And as speculated, she indeed hails from the Philippines, and her name is Josie Rizal.
Mad Catz community manager Mark "MarkMan" Julio was a key person in developing the character, as he suggested Josie's name to Harada-san and contributed his personal knowledge of the Filipino culture that helped shaped many of her traits. Mari Shimazaki, the character designer for Platinum Games' Bayonetta, came up with Josie's design. Shimazaki also did the design for the game's final boss--none other than the Mishima matriarch--Kazumi Mishima.
Jin, whose new costume is a nod to his biker gear and hooded training getup in Tekken 3 and 4, respectively, has been previously revealed to be a secret sub-boss, but will become playable starting on March 31. Devil Jin, who retains his Tekken 5 look, is going to be released on April 7.
Josie's release date revealed
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Josie goes trending
The way I see it, at the end of the day, Josie's name made the whole world curious about who Dr. Rizal is, so I say there's no way this meant to disrespect him. And I also realized that her name is a nickname for "Josephine", so it might also be a nod to Dr. Rizal's wife Josephine Bracken.
Bah, so much for Philippine history.
And as far as her speaking in English goes, remember: Lars Alexandersson is half-Swedish while Alisa Bosconovitch is a Russian android, yet they both speak Japanese instead. And besides, Filipinos can speak English, so it's natural that Josie can, as well. GET OVER IT, PEOPLE.
Then there's this one tweet.
By the way, stay away from me, Pinoy Praydists.
Anyway, what happened to the Bane clone?