Roger Jr. cut from Tekken 7 to avoid 'animal activist' backlash, Harada says

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 27, 2017 at 2:44 p.m. PDT

If you're like me and were hoping to see Roger Jr. make a return in Tekken 7, this news is going to put a damper on your day.

At a recent Tekken 7 preview event, Executive Producer Katsuhiro Harada explained to VG24/7 why the boxing roo was cut from the game's playable roster.

“There was a video of a man’s dog being headlocked by a kangaroo, and he punched it in the face”, Harada told VG24/7. “It turned into a big problem.

"People were complaining about him punching a kangaroo. It seems that in the last few years there’s a lot more animal activists – even though they probably wouldn’t play our game they would still hear about that, about a kangaroo in our game being punched, and would complain about it.”
One might wonder how Kuma, the large bear who made a debut in the first Tekken title back in 1994, could be on the Tekken 7 roster while Roger was excluded. According to Harada, a bear is "obviously stronger than a human being," meaning his inclusion wouldn't garner similar complaints.

Source: VG24/7. Sent in by viniaguiar18, RedAndHot, Subzero330, BreadWP, and an anonymous reader.
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