Who would’ve guessed that we’ll have a Filipino character in Tekken 7?
A staple in local arcades and gaming consoles, Tekken is one of our country’s most popular games. I guess it was only a matter of time before the game’s creators finally makes a character we can call our own. Enter Josie Rizal, Tekken’s first Filipino character.
According to a tweet by Bandai Namco Games’ Katsuhiro Harada, Josie Rizal is a fighter adept at kickboxing and Eskrima. In the YouTube trailer, the character’s moves and combos are showcased, giving us a glimpsed of what she can do.
Granted Josie doesn’t look Filipina (who does nowadays anyway), you’ll see her wearing a Philippine flag inspired costume complete with red ribbons on her head that look like bunny ears. The character also speaks English and cries like, um, a little girl at the end of her video.
No launch date has been set on when Josie will appear in Tekken 7, but I’m sure she’ll be a widely used once she’s out.