Three new characters have been announced for retro arcade fighter Tekken 7, introducing a female Filipino fighter, another generic brooding male character and his alternate devil form – with no particular reason specified as to why Jin required an entirely new character solely for an alternate transformation.

The announcement was unveiled during a special live-stream event at Bandai Namco Headquarters by none other than Tekken’s project lead Katsuhiro Harada:

Josie Rizal:


Devil Jin:

Jin will be playable on March 31st while his Devil form will arrive April 7th, Josie however has no planned release date at the moment – all three fighters were apparently meant to be shown later down the line but an earlier leak had forced the developers to change up their schedule.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 01/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I'm guessing another new character will soon be unveiled, A character named PAUL!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:02 02/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "retro arcade fighter"

    Bwahahaha this is why I come to Sankaku.

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    Comment by TNinja
    01:56 02/04/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure Jin has been a rather iconic character ever since the first game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jin wasn't in the first game. You're thinking of Kazuya. Jin's first game was Tekken 3 (which, to be fair, was almost 20 years ago now - wow time flies)

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    Comment by TNinja
    04:16 08/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Huh. When I think about it, I thought Jin and Devil Jin appeared since Tekken 2. Odd stuff. Memories ain't reliable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The Jin and Devil Jin we came to know is actually his equally evil twin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:20 01/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nice pun on the name "Josie Rizal".

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    A pun on one of the Philippines's National Heroes, Jose Rizal.

    Filipinos immediately started speculating that Josie is a descendant of Jose when they first heard her name.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 04/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow! How did the Japs know that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    look up "Jose Rizal"

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 03/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty sure Devil Jin doesn't work as a costume palette swap since Jin and his Devil form have totally different movesets.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:16 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was hoping Josie would have a more fobbish accent...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:46 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    i've watched Ichi the Killer movie done by Takashi Miike which is based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga years ago and the lead's so obsessed with Tekken.Still waiting for the character to appear in the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still waiting for my Lee Chaolan to appear on Tekken 7.

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    Comment by John Hayabusa
    20:14 01/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good to see a Filipina fighter in this game. Philippines here loves Tekken.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just wish they'd name her differently and changed her outfit. I can't help but chuckle every time I think of her name. Also, her outfit looks makes her look more like a Brazilian.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We need an alternate Jolibee costume for her and that would shut up every critic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 04/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, that could be her 2nd part time job. Now where can I find one around this part of the town.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Her name made me chukkle and facepal at the same time.

    Actually, Rizal is a very rare Surname for a Filipino/Filipina.

    Common surnames are Latin (Garcia, Lopez, Morales, Marquez, Diaz, Solis, Soto, Cruz, Velasquez and many more) and Chinese (Tan, Lim, Uy, Wong, etc).

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 01/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, fuck Paul. More like Marshall Law.

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:47 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wasn't Jin always a stale character of the series? I don't get it. Why he is a "new character" ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    New textures and meshes I guess...

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    Comment by Rokudaime
    05:47 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Umm...I don't get it, Jin has been around as a playable character in Tekken for a while, and his devil form has been playable for a couple of games as well. I have Tekken 5, and they are both playable there. So how is this a "new" character? I don't get it at all. Someone please explain?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He's an evil twin that's the husband of... FABIO! Yes! He's the *new* gay character since the very confusing eddy outfit! Screw leo and bishounen, we're going bears! Bears for you and YOU, everyone gets bears!!

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    Comment by Wierd Guy
    09:51 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jin was my favourite character in tekken 4 and 5 how is he new lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Jin and Devil Jin we came to know is actually his equally evil twin.

    Comment by Anonymous

    uh she needs to have super short legs, shorter, no ass and uglier to be filipino

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Dude. Yeah. Surely that's the reason people from all world fly over to the Philippines to date the country's "rejects" and why Filipino women mostly place high on world pageants. Also, FYI, the Philippines was a former colony. The majority have mixed ancestries which means that they'd look better than most orientals have dominant mongoloid features.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:47 03/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    hah, to the filipines? Filipines is like C list of girls in SE Asia. I'm sure I could take a full grown 5'3 Filipino man in a fight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 03/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, personally not a Filipino, that said, why don't you head over there, see how long you will last without being mugged? or head to the southern Islamic held area, and see how you you will last without being beheaded?

    Just by spouting that, pretty sure you have not sparred or fought much. There are even chicks that can manhandle you, and they are not even anime or manga chicks.

    Also ever heard of Manny Pac-Man? or Yuichiro Nagashima? Both seemed more sissy then you, and will whip your ass in 10 sec or less.

    This coming from someone who can break 2x4s, earned a belt or three, played rugby, used to do 100s push-ups/sit-ups non stop, and lifted small cars; all thanks to anime girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 03/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because despite the shit that happens there, it's still a fine place to be in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:38 03/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also, who care if Filipinos are "prettier" or "fugly", all of us are fails against almost all anime or manga girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 03/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, why am I even defending Filipinos, am still pissed off at Benigno the 3rd, after all the help with Benigno Jr. the 2nd.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't be jelly your race looks like another country's race.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    what the fuck do you know, try saying that to any Pinoy/Pinay's face, we'll fuck you up, fucking honky ass otaku!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:49 02/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    trolling or not, you do realize that just by being here means you are an otaku at some level~

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 03/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    What 20:49 said, being here means you are an otaku, period. Also there are more then a few hard ass otakus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 03/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously the character designer doesn't know shit about Philippines. Wow....lets make a new character with no significant relation to their ethnic and slap slutty Snow White outfit on her. Plus...Street Fighter's Sakura and Chun-li are face-palming about Josie's signature combo. This is what they came up with for a character from the Philippines? They could of dressed Josie in a Kimona or a barong. Maybe even carry a balisong knife "butterfly knife". Sadly, someone got paid for creating this character. Poor Philippines. Always misrepresented. Philippines are like Mexicans to Americans as Filipinos are like to Asians.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 03/04/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    And pretty sure 14:27 is not trolling, just a few pissed off Pinoys, and rightly so.

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