Katsuhiro Harada revealed a new character for Tekken 7 Lucky Chloe a couple of days ago, and since then she has been discussed all over the web, with some appreciating and some criticizing her.
After Harada got wind that the new character is not sitting well with some of the users at NeoGAF, and some of the fans who were tweeting to him directly, he did not take it well. In a series of tweets revealed that if you (North America) don’t want this character then don’t worry it will be made exclusive to East Asia and Europe.
By the way, are you Western only bulletin board? Hello small world. I’ll make a muscular and skinhead character for you.
Calm down and don’t worry. That character are East Asia and Europe ‘exclusive’. And I’ll say again. We’ve more new characters in TK7. She is JUST one of them.
At first he seemed like joking but he clarified that he is very serious about it, and if North American fans don’t want Lucky Chloe then he will not release it there, instead he will give them a ‘well-muscled, skin-head, very powerful attack’ character.
I'm always serious. If you don't need = I don't release them. If you need = I'll release. That's all. RT @jdevilb I hope you are not serious
— Katsuhiro Harada (@Harada_TEKKEN) December 8, 2014
Well, this is internet and people will say all sorts of stuff about everything whether they have any information about it or not, so making decision based on some reactions from NeoGAF users is certainly not a good move.
The criticism on Lucky Chloe is also quite illogical because she is going to appear in a franchise that has already featured a dinosaur, a kangaroo, a panda and all types of crazy and fun characters.
Hopefully, Harada will change his mind about this in the coming days.
Tekken 7 does not have a console release date yet, but it is set to arrive in Japanese arcades in the first quarter of 2015.