Tekken 7’s Katsuhiro Harada isn’t Fond of Lucky Chloe Criticism
Eurogamer reports that the whole debacle started when a thread popped up on NeoGAF. The commenters were discussing Lucky Chloe's "outlandish" characteristics and, "criticising her Japanese idol design as uninspired and generic." They seemed to think that the character was too geared towards a Japanese audience.
Needless to say, Harada didn't take kindly to the criticism and had a few things to say himself. "By the way, Are you 'Western' only one bulletin board?" Harada asked. "Hello small world. I'll make muscular & skinhead character for you." One of the things that Harada continually pointed out in his posts was that Lucky Chloe was only meant to be one of the recently announced new characters that would be coming out for Tekken 7. "Calm down and Don't worry," he went on in a responding tweet to a player who suggested Tekken 7 needs the ability to delete characters you don't want to play against in Arcade battle. "That character are East Asia and Europe 'Exclusive'... We don't include her for your region. That's why I said Calm down and Don't worry," Harada emphasized.
The salt just continued to pour when others asked Harada why she wasn't available in North America. "Because you don't need that character right? It's simple thing. I'll release another character for you guys," Harada said. "Example: Looks well-muscled, Skin-head, Very powerful attack (I don't like this idea but if you need)."
If anyone's wondering, Haranda is 100 percent serious, and he said so himself on his Twitter. So unfortunately, if you're in North America and were looking forward to playing Lucky Chloe on Tekken 7, well, you're not so lucky this time.