“The Ada Wong of Tekken 8”: Fans Excited as the Popular “Ruthless Assassin” of the Tekken Franchise Makes Her Way Back in the Eighth Edition

Published 02/06/2023, 9:10 AM EST

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Fighting games need a level of uniqueness and style to always stay on top, especially as the genre always has many prominent contenders. But, one gaming franchise that always held a top position in the genre is Tekken. It brings narrative and unique fighting techniques under one roof to give players that dynamic experience they crave.

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Now, Tekken 8 will soon be gracing the consoles of eager gamers, and to add to that excitement, a fan-favorite character is making her way back into the game.

Tekken 8: Nina Williams is back!

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One of the most iconic characters in the Tekken franchise is none other than the charming, brutal assassin, Nina Williams. The ruthless and cold-eyed assassin is on her way to wreak havoc on her opponents in Tekken 8. A recent PlayStation trailer confirmed her arrival, adding hype to Tekken 8.

The character also had her own action-adventure game back in 2005 called Death by Degrees, which was released on PlayStation 2.

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Nina Williams is a character that has been present in the franchise since its beginning. Subjected to numerous experiments from childhood and forced to go through cryosleep, and getting mind controlled later by Ogre! Nina has become the darkest version of herself. The most interesting part about her is that her biggest rival is Anna, her own sister.

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Though people got to see the character breaking the shell when she was hesitant to shoot Steve Fox who was created from her while she was in cryosleep. The character in the trailer was donning her dual pistols coupled with her insane martial arts skill.

Fans are excited to finally see their favorite assassin back in the franchise

The announcement of Nina coming back for yet another installment of the game surely has excited the fans. Especially as the brutal assassin was an integral part of the Tekken narrative for a long time.

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People were showering love on Nina Williams, as she is the favorite character of many. People were asking the makers to give the narrative angle a long run compared to the Tekken 7. Because it comparatively had a lesser narrative angle when put on the same scale as the action sequences.

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The arrival of Nina Williams sure has created waves of excitement for Tekken fans. And moreover, hype the release of the game. The game is aimed for release on various platforms like Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. Though no official date has yet been revealed, it is likely that the game will release in late 2023 or early 2024.

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Aravind Menon

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Aravind Menon is an eSports content writer at EssentiallySports. With a graduate degree in English Honours and post graduate degree in Literary and Cultural Studies, writing has always been a passion for Aravind. He has a keen interest in sports and occasionally enjoys watching sporting events.
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Jito Tenson

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