Attention Tekken fans! A new Tekken 8 character has been revealed, this time a brand new addition to the series from France! Victor Chevalier – voiced by actor Vincent Cassel from Ocean’s 12.
According to his bio on the Tekken 8 website, Victor Chevalier is the founder of the Independent United Nations Forces. He also trained the Raven Force, the same faction that Raven and Master Raven come from, as you can probably imagine. With two knives, a pistol and a cyber samurai sword that gives off plenty of Jetstream Sam vibes, he’s also pretty hot-headed. That’s good!
As Tekken 8’s penultimate character reveals ahead of its January release, Victor brings much-needed originality to the game’s cast. Don’t get me wrong – it’s great to see familiar faces – but a new Tekken entry requires new blood. Azusena was a huge success at Evo when she was announced, and it’s nice to see the quality continuing at Victor. Very John Wick Chapter 4.
But someone should inform Emmanuel Macron better. Earlier this year, the French president blamed violent video games for youth riots after a teenager was killed by police. He would later recant this statement – perhaps he was reminded that the gambling industry plays a large role in his country’s GDP. I bring this up because Tekken 8 director Harada would later rebut this statement via Twitter, and comment on the historical lack of French characters in the series, as you can see below. These tweets are a bit funny in hindsight, as Victor certainly would have been locked up at the time.
In terms of moveset, Victor is very similar to Raven in that he has quick strikes, teleports, and all sorts of tricky attack options. Thanks to the heat system, it fits perfectly with Tekken 8’s very aggressive gameplay. Check out the trailer for yourself and let us know what you think below!