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‘Tekken 7’ News: Bob Returns, New Character Announced

‘Tekken 7’ News: Bob Returns, New Character Announced
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‘Tekken 7’ News: Bob Returns, New Character Announced

The powerful big guy is back. During EVO 2016, Tekken 7 producer Katsuhiro Harada announced the return of Bob and the addition of a new character, Master Raven.

According to Bandai Namco’s press release, “Introduced in TEKKEN 6, Bob (full name: Robert Richards) is an American fighter that practices Freestyle Karate as his chosen fighting style.”

Bob first appeared in Tekken 6 before returning to follow-up titles such as Bloodline Retribution. The character also appeared in Tekken 3D Prime, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken, as pointed out by Polygon.

At first glance, Master Raven appears to be a new face for longtime players. It should be noted, though, that the Tekken series already has a character named Raven. Harada, in a tweet after the big reveal, explained that MASTER Raven is the “boss” of the original Raven. Any backstories the two might share is still unclear as of writing.

Tekken 7 is scheduled to release for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2017. Until then, Tekken fans can enjoy the reveal trailers posted below.

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