Lee Chaolan Returns to Tekken 7

Bandai Namco announced today at gamescom that fan favorite to the Tekken series, Lee Chaolan, will return to Tekken 7 along with his alter ego, Violet. The publisher provided the following backstory for these fighters:

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.

Chaolan and Violet will be part of the extensive Tekken 7 story mode, which, according to Bandai Namco, includes “several hours of gameplay” as well as unlockable side stories for various characters. If Tekken‘s story mode is what you live for, here is Bandai Namco’s synopsis of Tekken 7‘s story.

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.

Tekken 7 will release in early 2017 for PlayStation 4.