New Tekken 7 Characters Confirmed; See Them in Action Here

A returning character and a newcomer have been announced as fighters in the upcoming Tekken 7.

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Tekken 7 director Katsuhiro Harada announced two new characters for the upcoming fighting game at Evo 2016. The newly revealed fighters are Tekken 6's Bob and a new character called Master Raven.

The Freestyle Karate user Bob is back, and this time he's let the suspenders loose. Instead of his nice shirt and pants, he's opted for a ripped Hawaiian shirt and jeans. However, he continues to be a well rounded fighter that utilizes strength, speed, and a wide range of attacks. You can watch Bob in action here or in the video at the top of this article.

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Master Raven, on the other hand, is a new character that seems to take inspiration from Tekken 5 character Raven, though it's not yet clear if the two are related or connected in some way. The similarities are apparent, however, as Master Raven is also a ninja. You can see what she's like in a fight here or in the video at the bottom of this article.

Tekken 7 releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2017.

Some of the other characters already announced include Heihachi, Kazuma, King, Paul Phoenix, Nina Williams, Asuka Kazama, and many more. At E3 2016, we saw Heihachi face off against Street Fighter's Akuma, who plays a part in Tekken 7's story mode. You can check out how their clash played out in this gameplay trailer.

In April, GameSpot got the opportunity to speak to Harada and Tekken 7 designer Michael Murray about punishing rage quitters, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono, and whether Tekken would make for a good dating sim. You can read that interview here.

On top of that, we got another opportunity with Harada in July, who shared his thoughts on Street Fighter 5's input lag controversy.

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