Tekken 7 welcomes first Filipina character – Josie Rizal!

Fulfilling a promise to add a character based from the Philippines to the long-running fighting game series, Tekken Producer and Director Katsuhiro Harada has unveiled the newest fighter coming to Tekken 7... And it's a Filipina fighter and Eskrima/ Kickboxer martial artist named Josie Rizal!

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True to a promise he made sometime back when considering new characters for the series, Tekken¬†seriesProducer and Director Katsuhiro Harada took to his official Twitter page this Palm Sunday to unveil the newest addition to the long-running Tekken franchise… And that is in Filipina female fighter Josie Rizal, who will make her debut in Tekken 7!



With character data leaked the past week revealing her inclusion to the game as well as returning characters Jin Kazama and Devil Jin, Josie is the latest warrior to be introduced to the popular 3D fighting game series by Bandai Namco, and her design and name speak VOLUMES of her Philippine heritage. Obviously named after Filipino national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, Josie uses Eskrima/ Kickboxing as her martial arts style, and her costume is patterned after the flag of the Philippines to boot, with the yellow, red, and blue colors being a dead giveaway.

Here’s the debut trailer from the official Tekken Channel for Josie Rizal!

Tekken 7 had its wide arcade release last March 18 in Japan, and Josie will be added to the roster in updates soon!