Tekken 7 Season Pass 2 Adds Negan from The Walking Dead | Gaming
At EVO 2018, Tekken 7 developer Bandai Namco revealed some of the new fighters joining the fighting game’s roster with Season Pass 2. Two familiar faces were featured prominently in the Season Pass 2 reveal trailer, but the most buzzed about reveal was that of Negan, from AMC’s The Walking Dead TV series.
In total, Tekken 7’s Season Pass 2 will add three characters. The two returners from past Tekken games are Anna Williams, who sports an elaborate black dress in the first trailer for Season Pass 2, and supercop Lei Wulong.
As expected, the footage hypes up the conflict between Anna’s sister Nina, who was part of Tekken 7’s main roster. Theirs is a rivalry that has extended throughout much of the Tekken series, but it will be interesting to see what new dynamics, if any, Tekken 7 adds.
When Lei Wulong was first introduced in Tekken 2, he was meant to pay homage to Jackie Chan. Since then, Lei has been a part of the series’ mainline entries, which makes it surprising that he is just now joining the roster.
Of course, the major talking point for the Tekken 7 Season Pass 2 trailer will be Negan, who makes the jump from TV to video game by way of The Walking Dead. Unfortunately, the trailer only features a brief silhouette of Negan, so fans will likely have to wait until a little later for an official look at the character.
As far as details are concerned, it does seem that Bandai Namco obtained the rights to Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s likeness for Negan and the character will be brandishing his trademarked bat Lucille. Presumably, the barbed wire-covered bat will help give Negan more range than the average Tekken character, assuming that he uses it as his main form of combat.
All told, it appears that Tekken 7 Season Pass 2 will have a little something for everybody. Longstanding Tekken fans will see the return of two very familiar faces, while non-Tekken fans might consider checking the game out to see what Negan brings to the table as yet another crossover character. There is currently no release date for Season Pass 2 but fighting game fans can expect more news in the coming months.
Tekken 7 Season Pass 2 will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.