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Twitter account posing as Bandai Namco shares fake image of Soul Calibur 7, gets scolded by Tekken producer

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 1, 2022 at 8:21 a.m. PDT • Comments: 12

It's April Fool's Day in the US now (yep, two days of April Fool's jokes...) and the internet is taking their best swings at pranking those who might let their guard down. One joker decided to try and pull a fast one on fans by posing as Bandai Namco on Twitter, and their little stunt grabbed the attention of one of Tekken's most prominent producers.

An account claiming to be Bandai Namco US posted an obviously fake teaser image of "Soul Calibur 7," telling fans to stay tuned. Tekken producer and right hand man to director Katsuhiro Harada, Michael Murray, responded to the tweet and voiced his displeasure for it.

"Do your souls still burn? The legend will never die," begins the fake Bandai Namco account. "More news to come soon. #SoulCalibur"

The Soul Calibur 7 mock up appears to have a silhouette of Sophitia with a bogus logo (that is clearly fake) strewn over it. In large letters, the teaser image reads "Stay Tuned," promising fans that an announcement is soon to come.

Obviously, this is meant to be an April Fool's joke, but even so, posing as someone you're not and intentionally trying to mislead fans is never something you should do as it is fairly frowned upon.

Michael Murray is one producer who is not afraid to dive into the social media trenches and let people know when they've done wrong. He responded to the fake tweet by scolding the creator a bit — and rightfully so.

"You should be ashamed of yourself!" wrote Murray. He followed up by letting people know that the account and image are clearly not real.

The most recent installment in the series, Soul Calibur 6, released on October 19, 2018, and featured The Witcher series' own Geralt as a guest character on the launch roster. It's been nearly 4 years since this title dropped, and we haven't heard any word of a new one coming any time soon — especially after the series' main producer, Motohiro Okubo, left Bandai Namco in August 2021.

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