Eddy Gordo Announced as Tekken 7’s New Playable Character; New Trailer and Screenshots Released

on March 2, 2017 11:04 AM

Today, Bandai Namco announced Eddy Goro as the latest playable character that will ship with Tekken 7 when it launches June 2, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The Brazilian capoeira fighter made his series debut in the arcade version of Tekken 3 in 1997 and his first console appearance in 1998 on the PlayStation port of the title. Eddy has since appeared in every game thereafter.

The following overview of Eddy is provided:

Brazilian Capoeira combines dance, acrobatics, and music to form a deadly martial art. When practiced by an expert practitioner such as Eddy Gordo, bodies will break, blood will be spilled, and battles will be won.

Eddy Gordo’s connection to the Mishima Zaibatsu began when he pleaded with Jin Kazama to help treat the serious illness afflicting his Capoeira master. In return for the treatment, Eddy would wield his deadly skills at Jin’s command. Unfortunately for Eddy, not even the technology of the Mishima Zaibatsu could save Eddy’s master and he soon swore to take vengeance against the Mishima Zaibatsu led by Kazuya Mishima.

A new character reveal trailer accompanies Eddy’s announcement, as well as a batch of new screenshots. You can check it all out below:

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