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Tekken 7’s New DLC Character Is Lidia Sobieska

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Tekken 7 Lidia Sobieska Poland Prime Minister

We now have the full name of Tekken 7‘s upcoming DLC fighter: Lidia Sobieska. Bandai Namco recently sent out physical press kits with the character’s name included. The press box included a letter from Heihachi Mishima addressed directly to the new fighter as well. Lidia Sobieska will reportedly release in early spring 2021. [Thanks, Destructoid and Mark Julio!]

Bandai Namco is ramping up its promotional efforts for Lidia in Tekken 7. Inside the press kit is a letter from the CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu himself, Heihachi Mishima. This adds some extra lore for people to ponder. As a reminder, the new DLC fighter is the Prime Minister of Poland in Tekken‘s universe.

According to Heihachi’s letter, Lidia requested the removal of the Tekken Force deployed in Poland. The CEO stated that he has no intention of following through with her request, but he did admire her for reaching her position at such a young age. Though the letter reads cordially, in typical Heihachi fashion, it’s more of a threat. The difficult position the Mishima Zaibatsu has put Lidia in will serve as her motivation for entering the King of the Iron Fist Tournament.

Check out photos of the press kit below, courtesy of Tekken Brand and Community Advisor Mark Julio.

Bandai Namco initially teased Lidia’s Tekken 7 debut at the Second Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable livestream. She will be the 18th piece of overall DLC and part of the fourth season pass for the fighting game.

Tekken 7 is available now in arcades and on the PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Lidia will appear as DLC for Tekken 7 in early spring 2021.

Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.