In prep for TGS, Famitsu reveals background story for all new Tekken 7 characters
Japanese gaming news site Famitsu.com has been publishing exclusive Tekken 7 news leading up to Tokyo Game Show in a few weeks, and they’ve recently published another newsworthy piece that involves the newest characters. As we know, Tekken 7 introduces several new characters to the roster – Lucky Chloe, Claudio, Gigas, Josie Rizal, Katarina Alves and Kazumi Mishima – but not much is known about them. They’ve provided background details such as fighting style, nationality and biography.
Note: Translation of this news story has been performed by Avoiding the Puddle, though we found Lucky Chloe’s story to read much differently according to several translations. Other than that, the remaining are courtesy of their site.
Fighting Style: Freestyle Dance
Biography: When she was a child her parents entered her into a major Japanese showcase hoping that she would become a star. Ever since that experience she was determined to be a huge super star. Born with a gift, she was a natural talent, so when she set out to start her career she chose to go by the name Lucky Chloe.
With her signature ‘cutesy’ costumes and next-level dance moves, Chloe become an overnight sensation when one of her performance videos went viral all across the internet. She became a global icon (though, she was not well-liked in North America).
G Corporation signed Lucky Chloe to an exclusive contract, and they made her face and “brand powerhouse” of the company. Though signed to G Corp and caught in the middle of their ongoing feud with the Mishima Zaiabastu, Lucky Chloe’s own popularity and fame grows daily, as she only wants to spread smiles around the world.
Fighting Style: Sirius-style Exorcist Magic
Biogrpahy: The Archers of Sirius are a group of exorcists who have been banishing supernatural entities from this world since ancient times. A highly secretive organization, its existence is unknown to the public. Although it is not known how their existence was revealed, the Archers of Sirius were suddenly approached by the Mishima Zaibatsu. They were heavy-handedly requested by the Mishima Zaibatsu to join their conglomerate, but naturally refused. This did not stop the persistent pressure from Mishima Zaibatsu, however.
Eventually, the news of this approach from the Mishima Zaibatsu reached the de facto leader of the Archers of Sirius, Claudio Serafino. Determined to uncover the motives behind the Mishima Zaibatsu’s actions, Claudio begins to investigate the powerful conglomerate.
Fighting Style: Destructive Impulse
Nationality: DATA UNKNOWN
Biography: A fierce arms race between the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation has lead the G Corporation to design a new military model to use in the war.
With one development team being lead by Jane who is behind the JACK series of military units and another in G Corporation that recently had a new biotechnological weapon development breakthrough. This breakthrough has lead to the creation of Gigas by enhancing the genes of strong fighters that turns them into fierce monsters.
Determined to test out it’s new fighting capabilities and armed with a dislike to Heihachi Mishima, Gigas enters the King of Iron Fist tournament.
Fighting Style: Escrima & Kick-Boxing
Biography: Having been a big cry baby since she was very young, her parents who were big fans of Martial Arts insisted that she train martial arts. Despite her reluctance at first, she later became accustomed to training kick-boxing to live up to her parent’s expectations although it hasn’t cured her from being a cry baby.
Making a living by being a kick-boxer and a model, she was on track to helping the household until a large typhoon in the country ravaged her home and creating wide spread damage.
To offer aid relief to the ravaged country, the Tekken Forces from Mishima Zaibatsu came to help out those affected and Josie was inspired to become a Tekken Force member. After that, she set out to join the Tekken Forces by taking their employment examination.
Fighting Style: Savate
Biography: Orphaned at a young age after losing both her parents, a man later adopted her. Although the relationship was distant at first with her having bad things to say about the foster parent, day by day went and they slowly became like father and daughter.
One day, he mysteriously went missing and Katarina was slowly facing tough times with no money to go out looking for him. Having recently seen a flyer for the King of Iron Fist tournament, she set out to enter the tournament confident in her Savate skills she trained as self defense to get the money to go out and find him.
Fighting Style: Hachijou Style Karate (Hachijou refers to her older name before she got married to Heihachi Mishima)
Biography: Wife of Heihachi Mishima and practitioner of Hachijou style Karate. Having been childhood friends with Heihachi Mishima, they later fell in love. After they were married, they had a baby and named him Kazuya and from there, thought they could live in peace as a family for a long time after.
Years later, Heihachi founded and formed the large-scale conglomerate Mishima Zaibatsu with intentions of conquering the world. Kazumi’s feelings for Heihachi from that of love turned that to one of grave danger.
With Heihachi waging war with most of the world, Kazumi set out to stop him with the victims of the Mishima Zaibatsu in mind.
Fighting Style: Military style
Country: Saudi Arabia
Biography: Bodyguard for a Private Military Company, Shaheen is tasked in protecting key figures in the world. It is said that under his guard, no one has come to be attacked.
A friend to Shaheen that is a top figure in the oil industry was however mysteriously found dead. Although it was published as an accidental death, Shaheen always had his doubts. The G Corporation later acquired the private Military Company and everyone that Shaheen was previously familiar with ended up resigning after the acquisition.
Having figured that all of this was all too much of a coincidence, Shaheen set out to investigate and find out the truth of what is really going on.
Fighting Style: Ninjutsu
Biography: Attached to the United Nations’ secret intelligence service, she is a code named: Master Raven. She is a high ranked official with plenty of sub-ordinates tasked in various dangerous missions.
With Heihachi Mishima reclaiming the Mishima Zaibatsu and waging war on G Corporation, the activities of this secret service have been increased to monitor and report what is happening in the world. Loyal to her duty, she will go to the ends of the earth for her role.