WATCH: Filipina character ‘Josie Rizal’ debuts in new Tekken 7

Pinoy Tekken 7 players are in for a treat as they will have a chance to use a Filipina character in the said game. The Female character fighter is named “Josie Rizal,” a play on the name of the philippines national hero. She is a kick boxer who is also adept with the Eskrima technique.
In the trailer released on Sunday, Josie is seen wearing a gold dress and a blue skirt with gladiator sandals. She is also accessorized with gold earrings, bracelets and a red headband. She also spoke in English.

"Josie Rizal," the first Pinay character in the Tekken series, specializes in Filipino martial art eskrima and kickboxing, Bandai Namco Games' Katsuhiro Harada tweeted. As of this post, Josie is a trending topic on Twitter in the Philippines and worldwide. Based on the video, however, this Rizal doesn't seem to speak Filipino. Josie’s character design was made by Mari Shimazaki, who is known for coming up with the character design for Tekken 7’s Kazumi Mishima.

Mad Catz’s Mark “Markman” Julio was also consulted for the character design of Josie. Tekken project head Katsuhiro Harada said that Julio, who has Filipino blood, told him about Filipino culture and “offered advice that shaped many of the character’s traits, including her name,” the report said. Josie was launched along with two other Tekken 7 characters: Jin Kasama and Devil Jin. - Kazuki (

Tags : Tekken 7, Josie Rizal, Markman, Tekken, New Characters, Filipina Character
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