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.
She is the BOSS (higher officer) of Raven.
RT@nazjohnson33 is Master Raven Ravens daughter or student? pic.twitter.com/vwK3lsXFJn
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) July 18, 2016
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.