Legendary Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada is soliciting fan feedback on one of Tekken 7’s original characters, an Arab fighter.
Harada posted the update on the game’s Facebook page asking fans for feedback on a character design the team is working on for an Arab fighter. Here’s the image he posted:
Harada made it clear that the inclusion of the character has not been decided yet and that the team is after feedback from the community, especially those in the Middle East, before it considers adding it to the roster.
“To be honest, we did have an idea of an Arab fighter since 2008, but since most of the development team members are Japanese and do not know much about the Middle Eastern culture or clothes, we were not able to fully design it back then,” he said. “But in recent years I (Harada) have been visiting places such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and many of the development staff members have been learning about Middle Eastern culture and designs.
“If the Tekken fan community, especially those in the Middle Eastern area, end up liking this character, I would like to feature this character in the game. On the other hand, if this character is not received well by the Middle Eastern Tekken fan community members, there is a possibility that the character will be considerably changed or letting go of the idea of featuring this character in the game.