All new characters in Tekken 7 - Upcomer
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For any fighting game fan, one of the most formative parts of the competitive experience is finding their main. Most characters in any given fighting game function differently, so finding a character that matches your preferred playstyle is an integral part of growing as a player.

Naturally, when a new iteration of your favorite franchise adds new characters, it gives you the chance to re-evaluate what fighter would be best for you. Tekken 7 gave players the chance to pick from more than 50 fighters, opening up a wide number of ways to possibly play the game. Here’s an overview of all of the new characters added in Tekken 7.

Tekken 7 new characters

In total, Tekken 7 introduced 17 new characters that players could choose to use in esports competitions. One of these, Jack-7, was simply the latest version of the recurring robotic Jack character. In addition, the game featured four guest characters: Akuma from Street Fighter, Geese Howard from Fatal Fury, Negan Smith from The Walking Dead and Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy.

Here are the other newcomers that debuted in Tekken 7:

  • Claudio Serafino
  • Katarina Alves
  • Lucky Chloe
  • Shaheen
  • Josie Rizal
  • Gigas
  • Kazumi Mishima
  • Master Raven
  • Leroy Smith
  • Fahkumram
  • Kunimitsu II
  • Lidia Sobieska

It’s worth noting that multiple new characters have a connection to previously-introduced characters in the Tekken series. For example, Kunimitsu II is Kunimitsu’s daughter and Master Raven is Raven’s senior officer. Meanwhile, Kazumi Mishima is connected to the main family of the franchise as she is the deceased wife of Heihachi Mishima, mother of Kazuya Mishima and grandmother of Jin Kazama.

Full Tekken 7 roster

Tekken 7 character select screen
The Tekken 7 character select screen after the Season 4 DLC update. | Provided by Bandai Namco

Alongside the above new characters, the following returning fighters are all playable in Tekken 7:

  • Alisa Bosconovitch
  • Asuka Kazama
  • Bryan Fury
  • Sergei Dragunov
  • Feng Wei
  • Heihachi Mishima
  • Hwoarang
  • Kazuya Mishima
  • King II
  • Lars Alexandersson
  • Leo Kliesen
  • Lili de Rochefort
  • Marshall Law
  • Paul Phoenix
  • Steve Fox
  • Ling Xiaoyu
  • Jin Kazama
  • Devil Jin
  • Yoshimitsu
  • Nina Williams
  • Bob Richards
  • Eddy Gordo
  • Kuma II
  • Lee Chaolan
  • Miguel Caballero Rojo
  • Panda
  • Violet
  • Eliza
  • Anna Williams
  • Lei Wulong
  • Craig Marduk
  • Armor King II
  • Julia Chang
  • Zafina
  • Ganryu

The full Tekken 7 roster developed over time as there were only 20 playable fighters in the base game. The arcade version received additional character updates culminating with a second version of the game called Tekken 7: Fated Retribution. Then, even more characters were added for the console launch of the game. From there, several waves of downloadable content were released to round out the roster.

Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.