Tekken 7 removes Kangaroo fighter due to animal activist fears

Dora Pope
April 30, 2017

In other "Tekken 7" news, VG 24/7 has reported that "Tekken"'s kangaroo fighter Roger Jr. has been cut from the Western roster of the game.

Harada told VG247 that the viral video of the man who punched a kangaroo in the face has something to do with it.

He claimed that while some people might not even play Tekken, they would inevitably discover a game where someone can punch kangaroos. Well, while hilarious for us, it's been a headache for the folks over at Bandai Namco, who are cutting Tekken 7's boxing kangaroo: Roger Jr., as a result. "It turned into a big problem", says Harada.

Tekken's Producer, Katsuhiro Harada, recently sat down with GameSpot for an interview and talk of Tekken 7 coming to the Nintendo Switch platform came up. He believes that people would complain about this so he has ultimately made a decision to exclude the iconic character.

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Animal lovers can still look forward to playing as grizzly bear Kuma and his love interest, Panda though, as Harada notes a bear is "obviously stronger than a human being". PETA has not said anything. The game, to be release overseas June 2, 2017, has been in Japan for over two years.

According to Harada, the reasoning for all this is due to "animal activists" and the increasing sensitivity is something the developers over at Bandai Namco have noticed over the years.

In short, a possible version of Nintendo Switch of Tekken 7 still seems far away, but it is possible that things may change in the future.

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