Tekken 8 Director Says Tifa Is Attractive; Has Yet to Decide On Guest Characters

Tifa Lockhart has caught Harada-san's eye.

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  • Tekken 8 Director Katsuhiro Harada has responded to a tweet, admitting that Tifa Lockhart is attractive.
  • Harada also revealed that they have yet to decide anything about guest characters for Tekken 8.
  • Tekken 7, the prequel, introduced many iconic guest characters, and Tekken 8 will likely do the same in the future.

Tekken 8 Director Katsuhiro Harada responded to a tweet asking to add “Tifa Lockhart” from Final Fantasy 7 to Tekken 8 as a guest character, saying that everyone knows she is “attractive” and he understands that. He added that as of yet, they have not decided anything about guest characters. Note that Tifa Lockhart has already appeared in a fighting game published by Bandai Namco, Ehrgeiz, which came out in 1998.

Over the years, Tifa Lockhart has also made several appearances in other games, including Kindom Hearts and Super Smash Bros. Tifa is the childhood friend of Cloud Strife, the protagonist of Final Fantasy 7, and serves as a playable character specializing in martial arts in the game. Square Enix‘s Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is set to launch on February 29, 2024, and will also feature Tifa in action, just like the original game.

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Tekken 7 featured a ton of iconic guest characters, including Akuma from Street Fighter 6, Noctis from Final Fantasy 15, Negan from The Walking Dead series, and Geese from The King of Fighters franchise. Like its predecessor, Tekken 8 is expected to bring in an eye-catching cast of iconic guest characters, and it appears that Harada-san is also paying attention to the fans’ recommendations.

Jun vs. Lars in Tekken 8.
Jun vs. Lars in Tekken 8.

Tekken 8 launched on January 26, 2024, on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. It is the eighth mainline installment of the long-running Tekken franchise, and was released about seven years after the launch of Tekken 7. eXputer has rated the game 5/5, praising its gripping narrative and stunning visuals, which is miles above its predecessors.

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Fahad is a news reporter at eXputer with a huge passion for fighting games. For the past year, he has been utilizing his skills to report on the latest and greatest in the gaming industry. Side by side with his bachelor's in computer science, Fahad has also acquired a certification in English for Journalism from Coursera. Fahad now dedicates all his time to either playing video games or reporting news at eXputer.

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