Tekken Dev Katsuhiro Harada: We Love Anna, Fans Are Wrong
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Tekken Dev Katsuhiro Harada: We Love Anna, Fans Are Wrong

Jul 03, 2024 7:34 PM

Tekken 8 director Katsuhiro Harada recently shared insights about the development team's love for the character Anna Williams, dispelling the long-standing myth that she is disliked by the developers. Harada's detailed social media post elaborated on the dynamics between Anna and her sister Nina Williams, highlighting that while Nina is often seen as more popular, Anna holds a significant place in the development team’s hearts. This perception of favoritism toward Nina is primarily due to her frequent appearances in cutscenes and as a launch character, unlike Anna who was a DLC in Tekken 7 and not yet announced for Tekken 8. Harada personally ensured Anna received unique characteristics and charm, differentiating her from Nina and reflecting the team's dedication to her character.

Why do some fans believe that Tekken developers dislike Anna Williams?n

The belief stems from Nina's frequent victories over Anna in cutscenes, win quotes, and her status as a guaranteed launch character in multiple Tekken titles, whereas Anna was a DLC character in Tekken 7 and has yet to be confirmed for Tekken 8.

Tekken is a long-running fighting game series developed by Bandai Namco, known for its deep, dramatic storylines that intertwine various characters' personal vendettas and familial conflicts. Characters like Anna and Nina Williams have contributed to the series' rich legacy, with their rivalry adding layers to the game's narrative. Tekken 8 is anticipated to bring more new mechanics and dynamic gameplay, continuing the series’ evolution. Harada’s revelations about Anna aim to reshape fans' perceptions and highlight the character's importance within the Tekken universe.

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Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-07-03 20:30:03
It's awesome to see Harada clearing up the misconceptions about Anna Williams; it's clear the dev team has put a lot of thought into her character all along. Can't wait to see how she might shine in Tekken 8 if she's finally included
N3rdo N3rdo commented on: 2024-07-03 20:24:03
It's awesome to see Harada clarifying the love the dev team has for Anna Williams – she definitely adds a unique flavor to Tekken's dynamic roster. Hopefully, this sheds some light on the behind-the-scenes decisions and might even hint at her upcoming return in Tekken 8.
Sephiroth Sephiroth commented on: 2024-07-03 20:18:03
It's great to see Harada clear the air about Anna Williams; her unique traits definitely bring something special to the series. Here's hoping she makes a return in Tekken 8 and continues to add depth to the Tekken universe
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