Tekken 7 Producer Removing Lucky Chloe From US Release Following Complaints

Tekken 7

[Update: Lucky Chloe will be added to the American release of Tekken 7]

If you live in North America you won’t have to worry about having the option of even playing as (or fighting against) the new character in Tekken 7, Lucky Chloe. Why? Because a group of American gamers complained incessantly about her overt Japanese tendencies and felt she didn’t belong in the game; so the producer is taking her out.

A Kotaku in Action thread highlights the ridiculous situation that those on NeoGaf have perpetuated in regards to the character Lucky Chloe, with the message board members expressing grave disgust with the anime-themed pugilist.

It’s not just NeoGaf members complaining about the character being too wacky and culturally superfluous for their tastes. In the previous article about the introduction of Lucky Chloe, it was mentioned that YouTubers spent a great deal of time complaining about the character; from her appearance to her mannerisms to her fighting style.

Here is an image from the NeoGaf board – a board, I might add, that is owned by the very vocal and proud misogynist Tyler Malka – check out a few of the responses below.


Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada took to Twitter to assuage fans by letting them know that Lucky Chloe won’t be appearing in the North American rendition of the game, but will instead be replaced with a muscle-bound, white, skinhead…

"By the way, Are you "Western" only one bulletin board? Hello small world. I'll make muscular & skinhead character for you.” [...]

“That character are East Asia and Europe "Exclusive".and I'll say again. We've more new characters on TK7. She is JUST one of them. and She will be country exclusive (or region exclusive) character. We don't include her for your region. That's why I said Calm down and Don't worry.

“I'm always serious. If you don't need = I don't release them. If you need = I'll release. That's all.”

With that, Western gamers will be able to enjoy Tekken 7 with another muscle-bound, blue-eyed skinhead.

It’s hilarious because the #GamerGate folk fighting against corruption and stopping the censorship of their games actually don’t mind Lucky Chloe, but the folks fighting to keep corruption rampant and to censor games are against Chloe. It’s almost like the folk who hate #GamerGate don’t want women in the gaming industry. Who would have thunk it?

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58 thoughts on “Tekken 7 Producer Removing Lucky Chloe From US Release Following Complaints

  1. People have pointed out that Harada may have been joking. Whether or not that’s true, this is still an entirely disgusting situation that a statement needed to be made, joke or not.

    Also, it’s highly likely that those same people complaining on youtube are from Neogaf. As of the writing of this comment, there are actually 300 more likes on the video from your previous article than there are dislikes.

    1. I hope he’s joking, too. It’s really hard to tell because he keeps saying he’s serious and addressing the comments like he’s serious, but I can’t tell.

      As of the writing of this comment, there are actually 300 more likes on
      the video from your previous article than there are dislikes.

      This is good. What would be crazy is if pro-GGers tried to convince Harada to keep Lucky Chloe in the game for North Americans.

      1. The muscular skinhead thing sounds like a joke directed to the usual protagonists in western games but yeah, it’s really hard to tell.

        Also, there’s actually a petition on change.org from what I saw in one of the comments in the video, so yeah. We’re in crazytown now.

      2. You mean like Patrokolos? *Shudders*. Sorry. I just absolutely hate that guy, and the mention of his name is disturbing.

      3. Sorry, but I’d think that it’s serious. You know, Japanese are serious about joking. The real joke is when the joke is damn serious!

      1. “Mmmm, nope. It’s dead and lost all credibility that it could have ever had.”

        lol, yeah, if only we’d listened to those SJWs then we could be sucked into doing what they think is right.

        That is the ONLY way that gamergate will die, is believing that we need to listen to the likes of you and other SJWs in order to succeed.

        Lookout everyone, we’ve got a resident genius over here. *snicker*

      2. Yeah, Gamer Gate is dead. You guys are the only ones that care anymore. The world has left you behind. Time to grow up and wake up.

      3. “Time to grow up and wake up.”

        You hipster kids are the ones who need to grow up. I’m tired of spoiled rich brats telling me my games are a problem for society, when really spoiled rich brats who have been shielded from reality by their parents money, or their youthful stupidity are the problem with society.

      4. “Hipster kids”

        How about logical adults? You can’t handle other people having a different opinion on a video game you like so you throw a temper tantrum like a 5 year old. Instead of that rage turning into anything productive, it manifests as rape, death, and mass shooting threats.

        The games aren’t a problem for society. Braindead children with a make-believe “cause” like you and other “gamergaters” are. Which is why the banner of gamer gate is beyond dead. No one is going to listen to you anymore. It’s over.

      5. “How about logical adults?”

        Then you wouldn’t be so worried about feels, and would be swayed by facts and rational thinking, including “screencaps of anonymous accounts prove nothing”.

        “You can’t handle other people having a different opinion on a video game you like so you throw a temper tantrum like a 5 year old.”

        You can’t handle other people having a different opinion on video games, so you tell them all to grow up like some child pretending to be mature. And then to justify your hatred of those with different views you say things like:

        “Instead of that rage turning into anything productive, it manifests as rape, death, and mass shooting threats.”

        For which you have no evidence whatsoever, just a bunch of speculations by people who hold the same viewpoint as you. Even if you could find “evidence” you’d have to engage in the association fallacy to make your statements true.

        “Braindead children with a make-believe ’cause'”

        Thats kinda snarky for a man who accepts accusations as proof.

        “Which is why the banner of gamer gate is beyond dead. No one is going to listen to you anymore. It’s over.”

        Yeah, just like it was the first 100 times the media and people as dumb as rocks said it – Ironically, we’re still here.

      6. Given that you are self defeating your argument in every other statement, I’ll only spend my valuable time responding to your last one.

        “Ironically, we’re still here”

        You can’t stop idiots from gathering for something, sure. So you handful of idiots sure will still be around thinking this or that and writing articles that go unheeded and barely noticed. However, much like conspiracy theorists for Area 51, UFO sightings, and Bigfoot, no one else will listen, and no one else will give a shit. It will just be you few screaming at a wall that everyone else has long since walked by.

        Like I said, it’s over.

      7. “So you handful of idiots sure will still be around thinking this or that and writing articles that go unheeded and barely noticed. ”

        Yes, us handful of idiots that has a number of tweets every day that every social media marketing company aspires to achieve, and Anti-GG couldn’t reach the same number as the lowest day of gamergate on their best day. LMFAO, you are making a lot of sense here genius.

        “However, much like conspiracy theorists for Area 51, UFO sightings, and Bigfoot, no one else will listen, and no one else will give a shit. ”

        I’m pretty sure developers will give a shit if they capitulate to any of the Anti-GG assertions or demands. I’m also pretty sure Rockstar Entertainment, and a few other companies are very happy to have some sane voices against censorship, as they’ve had to fight it every time they release a game.

        “It will just be you few screaming at a wall that everyone else has long since walked by.”

        Yep, and that is why you are spending your own time to respond to me, and to make assertions that are just insults in disguise. If all of what you say is true, then you are wasting your time, and you are just as much of a nutter for replying to me as I am for speaking. (You know, based on your assertions, not mine)

        Either way, it’s too late, you’ve demonstrated that you cannot truly believe anything you’ve just said, considering that you are seeking out and commenting on gamergate articles.

      8. I’m not “seeking out” gamer gate articles. They pop up on N4G once in a while and I feel like sharing my opinion on them. I reply to you because it’s mentally baffling how you continue to try to defend a dead cause. Watching you find an excuse for everything is entertaining. I have nothing to prove to you and don’t need to, the world says I’m right, regardless of what you and your panhandling gamer gate buds think.

      9. “I’m not ‘seeking out’ gamer gate articles. They pop up on N4G once in a while and I feel like sharing my opinion on them.”

        Yep, oneangrygamer is totally affiliated with N4G.

        And again, regardless of whether they are being “sought” by you, or you are just commenting on them, it still demonstrates that you don’t believe that gamergate is dead, otherwise you are just wasting your time.

        ” I reply to you because it’s mentally baffling how you continue to try to defend a dead cause.”

        Again, if it’s dead, then why are there so many tweets that any online marketer has to be green with envy? Its funny how you try to classify a movement as “dead” when it has more traction than any other online movement ever has.

        “I have nothing to prove to you and don’t need to, the world says I’m right, regardless of what you and your panhandling gamer gate buds think.”

        No, the corrupt media says you’re right, and you are just one of those suckers who believe them, or an asshole who wants to bully people using excuses fed to you by the media.

      10. ” Excuses fed to you by the media”

        Lol okay. And let’s not forget about the chem trails. And how they’re poisoning our water. And now 9/11 was an inside job. And how the government is hiding UFOs.

        Keep on eating that conspiracy pie, and don’t forget your tin foil hat!

        Enjoy your irrelevance 😉

      11. ” And let’s not forget about the chem trails. And how they’re poisoning our water. And now 9/11 was an inside job. And how the government is hiding UFOs.”

        And that is called “poisoning the well” and “ad hominem.” Instead of answering claims made to you, you try to associate said claims with things that are generally looked at with negativity.

        “Enjoy your irrelevance”

        Enjoy your bigotry and ignorance.

      12. “Bigotry and ignorance”

        Big words coming from Gamer Gate followers, who are self illustrated kings of the subject.

        Again, enjoy your irrelevance.

      13. I know you don’t realize it, because you don’t seem specially bright, but you just proved his point.

      14. Oh well, both are correct, Spencer. But “specially” in the context means “particularly”, while “especially” would mean “in a special or careful manner”, which is not what I was trying to say.

        As I said, you don’t sound very intelligent, so I’ll try to put it in context to you:

        You should be “especially” careful about your own language before trying to correct someone else on it, or else you’ll sound “specially” stupid.

      15. I’m not the one comparing people to conspiracy theorists because they have differing viewpoints.

        Essentially your argument is “Gamergate isn’t popular, and therefore is irrelevant” – Typical SJW style rhetoric.

      16. “Differing viewpoints”

        No. Not differing. I’m comparing you to conspiracy theorists because your ideas are akin to those of conspiracy theorists and are just as outlandish and ridiculous, and are lacking in credibility to the same degree.

      17. Just because your thugs at WAM! got hold of the ban hammer at twitter and are swinging it at anything that says gamargate doesn’t mean it’s dead.

        There’s a difference between “dead” and “censored”.

        BTW, how does it feel to be cheering for the side which has to stoop to censorship because they’re losing the logic war… only to become the most universlly vilified political action group in the western hemisphere for engaging in the one thing everyone on the internet who isn’t a professional victim can agree is evil: Censorship.

        I want to thank people like you for opening my eyes. You’ve converted me from life-long leftist voter to tea party republican. I’m not alone, either. YOU HAVE MADE THE INTERNET REPUBLICAN!

      18. Your crazed way of being a sensationalist seems to still be present as always.

        Since when did ‘GG’ ever die? It’s one of those things that will last until people like Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian and corrupted journalists die out – which it won’t. Whether via self-righteous views, keyboard warriorism or social justice warriorism. I’d place better bets not to support people like Anita/Zoe and go with the Non-Extremists and Non-trolls who speak idiotically in the name of “reactions and traffic and offensiveness = profit!”

        Ehhhhn.

  2. Just take out every single female character in any Japanese-crafted game – you’d save the trouble by both the nitpicking twits AND the enraged feminazi’s in a single blow!

    1. Yeah but then they’d complain that there are no females in the game.

      The gaming industry is in a no-win state right now with games media and the ideologues who control it.

      1. I unfortunately agree with that opinion.

        It’s one thing I argued the stupidity of, that every game designer makes a female character and probably has to think to himself and stress himself out by going “Will this make the media go batsh*t f*cking insane because she ‘happens’ to have big boobs? Isn’t intelligent enough? Isn’t perfect enough?” but when making a male character, it’s just, no one cares what they look like or how big of a bulge or of muscles they have, absolute freedom to make any male character that any designer wants! We never hear people complain about male characters, except for Dragon Age 2 maybe, cause, not every male enjoyed being hit on by all of their male companions. Lol

    1. Freaking agreed im American I wanted her to be playable…I like lili but lucky Chloe looks so worth playing -.- freaking wow glad my ps4 is region free 😀 i would love to fight someone who hates her. XD

  3. Add … a … goddamn … option … menu …

    Then just spit some PR BS about “allowing users to customize their experience” and, done, you made both sides happy.

    For online you are already supporting “clothes” so if anyone uses a unselected character just cover it with a potato sack (or use a generic character model), a mask and turn their voices off/use a default voice set

    Why do they even pay those PR companies, they should pay the big bucks to me

  4. You gotta admit, the developer replacing the char with a skinhead is a nice FU to the PC Police. Serious props to this guy. The SJWs wail about how sexist a female character is, and he says “Well then she’s too good for you. Here’s a cisgendered *possibly* straight white male char instead.”

    Too bad the rest of us get lumped in with those people though.

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