LOOK: New TEKKEN 7 character is a Filipina named Josie Rizal (+video)

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LOOK: New TEKKEN 7 character is a Filipina named Josie Rizal (+video)


To all game-lovin' brothers and sisters out there, TEKKEN 7 launched a new character in the person of a Filipina named Josie Rizal -- named from the country's national hero, Jose Rizal.

Josie Rizal was introduced as a Tekken character in Japan on February 18, and in the US on March 18.

On Sunday, Bandai Namco Games held a special event focused entirely on Josie Rizal, alongside two returning fighters, Jin Kazama and Devil Jin.

According to gaming website Shoryuken, these characters were first revealed last week when their models were discovered in the game’s data. Jin Kazama is already present as a hidden sub-boss.

The character Josie Rizal is of Filipino descent, created by Mark "MarkMan" Julio of gaming manufacturer Mad Catz. Mark Julio is reportedly of Filipino ancestry.


The character Josie Rizal

Josie is dressed in a gold blouse, blue skirt and a red headband, which are, obviously, the colors of the Philippine flag.

In Tekken 7, Josie uses the fighting styles of Eskrima, kick-boxing and Yawyan.

You can see Josie Rizal in action in the Tekken 7 video below:








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