Tekken 7 Announces Negan From The Walking Dead As Playable Character

Negan from The Walking Dead is coming to Tekken 7 as part of Season 2's DLC. A couple of familiar faces will accompany him, too.

You can see the lineup in the new trailer here:

This was announced during Evo, a fighting game tournament in Las Vegas, despite the title's producer previously saying Negan would be "too weak" as a character.

Anna Williams and Lei Wulong will be making a return alongside the zombie surviving badass, who will obviously be partnered with his infamous barbed wired bat Lucille.

It's not the first time Namco's Tekken 7 has dabbled in cross-overs, as Season 1's DLC welcomed Fatal Fury's Geese Howard and Noctis from Final Fantasy XV.

No pricing or structure has been announced for Season 2 so far, but we reckon you'll be able to buy the character list as a pack or each person separately if you only want one.

As you can see, not all of the new characters have been officially revealed. Neither has a release date; all we know is that Season 2 is "coming soon."

Tekken 7 was actually first launched in March 2015, but only as a limited arcade release in certain parts of Japan.

It was commercially available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC in June last year, and is the ninth instalment to the much loved fighting franchise.

Will you be buying this new content? Or do you think Katsuhiro Harada should have stuck by his original comment? Let us know.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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