Who is Reina in Tekken 8? How to Unlock Her

Learn about the mysterious new character in Tekken 8.

By GamesRecon

Tekken 8 is the latest installment of the popular fighting game series, and it introduces some new characters to the roster. One of them is Reina – she’s an enigmatic girl who’s got a pretty unique fighting style. Her moves are a blend of Taido and Mishima-style karate, and it’s great to see them in action. But you might be wondering who exactly Reina is in Tekken 8 and how you can add her to your roster. Let’s talk about that and get all your questions answered.

Tekken 8 Reina’s Background

Tekken 8 Reina New Character

Reina in Tekken 8 a student at Mishima Polytechnical School, but beyond that, there’s a whole lot of mystery surrounding her. What’s really interesting is her fascination with Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima, the big names in the Tekken series. She calls them “Jin-senpai” and “Kazuya-san,” but these guys don’t have a clue who she is or why she’s so interested in them.

After you finish the main story mode in Tekken 8, you unlock a special episode that spills all the beans about Reina. She is actually Heihachi Mishima’s secret illegitimate daughter, Heihachi, the main character who owned the King of Iron Fist Tournament and is Jin and Kazuya’s grandfather. It turns out, Heihachi had a few secret kids here and there in the Tekken world, and Reina is one of them. She’s got his fighting skills and his ambition. As Heihachi was killed by Kazuya in Tekken 7 and we can’t see him anymore, Reina steps up in this scenario carrying his unique fighting style, aiming to continue what her dad started.

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Tekken 8 Reina Moves and Fighting Style

Tekken 8 Reina Combat Moves

She mixes Taido with Mishima-style karate. If you’re not familiar, Taido has awesome movement techniques like ducking, rolling, and spinning. Reina uses these moves to dodge attacks and then comes back with these quick, intense combos like dancing around her opponents before striking. She also has an amazing special move called Sentai where she closes in on her enemy in a flash and then delivers a storm of punches and kicks.

But that’s not all, Reina’s got some classic Mishima-style moves too, like the Electric Wind God Fist, the Demon Uppercut, the Headbutt, and the Hell Sweep. These moves are very powerful and quick, perfect for launching or juggling her opponents. Reina’s Rage Art is also a tribute to Heihachi, she goes for the killer blow, a huge shadow with Heihachi’s traditional hairstyle looms over her. It’s like he’s there in spirit, powering her punch.

How to Unlock Reina in Tekken 8

Here's How to Unlock Reina in Tekken 8

So, you’re curious about how to get Reina on your Tekken 8 roster? Well, she’s kind of like a special bonus that you need to earn. Reina isn’t available to play right off the bat. To unlock her, you’ve got to play through the main story mode, The Dark Awakens. This mode includes the epic showdown between Jin and Kazuya. They’re trying to put an end to the whole Devil Gene curse that’s been messing with their family for ages. Along the way, Jin and Kazuya bump into a lot of different characters, and she’s among them. Reina appears in many stages, challenging them in her unique way.

Once you wrap up this story mode, you will unlock a special character episode for Reina. It’s in this episode that you’ll find out who she is and what she’s after. And the best part? After you complete her episode, Reina becomes a playable character. You can pick her in other game modes like Arcade, Versus, Online, and Practice. Furthermore, you will also be able to dress up with her, customizing her looks and outfits. And you’ll also get a sneak peek into her personality and the things she says.