Tekken 7 director, Katsuhiro Harada, has defended the costume design for the characters in the game.
Some fans criticized the look of Yoshimitsu in Tekken 7. They feel he looks kind of odd. Other fans are a bit annoyed the costumes have looked the same for many characters. The biggest offender being Asuka Kazama who has had the same outfit since Tekken 5.
Harada responded to the criticisms about Tekken 7 on Twitter by saying:
“Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Akira, Pai…Something new? It’s branding & TEKKEN has costume customize system. That’s all.”
The thing about Tekken 7 is that it only roughly takes place around the same time as Tekken 5 and Tekken 6. In real life it’s been a 10 year gap, but it’s only been a year or so in the game’s storyline. Appearance wise, the characters would’t have aged that much.
Because of the lack of new costumes in Tekken 7, fans are still able to customize the appearance of their favorite characters. Harada is probably also annoyed about people asking him about costumes all of the time. People don’t seem to bother Capcom over the look of Ryu in the Street Fighter series.
Do you feel Bandai Namco should add new costumes in Tekken 7 themselves or just leave it up to the fans like they always do?