Tekken 7 has confirmed that Kuma and his unrequited crush, Panda, will be part of the roster on Tekken 7 when it makes its console debut next year.
The announcement came at the King of Iron Fist 2016 Grand Finals in Tokyo last night. Producer Katsuhiro Harada said that the two characters will be distinct, not just a palette swap, with their own move sets and Rage Arts.
The trailer showcases what he’s talking about. Dig Kuma’s home-run derby with a giant salmon. And the bat flip! Or, well, a fish flip. Panda’s volleyball setup and spike looks like a crowd-pleaser, too.
Additionally, Harada said Tekken 7 will introduce an online tournament mode where competitors can participate in bracketed competitions, with single and double-elimination options available.