Tekken 7 has been hyped as one of the most game-changing fighters in years, and now that it’s out, the reviews seem to be coming in as overwhelmingly positive. It’s got the feel of the classic Tekken games that we know and love with next-gen polish on it.
Unlockable characters have been a staple of fighting games for years. In Mortal Kombat, there were characters like Quan Chi and Cyber Sub-Zero. The Street Fighter series, especially Street Fighter IV, is well-known for incorporating unlockables by beating Arcade mode with different characters. Tekken 7‘s pool of unlockable characters isn’t quite the size of other fighters, but there are two characters who have secret transformations that are worth looking into: Kazuya and Lee.
Play as Devil Kazuya in Tekken 7
Devil Kazuya makes an appearance toward the end of the story mode in Tekken 7. There’s no way to select this character in the character selection screen, but you’re still able to play as Devil Kazuya if you enter a match as Kazuya.
When in a match, you can transform until Devil Kazuya by activating Kazuya’s Rage Art by pressing R1 on PS4 or RB on Xbox One. This can also be done by performing UB+1+2.
Devil Kazuya gains several moves that you don’t have access to as just Kazuya. Although this isn’t a character unlock in the traditional sense, it does differ from others’ Rage Arts and plays and feels like a whole different character.
Play as Violet in Tekken 7
While again not technically a new character unlock, many Tekken fans will recognize Violet as the alter-ego of Lee. Violet has been a very popular character since early on in the series, and switching out Lee for Violet in Tekken 7 is as simple as swapping his outfit.
All you need to do is hover over Lee in the character selection screen and press Square or Circle on PS4 or X or B on Xbox One. Violet’s set of moves don’t differ from Lee’s at all, but the outfit change is pretty sweet.
While Tekken 7 went in a slightly different direction than competing series like Street Fighter in terms of unlockable characters, it’s much appreciated that they do try and weave these alternate personalities and appearances into the game. They’re neat little Easter eggs that don’t tip the balance of competition in a game that many have expected to pave the way for fighting games for years to come.
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Be sure to check out some of our other Tekken 7 guides:
- Tekken 7 Beginner’s Guide: Rage Arts and Rage Drive Move List
- Troubleshooting Online Connection Issues in Tekken 7
- How to Beat Kazuya in Tekken 7
- How to Beat Akuma in Tekken 7