Tekken 7 has become the home of several crossover combatants since its launch in 2017, and once the likes of Geese Howard, Noctis, and even The Walking Dead's Negan had entered the King of Iron Fist tournament, it felt like anything was possible. Without doubt, one of the most requested DLC characters across social media has been Kazuma Kiryu -- the stern and effortlessly cool protagonist from the Yakuza series.
We reckon Kiryu would be an amazing guest fighter in Tekken 7, but sadly, it doesn't sound like it'll ever happen. In response to ongoing demand, Tekken godfather Katsuhiro Harada has taken to Twitter and (kind of) addressed the situation. Harada writes: "I approached the board members of my company as you keep saying "Kiryu for TEKKEN" for too long. A comment from a board member was "I think it's more natural for Harada to appear in Yakuza games." ... That's all."
In other words, the bosses at Bandai Namco don't really see the appeal. Harada in a Yakuza game, though? Honestly, that's another crossover we'd love to see.
But who knows, maybe the Dragon of Dojima might get to throw down with the cast of Tekken someday -- we'd just advise against getting your hopes up.