Tekken 7 roster to include mysterious Master Raven and, er, Bob

Tekken 7

Fighting game character monikers tend to run the gamut from melodramatic titles to chummily familiar first names. In that spirit, we have two characters newly announced for Tekken 7: the enigmatic Master Raven and good old Bob.

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You might remember Bob from Tekken 6, or one of the series’ assorted spin-offs: Bloodline Retribution, Tekken 3D Prime, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 or Street Fighter X Tekken. He’s a US martial arts prodigy who, most notably, deliberately fattened himself up in order to compete with the power of larger opponents.

Little is known about Master Raven. She shares a name with African ninja Raven, an older Tekken character currently unconfirmed for the new game. Producer Katsuhiro Harada has revealed that Master Raven will be Raven’s superior.

Harada announced the pair at Evo 2016 this weekend, where the key news was the crowning of the first Street Fighter V world champion.

Tekken 7 is due out on PC in 2017. Yes: Tekken is a PC game now. Are you a particular fan of the venerable fighting series?