"But in recent years I have been visiting places such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and many of the development staff members have been learning about Middle Eastern culture and designs. From there we came up with this character’s outfit design," he added.
When this character design receives positive majority feedback from the Tekken community, particularly in the Middle East, Harada-san says that this character concept might indeed make the cut and be part of the official roster.
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Endnote: Is it just me, or is this guy inspired by Assassin's Creed and the ridiculously photogenic Arab guy?
Arab fighter design is now officially a character
Check out his gameplay style, as explained by Harada-san himself.