First, Bandai Namco blew me away with Street Fighter‘s Akuma being in Tekken 7. Then they blew me further back with Art of Fighting‘s Geese Howard in that same game. Final Fantasy XV‘s Noctis, I couldn’t care about any less than I already do. But then they announced The Walking Dead‘s Negan, and I was back on my butt.
Today, Bandai Namco released a gameplay trailer showing Negan and his trusty baseball bat Lucille dishing out punishment on the other fighters. Negan is part of the Season 2 DLC pack for Tekken 7, which also includes returning veteran fighters Craig Marduk, Armor King, Julia Chang, Lei “I’m totally not based off of Jackie Chan” Wulong, and Anna Williams. While Negan’s arrival still has yet to be determined, Marduk and Armor King are set to arrive for the game on December 3rd.
As you can probably guess, Negan’s gameplay trailer recreates the iconic scene from The Walking Dead where Negan plays a little “Eenie Meenie Miney Mo”, except the fighters aren’t going to take it kneeling down. And yes, the dubbing is a little weird for Negan (because Japan), but bringing a bat to a fighter feels so right.
I’m still not giving up my love for Yoshimitsu, however. Sorry, guys.
Tekken 7 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam.