Tekken 7 Is Getting Series' First Saudi Arabian Character, 'Shaheen'

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Continuing its tradition of cross-cultural sensitivity, Tekken is getting its first Saudi Arabian character for the new installment due out this year. His name is "Shaheen," and he looks exactly like one would expect a Middle Eastern man to in Tekken 7.


Tekken 7 director Katsuhiro Harada showed the guy off on Twitter recently:


Rumors about Shaheen first surfaced back in August when Harada mentioned polling Tekken's Middle Eastern fanbase about their interest in a new character, since the game is very popular in the region's countries.

So far, Shaheen hasn't caused much of a kerfuffle compared to Lucky Chloe, the last Tekken 7 character who was revealed.

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He doesn't use physical force, he raises oil prices until no one can afford to drive to the tournament.