Today Bandai Namco revealed that the newest Tekken 7 playable character Lidia Sobieska has a real-life Karate soul.
The motion capture for her moves was performed by Tatsuya Naka (portrayed at the bottom of the post), instructor of the Japan Karate Association.
The announcement was accompanied with a video on the Kuro-Obi channel, showing Naka-sensei in action during the motion capture sessions.
You can watch it below.
Born in 1964, Tatsuya Naka is ranked 7th Dan in the traditional Shotokan Karate style. He has won several high-profile competitions and starred in the films Black Belt, High Kick Girl!, and Karate Girl.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, below you can read an official description.
“Discover the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 features stunning story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.
Love, Revenge, Pride. Everyone has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths and weaknesses. There are no wrong motivations, just the path we choose to take.
Expand your fighter’s journey by purchasing the Tekken 7 Season Pass separately and gain access to stunning additional content“