited with his long-lost mother and aims to stop his father Kazuya’s reign of terror.
TEKKEN 8 launched on 26th January 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, and uses the power of this generation of consoles to offer a visually stunning experience along and spectacular battles. You can check out the music video below!