Tekken @ Gamescom 2011: Harada Outs Leo!

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So, what’s the good word, Doc Harada?

Yes, it’s true- well, as true as this video can be. At the recent Gamescom 2011 in Germany, Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada finally settled the long-standing dilemma of the true gender of Tekken character Leo. During a talk right before the screening of Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Harada (and Michael Murray) revealed that the German Baji Quan fighter was not simply of indeterminate gender, but that the mystery was forced upon the character due to the public confusion at Leo’s appearance. But after all that has been said and done since, it remains that the character was first, foremost and IS… FEMALE. Leo is short for Eleanor Kliesen, quite a lady-like name if I do say so myself.

That said, I doubt that this will have much impact on the character- I will be quite surprised if the devs add in any feminine-looking costumes or customizations for HER, but I’ll welcome any such additions. We’ll just have to wait and see what the repercussions are here on in. More Tekken news should be coming up at TGS 2010, next month.

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