New Tekken 6 character revealed

A new fat man named Bob joins the fight

It's called the King of Iron Fist Tournament, but a new character revealed for the upcoming Tekken 6 looks more like he'd do better in a pie-eating tournament.

Bob is the rather uninspiring name of the overweight fighter, who has already been compared to Mario because of his blue trousers and red short-sleeve shirt.

The first image appeared in the latest issue of Japanese Arcadia magazine, which describes Bob as a "martial arts genius".

According to a translation: "With his toned body and handsome face he was very popular. However when he was unable to beat opponents who were larger than he was, Bob became determined to engineer his body to increase power and weight while maintaining speed. For this reason, Bob disappeared from the fighting world.

"A few years later after completing his body engineering, everyone around him is shocked at his appearance! Although people are not taking Bob seriously anymore, he is confident about his newfound strength. To test his newfound power he enters The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6."

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Tekken 6 isn't expected out until the later half of 2008. Maybe he'll be even bigger by then?