Saudi Arabian fighter Shaheen will be joining Tekken 7
Saudi Arabian fighter Shaheen will be joining the Tekken 7 roster, according to a tweet from game director Katsuhiro Harada.
There’s little information to go on here, but Harada also notes that Shaheen’s design and name were “inspired by foreign student[s] from Arabic countries and [the] Saudi embassy.”
If you’re worried that negative reaction will keep Shaheen out of the West in the same way that the character Lucky Clove was driven away, don’t be; it turns out Harada was joking about that. Maybe. In response to Harada saying Lucky Chloe would be exclusive to the EU and Asia and that he would make a musclebound skinhead for US players, an angry Twitter user responded with some harsh Japanese stereotypes.
“Many spammers/haters attacking us (That was an extreme prejudice and tons of dirty words.” Of course I hate this happening), then I said just counter ‘sarcasm/joke.’”
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