Bandai Namco revealed at EVO 2019 the details of Tekken 7 season 3, coming in September 2019. The first to enter the arena is a returning character, the Middle-Eastern warrior, Zafina. The second character is, however, a brand-new fighter, the American martial artist Leroy Smith.
However, the biggest surprise has been a hint to Solid Snake joining Tekken 7‘s roster. But it was a joke.
Suddenly a brief video showing a Codec conversation between Solid Snake and Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada interrupted the event. During this clip, only Solid Snake spoke and said: “That was some good-ass Tekken.”
This video was shown only to the live audience and it hasn’t been included in the stream. Nonetheless, everybody present at the event immediately thought that Solid Snake would’ve come to Tekken 7 as a playable character, especially considering the recent trend of introducing other series’ characters into Bandai Namco fighting games. The Walking Dead‘s Negan in Tekken 7 or The Witcher‘s Geralt of Rivia arrived in Soul Calibur 6 are a few examples. However, this isn’t the case now, as the video with Solid Snake was a joke.
EVO’ s Clarification
Just to clear things up, the Snake cameo video that we showed during Tekken finals was our idea of a little joke. It was not intended to imply a character reveal, and was done on our own, without consulting Bandai Namco. Sorry for any confusion!
— EVO (@EVO) August 5, 2019
EVO‘s official twitter page revealed that it was “a little joke”.
In the end, fans may not be able to play Solid Snake in Tekken 7, but the game’s future still looks bright. Besides the two characters already announced Zafina and Leroy Smith, there is, in fact, more to come. Two additional fighters will join the roster by spring 2020, accompanied by new stages and other free updates.
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