Harada Responds to Jin’s Exclusion Rumor From Tekken 7
Long time Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada has responded to a recent rumor of Jin Kazama’s exclusion from Tekken 7 and it has only brought up more questions.
Recently, a fake screenshot was being circulated around the web, which shows Harada claiming that Jin Kazama would not be added to the roster of Tekken 7 because he “died” in Tekken 6.
Usually in such scenarios, a developer either refuses to comment on rumors and speculations, or flat out debunks them. When fans started asking for a confirmation from the developer, he instead encouraged them to look for the answer themselves by searching the Internet.
At the end of Tekken 6, Jin Kazama risked his life to seal Azazel. Looking back at the ending now, he seems to be still alive, though barely. Harada has continuously stated that Tekken 7 is a true sequel in every way and hence will follow the events of the previous installments. Does this mean that Jin will be making a return in the new game?
Here’s a bunch of translated tweets shared between Harada and a user about the topic:
MUSOUsGAME: So we can take that to mean that Jin is still alive, right?
Harada: I’ve already explained earlier that none of this discussion (Azazel and the Devil Gene) has anything to do with whether or not Jin is dead or alive. I don’t understand how you could interpret what I said to mean that. It’s not a matter of what is being said here, but rather how you’re choosing to comprehend it. I didn’t actually talk about whether or not Jin is dead or alive.
MUSOUsGAME: So at the very least we should be able to take it as Jin Kazama is alive even in the current timeline, right?
Harada: Are my words even getting through to you?
MUSOUsGAME: Can we believe it to be so? We can, right?
Harada: Like I said, are my words getting through?
Certainly an…. interesting conversation.
via Event Hubs