Bandai Namco has recently announced the return of Lili in Tekken 8. Lili, whose full name is Emilie De Rochefort, is a teenager from Monaco who has a passion for Lolita fashion and a graceful fighting style that resembles dancing. Lili is accompanied by her pet cat Salt, which complements the return of Leroy’s pet dog, Sugar.
Jasmin Darnell’s Contribution
Katsuhiro Harada, the series director, has acknowledged the work of Jasmin Darnell, a New Zealand-based artist who designed Lili’s new outfit. Harada has said that he met Darnell in 2017 and later ordered Lili’s costume design from her. Harada considers himself lucky to have ordered a design from Darnell before she became famous. Darnell specializes in historical and fairy tale-like fashion, with many of her looks featuring a lot of fantastical and feminine touches that seem inspired by 19th Century illustrations. Her work is a perfect match for Lili.
Preview of Tekken 8
Tekken 8 is a rebuilt version of the game from the ground up, offering a faster and more explosive experience. In our hands-on preview of Tekken 8, we found that it felt familiar, yet the game’s presentation looked sharper and fresher. It felt like the huge generational leap forward that this series deserves, and it was a lot of fun to watch in motion.
Tekken 8’s release date has not been announced yet, but it will be available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. Fans of the game will be excited to see the return of Lili, and with Jasmin Darnell’s new outfit design, it will be interesting to see how Lili’s fighting style has evolved. With the game’s faster and more explosive gameplay, it is sure to be a hit with fans of the franchise.