The reveal of SNK’s iconic villain Geese Howard as Tekken 7‘s latest DLC character was one of the most shocking — and crowd-pleasing — announcements of Evo 2017. Perhaps it shouldn’t have been, though: Harada said he wanted South Town’s king in his game over a year ago in an interview with GameRevolution.
The latest “Behind The Scenes” trailer for Geese doesn’t add anything new for the character itself that we didn’t already see in the Evo trailer. It does, however, feature a skit with Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada meeting with SNK executives and mulling over possible character picks. The torturous part of this trailer, perhaps, is the fact because of the nature of Harada’s teasing, this could be a hint at any number of future collaborations: several SNK characters are mulled over, including Samurai Shodown’s Galford.
It could also mean nothing. After all, data mining (and meetings!) led us to believe we’d see Sol Badguy as the Tekken reveal:
Harada is going to Arc System Works for meetings.
Latest PC update added back in the AdvancingG, Airdash, Burst & weapon files.
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— Wonkey (@Flying_Wonkey) July 6, 2017
Which isn’t off the table, necessarily, given Harada’s close interactions with Arc System Works lately, as well. It’s getting more and more difficult to tell, though, whether Harada is just mastering the troll art of Red Herrings, or if some of these things are actually hints/leaks at all…