Tekken 7’s new character is Ip Man with dreadlocks

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Barnstorming punch ‘em up Tekken 7 is getting a brand new knuckle sandwich artist, builders Bandai Namco have introduced. He’s a calm-looking martial fightist who misplaced his household in a gang battle in New York and went lacking for 50 years, solely to reappear within the following videogame trailer at preventing game championship EVO 2019. It appears like he’s been hanging out in Hong Kong, as a result of he’s mainly Donnie Yen’s Ip Man however with shades and dreadlocks. Anyway, he’s again “for revenge”. Which is what all of us need, deep down inside, actually.

His title is Leroy Smith and he likes to hit these wood apply stand issues. Skip to 2:30 within the trailer under to see him knocking seven shades of Shaolin out of his fellow kung fu lads, Law, Feng and Lei.

Powerful stuff. Squint onerous sufficient and you may see he’s received a milky eye beneath these sun shades, which implies he’s not being a shades-wearing tryhard, he’s simply self-conscious.

As you possibly can see from the trailer’s splash pic, he’s not the one character incoming. Another fist-fighter, Zafina, can also be coming to the game, and Tekkenistas will recognise her from earlier games within the sequence. She’s a Middle Eastern astrologist who’s expert in “Ancient Assassination Arts”, in line with my devoted companion, the Tekken wiki. Which mainly means she creeps round on the bottom like a fucking spider. It’s terrible. Her ankles bend in unnatural instructions. She’s received an enormous hand that she will be able to’t at all times management, like Dr Strangelove however with a crystal ball. I wouldn’t wish to meet her in a ruined Mesopotamian temple, or anyplace. Spider witch.

This is all a part of the third season cross coming in September, which can give all present characters new strikes too. That’s good for buffoons like me who can’t take care of studying difficult stance-based punchers, like Zafina. Just give me a pleasant new headbutt for my candy Miguel, Bamco. I’ll be proud of that. There’s additionally another fine details like “expanded practice functionality” and UI tweaks.

We nonetheless don’t know the opposite two characters scheduled to reach with this season cross. They stay large pink questions marks. Of course, everyone knows the character who deserves it.