After 20 years of Tekken the makers have totally ignored the most populous nations and created characters only from a small part of the world. Are certain people not welcome to the party? Are some ethnicities being censored on purpose?
Amazingly Namco Games has published a MARTIAL ARTS game that has NO CHARACTERS from several countries that are globally recognised if not famous for their martial arts.
Not 1 character from Thailand. Not 1 character from Indonesia or Malaysia. Not 1 character from the Philippines. Tekken has not featured a single South-East Asian character, not ever....
I just had to speak out. No offense meant but it's hard to stay silent while the crowd cheers for Pokkén.
It seems Namco is more likely to add new animals or digimon to Tekken than Thais, Filipinos, Indians or Indonesians. Yes, according to the makers of Tekken all Asia and it's martial heritage is represented only by Japan, China and Korea. The rest of you don't exist in the Tekken universe. (for 20 years)
I'm urging Tekken fans to urge Namco and Katsuhiro Harada to make Tekken more ethnically diverse.
You can read my full post here on my blog. It's a loooong text, so i only posted the opening.
Want to take action? #HelpHarada