The latest new character to be announced for the most anticipated fighting game of 2015, Tekken 7, is a breakdancing catgirl called Lucky Chloe. She has been added to the list with: Katerina, Kazumi and Claludio. Find out more about them here.
During the Tekken 20th anniversary celebrations in Japan, Tekken chief Katsuhiro Harada revealed another new character to the roaster called Lucky Chloe. A brand new cute female character for the series wearing cat ears and paws - here she is in action.
Strangely after the announcement of Lucky Chloe, the fan base has been vocal on how much they dislike her character design on Japanese idol. In defense other fans highlight the fact the Tekken series has a tradition of included outlandish characters, many of which are designed to appeal to a Japanese audience and why not include Lucky to that list.
Tekken 7, built on Epic's Unreal Engine 4, is due out in Japanese arcades in February 2015, with no western date released as of yet but expected on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Twitter comments to Harada include
“Did Harada have a seizure or something”
“what is this piece of shit supposed to be”
“Hopefully they will do reverse DLC and add an option to REMOVE characters from the game”
Katsuhiro Harada responded by saying "I'm always serious. If you don't need = I don't release them. If you need = I'll release. That's all." Alongside Bandai namco, Harada has wanted to expand the diversity of audience with his characters making it more universal, this also includes new character with attire from the Middle East which has yet to be named or given more info on.
What are people's opinions on Lucky Chloe? Is she a stereotype but aren't then Lillie or Marshal Law? Hopefully things will simmer down and people will not demonise the game on not taking a fancy to a new character. As a long time Tekken fan I am pleased to see more female characters and have seen a rise in young ladies taking interest just becuase of the conceptual art of Lucky Chloe. ~ Aisha Anime ~