Here’s how Tekken community reacted to Eddy Gordo coming to Tekken 7
The latest character to be added to the generously sized Tekken 7 roster is the Capoeira Master Eddy Gordo. Eddy has been with us since 1997, making his debut in Tekken 3.
One of the best ways to describe Eddy when it comes to fan reception is Marmite – you either love him or you hate him. He’s definitely not to everybody’s taste, but there’s no doubting he’s a classic Tekken character nonetheless. Of course, not every player will have a strong opinion on him, but the majority of people do. And believe me when I say the community certainly didn’t hold back their feelings when he was announced last week!
Upon hearing the news, fans took to Twitter to express their joy, sorrow, anger, elation, and pretty much every emotion you can think of!
@TEKKEN yesssssssss thx eddy is backkk
— Natsu Dragneel (@AllenWallker3) March 2, 2017
In my opinion… EDDY SHOULD DIE IN THIS GAME!
— Testostxrone (@LandfireGames) March 3, 2017
@TekkenGamercom So happy Eddy is finally back! It wouldn't have been Tekken without him. I will be maining him!
— 鉄拳竜 SpiraNick (@IronFistSpira) March 2, 2017
@TEKKEN YES!! The only character I really took time to learn. I was a bit devastated when I didn't see him on the Arcade.
— SeanJM (@SeanJMacIsaac) March 2, 2017
— Cablazn (@C4BL4ZNonTwitch) March 3, 2017
I think a lot of people were thinking ‘o god’, when they heard Eddy was retuning…
With the lack of capos present on the roster, people were beginning to speculate that Lucky Chloe might be taking their place, and of course we know this isn’t the case now. However, with Eddy’s announcement, the whereabouts of Christie was definitely a burning question amongst fans.
@IceShimmerx I was hoping for Christie to come back but looks like we'll have to settle for Eddy lol
— HBD Mayuyu! (@smilelikesunny) March 3, 2017
@Harada_TEKKEN I NEED CHRISTIE IN TEKKEN 7 PLEASE RESPOND
— METRI (@officialmetri) March 5, 2017
If Christie ain't in TEKKEN 7 I'm gonna sue! AND SHE BETTER HAVE A GODDAMN STORYLINE!
— New Keyblade WhoDis? (@Tinytay19) March 2, 2017
Do you think we’ll see Christie return?
Of course with any character announcement comes the flurry of requests for other fan favorites. Anna seems to be one of the most requested characters at the moment.
I'm glad to see Eddy back in Tekken 7 . He's looking great this time! Still.. cannot wait to see my beloved Anna! #annafortekken7
— Sam Miller (@Monsieur_Triste) March 2, 2017
@TEKKEN I knew you guys would bring him back ! Love the new stage and soundtrack! Now can we get Christie too? Anna?
— Ayodeji Ayankogbe (@AyodejiLorenzo) March 5, 2017
What are your thoughts on Eddy’s Tekken 7 reveal? Are you excited about his return, or did you see the news and also think ‘o god’? Either way, it’s great to see another classic character returning for Tekken 7.
I’m saying this even though I was knocked out of tournament semi-finals by an Eddy player last year. Why am I admitting this?
Anyway… Eddy has been with us since the 90s, and a Tekken game without him would feel somewhat strange. Welcome back Capo King!