During the Tekken 7 Evo 2019 finals, the staff played what it called a “little joke” that built up hype for a possible character. Just before the Grand Finals began, a clip from Solid Snake’s codec radio featuring a conversation between Katsuhiro Harada, the Tekken 7 director, speaking with Solid Snake. While this might have seemed like a possible DLC tease, the official Evo Twitter account has come forward to confirm it was a prank and apologize.
Harada was at Evo 2019, even fighting against Psychotike during the Tekken 7 day one pools as Feng, and Tekken 7 Season Pass 3 were revealed, the Solid Snake clip may have caught people off guard. However, the following clarification about the nature of the segment was offered after Evo ended.
Just to clear things up, the Snake cameo video that we showed during Tekken finals was our idea of a little joke. It was not intended to imply a character reveal, and was done on our own, without consulting Bandai Namco. Sorry for any confusion!
— EVO (@EVO) August 5, 2019
Here is a video clip showing the Tekken 7 Solid Snake prank.
— FADEL – HYPE @ EVO (@MTLSaiyan) August 5, 2019
Tekken 7 is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Zafina will join the cast in September 2019.