Lee Chaolan and his alter-ego Violet will be playable characters in Tekken 7, Bandai Namco announced at Gamescom 2016.
Here is Lee and Violet’s backstory:
Lee Chaolan was adopted by Heihachi Mishima, meant to be a rival to his son Kazuya. As Kazuya’s adopted brother, Lee was given the same education and upbringing fitting of the Mishima clan. After being expelled from the Mishima Zaibatsu for reasons unknown, Lee founded Violet Systems, a tech company specializing in development on humanoid robotics, and was quite successful.
Shortly after, the world became embroiled in conflict between the Mishima Zaibatsu, headed by Heihachi Mishima, and the G Corporation, secretly controlled by Kazuya Mishima. As most of the world was cautiously watching and trying to decide which side would be most beneficial to support, Lee had his own plans, as he had nothing but extreme hatred for both Heihachi and Kazuya. One method he choose to exact his revenge on the father and son was to covertly support Lars Alexandersson, who had turned on the Mishima Zaibatsu, but this was only the beginning of what he had in store for the Mishimas.
Bandai Namco also shared details about Tekken 7‘s story mode, whichis “composed of several hours of gameplay,” including progressively unlocked side stories. In story mode, players can take on the role of the Mishimas, but there are also other arcs that involve fighters outside of the Mishima clan, such as Claudio Serafino and his group of exorcists. Here is the backstory:
The Archers of Sirius are a group of exorcists who have been banishing supernatural entities from this world since ancient times. A highly secretive organization, its existence is unknown to the public. Although it is not known how their existence was revealed, the Archers of Sirius were suddenly approached by the Mishima Zaibatsu. They were heavy-handedly requested by the Mishima Zaibatsu to join their conglomerate, but naturally refused. This did not stop the persistent pressure from Mishima Zaibatsu, however.
Eventually, the news of this approach from the Mishima Zaibatsu reached the de facto leader of the Archers of Sirius, Claudio Serafino. Determined to uncover the motives behind the Mishima Zaibatsu’s actions, Claudio begins to investigate the powerful conglomerate.
New screenshots released today also show a very young Kazuya fighting against his father. You’ll learn more when you experience the actual story of the game yourself. There’s also a new stage for Claudio.
Tekken 7 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2017.
Watch the Lee Chaolan / Violet reveal trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.