Tekken 7 is taking forever to come to the United States.
Luckily, there are videos popping up on YouTube that showcase new characters from Tekken 7, which already made some waves at the EVO2015 Evolution Championship Series in Las Vegas, NV, late last month.
One of the leaked videos includes a new character named Gigas. He’s big, he’s wearing some kind of tight, red spandex suit, he’s faceless (unless you count 6 small lights on a facemask as a face) and he has a bunch of black tubes hanging out his shoulders and back. He kind of resembles the old Bane from the Batman series. The tubes suggest that he could’ve been a science experiment of some kind. The Mishima Zaibatsu’s Dr. Boskonovitch is notorious for creating people in a lab.
In Tekken 4, it was revealed that all those strange memories Nina had from Tekken 3 were her faint recollection of the Mishima Zaibatsu scientists performing in-vitro fertilization on her during her cryosleep, thus creating Steve Fox. So it’s possible that Gigas is a new creation of the Mishima Zaibatsu’s regime.
Was Dr. Boskonovitch linked to that? Probably.
Dr. Boskonovitch also created GunJack and he helps Bryan live a bit longer in Bryan’s ending in Tekken 4. Maybe he’s not such a bad scientist after all.
Gigas’ moves moderately resemble that of GunJack and King, but mixed together. The powerful body slams, the bow-legged, slow, tough guy walk, and the ability to toss and throw enemies overhead are all clear indicators of GunJack and King’s battling influences.
Would it be so much to ask for a little originality? Or unless Gigas is a character in disguise…
Although not much has been revealed about Gigas yet, he seems to be a formidable opponent in the game. Hopefully, he wasn’t engineered to be a part of Kazuya and Heihachi’s ever-present evil schemes in the Tekken spectrum or players will have more challenges to face once the game is released in the U.S.
In the video, Gigas faces off against Dragunov, pounding the guy’s head into the ground at one point. Gigas has great power moves and combinations and his body slams are treacherous. Players would best be advised to not get caught between Gigas and a wall or a corner.
For more leaked videos on the highly-anticipated Tekken 7, check out YouTube.