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Tekken game director says fart special move didn't make it into Tekken 7 because it would have pushed the game to a Mature rating

Please, shield the children from the bear farts!

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 15, 2020 at 5:57 p.m. PDT • Comments: 35

There are a lot of ridiculous and comical things that exist within the Tekken series, such as bears that put aside mauling you in exchange for punches, kicks, and butt slams. Said bears also used to have a special move with which they farted in the opponent's general direction, but that same move is not present in the latest entry, Tekken 7.

There's actually reason for this, and it wasn't a case of the developers simply thinking the move was unnecessary and omitting it. According to Tekken Chief Producer Katsuhiro Harada, Kuma's fart move was left out of Tekken 7 because it would have pushed the game into a Mature rating.

The information about this omission came about when a Twitter user by the name of StFrantics asked Harada why this Kuma move was left out of Tekken 7. Harada responded, explaining that if Bandai Namco had kept the move in the bear's arsenal, the ESRB and PEGI rating organizations would have required Tekken 7 receive a 17 (Mature) rating.

"If this move exists, ESRB / PEGI has notified me that the rating will be 17," Harada wrote. "Of course, I protested. But you know what I mean... the 'one who points out the other's mistakes' has a huge advantage."

The move in question is called "Fatal Wind" and can be found in past Tekken games for both Kuma and Panda. Using it sees either bear turn around, bend over, and rifle off a small cloud of energy from their... it's a fart.

Kuma/Panda's Fatal Wind has been a staple for the character over the years, even seeing it as the main portion of the character's super in Street Fighter X Tekken. In the clip shared by the Twitter user, Panda is seen using the fart to KO Tekken 6's big boss character, Azazel.

It's not entirely clear why this move would have pushed Tekken 7 into an M rating. From the sound of it, though, this move was being developed in the game, but ultimately had to be deleted.

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