Tekken 8 – How to get the Hope Trophy (Good Ending) in ‘The Dark Awakens’ Story Mode

Tekken 8 features a new story mode entitled “The Dark Awakens,” and it showcases an epic battle between Jin and Kazuya that will determine the fate of the world.

Players looking forward to playing Tekken 8’s story mode will be glad to find out that the game has two different endings! Players will have to make a crucial decision at a pivotal point in the game that will result in either the good or bad ending.

Want to know how to get the Hope Trophy and the good ending of Tekken 8? Read on to find out!

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*Spoilers Ahead*

Tekken 8 – How to get the ‘Hope’ Trophy (Good Ending) in Story Mode

Here’s how to get the Hope Trophy (Good Ending) in Tekken 8 The Dark Awakens Story Mode:

First, play through Tekken 8’s story mode as you would normally. You can choose your difficulty settings and put it on the lowest setting for an easier time. You’ll want to advance to Chapter 15, entitled Strength and Conviction, which is the final chapter in story mode.

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In chapter 15, you’ll face off against Kazuya in a series of rounds that will test your endurance and skill. Kazuya will have multiple phases, and you’ll have to overcome each phase to finally finish him off.

During the match, you’ll encounter some sequences that will require you to press some buttons a la QTE to advance. The first QTE will require players to press and hold Triangle to revive Jin, and the next set of QTEs will require players to press X on three separate occasions.

After the first phase, Kazuya will land a series of blows that will knock out Jin. When prompted with the first QTE to revive Jin by holding Triangle, go on and hold the button to successfully revive Jin. Failing to do so will result in a Game Over screen.

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Kazuya gets more aggressive as the match ensues, so players will want to proceed carefully and place well-timed strikes and combos to get the better of Kazuya.

The battle reaches a climax where Jin and Kazuya face off against the backdrop of a headbanging track that’s impossible not to get hyped with. In this phase, Jin will be faced with three QTEs where players will have to simply press X during the allocated time limit to successfully pass the QTE.

These QTEs will not determine the outcome of the match but will only provide Jin with an advantage or a disadvantage heading into this final phase. Even if you fail all QTEs but proceed to win the match against Kazuya, you’ll still be awarded with the good ending. Play your cards right and give Kazuya the beatdown that he deserves!

You’ll know you did it right if, after winning the match, a cutscene proceeds to play where Jin and Kazuya exchange knockout blows.

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The result should see Jin stand strong, with Kazuya falling unconscious after the match. This rewards players with the good ending, where Jin and his allies celebrate a peaceful existence where Kazuya has been defeated.

Additionally, a “Good” credits scene will also play, showing Jin and his allies enjoying the fruits of their labors.

Players will be awarded the Hope Gold Trophy, which is described as “Finished Chapter 15 of The Dark Awakens with Jin Kazama victorious.”

Alternatively, there’s also a bad ending, where Kazuya triumphs over Jin in this decisive battle. Want to know how to get the Despair Gold Trophy and the Bad Ending? Check out our Tekken 8 – How to get the ‘Despair’ Trophy (Bad Ending) in Story Mode Guide!

Tekken 8 is now available on PS5, Xbox Series, and PC.

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