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Shaheen from Saudi Arabia Revealed for Tekken 7

Dat falcon cloak, tho.
Tekken 7 director Katsuhiro Harada has unveiled what could be the final character design for the first Arab fighter in the series.

Not much is known about the character except that he is called Shaheen and is from Saudi Arabia.

Harada first introduced the character last year, where he gave an elementary sketch of the then unnamed Arab character. He also said that the studio had planned for an Arab character since 2008, but never came around to it in the fear of not understanding the Arab culture better.

"To be honest, we did have an idea of an Arab fighter since 2008, but since most of the development team members are Japanese and do not know much about the Middle Eastern culture or clothes, we were not able to fully design it back then. But in recent years I (Harada) have been visiting places such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and many of the development staff members have been learning about Middle Eastern culture and designs," Harada had said.

He also gave Middle Eastern fans the opportunity to have their say in the final character design saying, "If the TEKKEN fan community, especially those in the Middle Eastern area, end up liking this character, I would like to feature this character in the game. On the other hand, if this character is not received well by the Middle Eastern TEKKEN fan community members, there is a possibility that the character will be considerably changed or letting go of the idea of featuring this character in the game."

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