Meet Josie Rizal, the new Filipino character in ‘Tekken 7’

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Meet Josie Rizal, the new Filipino character in ‘Tekken 7’
Josie specializes in 'eskrima and kick boxing'

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino is joiningTekken 7!

Josie Rizal joins the lineup of characters in the popular arcade fighting game. She’s a Filipino woman specializing in “Eskrima and Kick Boxing,” according to the Twitter account of Bandai Namco Games’ Katsuhiro Harada. 

On Twitter, Mark “MarkMan” Julio, who is a community manager for, a gaming resource site, said in Filipino that the character is named after Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero.


(Happy to introduce Josie Rizal, a new character in Tekken 7! She is Filipino and her name is a tribute to the hero Jose Rizal.)

With Josie, Jin Kazama and Devil Jin will also be returning to Tekken 7.

The topic “Josie Rizal” was soon a trending topic on Twitter Sunday, March 29. Here’s a sampling of what social media users had to say:


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