Rumors are rife that Bandai Namco Entertainment may be planning to include Hong Kong super cop Lei Wulong as part of the future downloadable content (DLC) for the highly anticipated fighting game “Tekken 7.”
According to reports, game producer Katsuhiro Harada hinted at the possibility of the aforementioned character becoming part of the playable roster. It can be recalled that Lei Wulong has been a regular mainstay in the series since his first appearance in “Tekken 2.” However, since there is an apparent low usage of the fighter, he may not be part of the main list when the title launches next year.
The roster so far includes Jin, Kazuya, Heihachi, Hwoarang, Steve Fox, Lars Alexandersson, Alisa, Asuka, Lili, King, Marshall Law, Paul Phoenix, Lee, Nina, Bryan Fury, Leo, Feng Wei, Yoshimitsu, Xiaoyu, Dragunov, Bob, and Devil Jin. Moreover, new faces will also be introduced such as Katarina Alves, Claudio Serafino, Josie Rizal, Lucky Chloe, Jack-7, Gigas, Shaheen, Master Raven, Akuma and Kazumi Mishima.
Meanwhile, GearNuke shares that Miguel Caballero Rojo is confirmed to return to the franchise. He made his debut in “Tekken 6” as his arc revolves around continuing a quest for revenge against Jin Kazama and Mishima Zaibatsu.
In a promotional trailer, Miguel can be seen beating people up. His backstory is described as, “After losing his sister in an airstrike ordered by the Mishima Zaibatsu, Miguel’s life has since been consumed with exacting revenge upon the Mishima clan. His heavy-handed fighting style and unrelenting drive for vengeance are powerful weapons when wielded by the right player.”
On a related note, Harada recently shut down speculations that the title will feature support for cross-platform play between PC and consoles. The feature’s absence is said to prevent any apparent cheating techniques by some players to win against opponents.
When it comes to the release, there are suggestions that it may roll out sometime in February 2017. However, since there is no official announcement yet, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.
“Tekken 7” is expected to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.