Tekken 7 director Katsuhiro Harada has revealed
that latest addition to the upcoming fighter with Shaheen, a Saudi Arabian soldier.
Sporting a stylish keffiyeh, cape and coat combo, Shaheen looks to be a less controversial character than the recently revealed breakdancing catgirl Lucky Chloe.
According to Twitter user Omar Abul
, today's Alayam Bahraini newspaper noted that Harada came up with Shaheen's design after asking players for feedback. Based on the reaction to Harada's Twitter announcement, there'd long been a cry for a middle-eastern character in the fighting game franchise.
Tekken 7 is coming to Japanese arcades in March with a western launch yet to be revealed.