A New DLC Character for Tekken 7 Has Been Revealed and He’s a Prince!
Get ready for the next battle.
A new DLC character has been announced and he belongs to a different universe, literally. Bandai Namco announced, with a matching trailer, that Final Fantasy XV’s very own Prince Charming—Noctis Lucis Caelum—will become a new challenger in Tekken 7 starting Spring 2018.
It can be seen in the trailer that Noctis can use his trademark Engine Blade to whip up big damage on his opponents whenever in close range and use magic whenever he wants to. Not only that, along with the Noctis playable character, there are other familiar faces that can be seen on a special Hammerhead Garage stage— you just have to keep an eye out for them.
There is no doubt that fans are going crazy after hearing the announcement during the Tekken World Tour Finals. Others even took their excitement to social media, while some couldn’t believe that this would be happening.
Here’s a crowd reaction video from CEOGaming’s Alex Jebailey.
Crowd reaction to the Noctis reveal in Tekken 7. That totally came out of left field. pic.twitter.com/KxFAaUy2GG
— Alex Jebailey (@CEOJebailey) November 13, 2017
According to GameSpot, the sudden reveal was just less than a day after NetherRealm announced the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Injustice 2 as DLC characters. Obviously, fans were stoked to hear the news since nobody expected both big reveals.
Well now, anything is possible; after all, such a crossover has also happened before. There are other Final Fantasy characters who made it outside their very own universe. Take for example Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Strife and Final Fantasy XIII’s Claire Farron, popularly known as Lightning.
Cloud Strife appeared in the Super Smash Bros. 4 game for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in 2015 as one of the six third-party characters in the game together with Capcom’s Mega Man and Ryu, Sega’s Sonic and Bayonetta, and Bandai Namco’s Pac-Man. Meanwhile, Lightning became a model for Louis Vuitton SERIES 4, Spring-Summer 2016 collection and a Nissan car seller in China.
The fighting game Tekken 7 is already out and available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.