Tekken 7 Adding Walking Dead's Negan As A Playable Character

Negan joins the fight.

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The Walking Dead's Negan, who brutalises people with his barbed wire baseball bat Lucille, is coming to Tekken 7 as a playable character. This was announced today at the fighting game tournament Evo in Las Vegas.

Negan is coming to Tekken 7 as part of its Season 2 of content. This will also include returning characters Anna Williams and Lei Wulong. You can see the Season 2 Pass reveal trailer below.

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Last year, Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada said Negan would be "too weak" to be a Tekken 7 character, even with his trademark baseball bat.

Tekken's Season 1 of DLC included crossover characters such as Fatal Fury's Geese Howard and Final Fantasy XV's Noctis. Pricing for Tekken 7's Season 2 Pass hasn't been confirmed yet, but it's expected that you'll be able to purchase Negan and the other characters individually or in a pack.

In GameSpot's Tekken 7 review, Peter Brown said it was an easy game to recommend "Its diverse roster is packed with a wide range of personalities and fighting styles, bolstered by a raucous attitude that begs to be taken seriously while simultaneously mocking its more peculiar whims in the process," he wrote.

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We need new video of Negan to humiliate the reset xDD

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WTF can Negan even do to any of these characters??? His bat Lucile will shatter as soon as it softly touches Kazuyas fingertips lol. Heck Kazuya will just stand there and let the bat hit him and it will break upon contact with Kazuya smirking.

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When are these idiots going to realize that Negan failed? They failed to translate him into a workable character. He ruined the show for 2+ seasons. Now he's going to start invading other totally unrelated franchises? That's stupid even when the character isn't universally reviled. Who the hell is supposed to be excited for this?

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Shoulda been kenny omega or minoru suzuki - legit fighters!

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All I want to know is, when is Chun li coming to tekken 7? :D

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Didnt saw that coming

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Literally, the most interesting thing to have happened to The Walking Dead in years.

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@odolwa99: til rick dies

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Y tho?

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I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand. I won't have to purchase a whole new game. On the other I'm paying more money for a game I already own. I feel like I'm being sold the second half of a game that should have come out when the game released. These companies are trying to change the way they do money grabs. It's as if you have to wait 2 years for a game to fully release to realize after 2 years people aren't playing the game anymore. I knew something was up with certain characters didn't make the cut. Money.

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It's not that I'm opposed to seeing Negan as a guest in a fighting game, but am I alone in thinking this is the wrong franchise for the character? Isn't he more suited for Mortal Kombat, seeing how his major claim to fame is preforming actual finishing moves with his barbed wire baseball bat?

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Until they add a tekken force mode back into the game i have no interest.

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Aw man, I was really hoping for Mr. Belvedere.

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The last gasps of a dying franchise trying to stay afloat by hitching a ride on Tekken? This is hilarious.

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@vega2505: The last gasps of a dying franchise trying to stay afloat by hitching a ride on The Walking Dead.

There, all fixed now ;)

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@aross2004: Don't kid yourself, they are both dying

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@lfebaggins: It was sarcasm, but I know that isn't always easy to see in a post.

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I can't say I'm that excited for Negan... Not even familiar or a fan of the Walking dead much at all but I'm happy Lei and Anna are looking somewhat different and ready to play as well as 3 unmentioned characters. I made a list last night as to who I think would make it and only Lei so far made it. If I were to pick another mean guest character and that I put on my list is Dante from Devil may cry and as a bonus have him in his super devil trigger or Sparda power up. Seriously...

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Fourth horror franchise character in a fighting game!

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surely delores from westoworld would have made more sense

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That's lame as ****, not gonna lie

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so dont suggest unless u really want the character. harada is crazy enough to use anyone if u give him idea.

how about duke nukem, dragonborn and wayne gretzky? pls

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Wow Lei wasn't in until now? Don't really care about guest characters. But at least keep them to fellow game characters imo, kiryu would be more popular.

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Well thats pretty random.

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This is what happens when a franchise loses its focus

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@nabinator: dds

What the fck are you talking about ? Because of a single character? lol

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@zerofrust: Are you just stupid, or blind? This is random as ****

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@nabinator:
Oh It is definitely random but you saying that the franchise lost its focus is exaggeration and borderline retarded. It even makes me question if you even played its latest iteration...The addition of a single character is somehow going to make the whole franchise lose its core? You are demented lol

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@zerofrust The only thing demented is your response. Brah, chill

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Negan in a martial arts game WTF.

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@badboyfx86: At least he will be more than Gon in Tekken 3.

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That's really, really weird.

Add in Kenny Omega!

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Why so much negativity? What makes crossovers bad? I personally love crossovers. They don't have to make sense, it is just plain fun to have them.

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@P00DGE: We hate everything on the internet.

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Because The Walking Dead universe fits perfectly together with the Tekken universe...

Negan would be a much better fit for Mortal Kombat XXL.

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Wouldve made more sense in soul calibur 6.

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Season 2 pass? wth...I bought the complete tekken before release thinking I would get a lot of new characters, in the end they took a year or more to release 2 characters, and now there is a season 2 pass? this must be a joke.

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Edited By CorporalTurner

I said this awhile ago, These fighting games (Tekken, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat) seem to be more and more like those Modded Mugen fighting games with all these characters they add that don't even belong in the franchise at all. lol

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So...when's my boi Kiryu (or better yet, Majima) going to be added to the roster?

I mean...if you're adding a character from a long-in-the-tooth American drama show, then surely you've got a Yakuza character or two in the works. Right, Bamco?

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What?!

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Oh Japan. The cross-over trend really needs to end already. This "guest" character is beyond stupid and a terrible clash with the Tekken roster.

Smells of desperation, in trying to plug a moderately popular western TV show, on its last legs.

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@datriax: clash with the roster? A game with a woman who can summon sprit tigers, two robots, a squid ninja, a guy who can turn Into a demon, a bear and a panda but a guy with a baseball bat give you problems?

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@datriax: The latest season still had an average of 7.6 million views per episode, more than the first two seasons and this is in a time when digital viewing is more than ever. That is still considered a massive success so they will continue to make them. I have never watched the show though.

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The most random guest character addition to Tekken since Gon in Tekken 3 lol. Still can't believe it and wonder how this came to be haha. He's a far better fit for Mortal Kombat than he is Tekken imo.

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WTF?!!! lol

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Wow, that's soo random. I can see him in Mortal Kombat but not Tekken lol

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