You can rest easy now. NCCA is not opposing her, there is wide support among Filipinos, and you have to take Namco-Bandai’s Katsuhiro Harada’s words’ for it. Josie Rizal will be released to the arcade version of Tekken 7 on April 21, earlier than expected.

The official website in Japanese says so; it’s all systems go for Josie!

For those that don’t do moonspeak:

Participation of the new character “Josie Rizal” confirmed!

■ Date and time of addition
4/21 (Tue) 9:00 AM
※ Time may be delayed by a few hours depending on some factors.

■ Contents
Character addition: Josie Rizal

About the new character
Character: Josie Rizal
Nationality: Filipino
Fighting Style: Kick Boxing with Eskrima as primary style


(news tipped by avoidingthepuddle.com)