Tekken 7's Next DLC Character Is Final Fantasy 15's Noctis

The next guest character for Bandai Namco's fighting game has been revealed.

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The next Tekken 7 DLC character has been announced--and it's a surprising one. Bandai Namco today announced that Final Fantasy XV's Noctis Lucis Caelum is coming to the fighting game in Spring 2018.

As you can see in the announcement trailer below, Noctis wields his trademark Engine Blade to do a lot of up-close-and-personal damage. He can also use magic. Additionally, you can see that there is also apparently a new Final Fantasy XV stage coming to Tekken 7 with Noctis. Check out the trailer below.

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People on Twitter are basically losing their minds over the announcement that Noctis is coming to Tekken 7. The announcement came less than a day after NetherRealm announced that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming to Injustice 2 as DLC characters. People didn't see that reveal coming, either.

Tekken 7 is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While Noctis isn't coming to the game until 2018, Geese Howard, from the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters franchises, is launching in December--you can see some new gameplay footage here.

For more on Tekken 7, you can read our Tekken 7 review in which GameSpot's own Peter Brown awarded it an 8/10 and stated, "While some of this depth will be lost or out of reach for newcomers, there's enough fun to be had outside of hardcore competition to keep players from all walks of gaming thoroughly entertained."

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Alien-Ouy

He fits SC not Tekken.

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J-007

@alien-ouy: Got a point there but this makes up for Geese and Akuma for me however...Akuma could have more moves than his superior shooting capabilities

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ZeEzO

Who?

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PSYCHOV3N0M

@ZeEzO: Star-Lord man! Ahh forget it!

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dragonsama

This is cool but I think everyone would have preferred a character from another fighting game over him. Personally I would have liked to see Kasumi or Ayane or really any character from Dead Or Alive first.

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Midna

Nice.

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lionheartssj1

Pretty cool way to introduce him.

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videogameninja

Well... that was unexpected.

-CAME OUT OF NOWHERE NINJA APPROVED-

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Risingdawn

Do all his moves use just 1 button?

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GirlUSoCrazy

What? I guess it's not Dino because he's OP. Kill you with that terrible accent and bore you to death with monotonous fetch quests.

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bat725

@girlusocrazy: Fetch quests are an RPG staple. Fallout’s the same way.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@bat725: Yeah but Dino is a special kind of hell

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bat725

@girlusocrazy: Lol that Brooklyn accent is bad.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@bat725: So so bad

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indzman

Noctis is easily BEST Protagonist in FF Universe after Cloud and Lighting. Can't wait to play him again on PC release of FF XV also again :)

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dacontag

And I still don't have my main, Lei Wulong

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@dacontag: It's funny that we got the 2 bears on 2 different slots, but didn't get Lei.

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xOmniCloudx

Doesn't fit at all. Should be in Soul Calibur if they were gong to do this and even there he would look stupid.

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PrpleTrtleBuBum

@xOmniCloudx: Yeah, Noctis would be an awesome super secret bonus character, but otherwise in a game full of skilled martial artists he sticks out. Though after Akuma I guess this is no surprise

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registeredpunk

Damn, Tekken characters look pretty tired and boring and not to mention how low the soundtracks have gone, from the golden age. Street Fighter is facing the same problem these studios are so running out of ideas.

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lorddaggeroff

The assassin's creed festival in final fantasy 15 wasn't the reason why I bought final fantasy 15, it's because I thought it was better then assassin's creed but I know nothing as a tasty pie with cow's milk made with margarine then butter.

What I want in tekken 7 is kojima and the ghost lady(maybe that's for mortal kombat.)

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gamingdevil800

@lorddaggeroff: Assassins Creed Origins was really good best one in the series since AC4 black flag.

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lorddaggeroff

The assassin's creed festival in final fantasy 15 wasn't the reason why I bought final fantasy 15, it's because I thought it was better then assassin's creed but I know nothing as a tasty pie with magerine rather butter.

You do know butters far superior then margerine, as margerine is call of duty and assassin's creed.

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Simulator_Shock

Why tho

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KopyKat81

The Prince of pain has arrived.

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catsimboy

Square Enix guy: When's the next Soul Calibur game coming out? We want shove this character nobody cares about into it!

Bandai Namco guy: Uh, we're not sure when we doing another Soul Calibur game, but Tekken 7 just came out.

Square Enix: Fine let's put our weapon fighter into your martial arts fighting game.

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Xristophoros

please, no more ff xv stuff... the game was such a disappointment and now they are just rubbing salt over the wound. looking forward to some kh3 news if anything. s-e really needs something good to redeem themselves...

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AQWBlaZer91

@Xristophoros: I couldn't agree more but hey, at least we get to kick his backside and put him in his place at least.

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bat725

@Xristophoros: FF15 was pure awesomeness. Took some effort to get past the first couple of chapters, but man that story and gameplay were the bee’s knees!

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dacontag

@Xristophoros: FF15 was the best in the series to me just because the characters and gameplay were so great.

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Xristophoros

@dacontag: well, i will just say that it is amazing how all of us can have such contrasting opinions about things. heck, i even preferred ff13 over ff15 since i enjoyed the battle system and heavy narrative structure like with older games in the series.

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dacontag

@Xristophoros: it's funny. I also thought 13 was good. I didn't play 13-2 nor lightning returns though.

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Xristophoros

@dacontag: me neither, but i have the ff13 sequels sitting on my shelf for when that day comes :D

i hear the series gets better in terms of openness and freedom, but worse with regards to the story. at any rate, i love the gameplay so that should be enough for me.

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LeonsKnnedy

Fishing and taking picture instead of fighting

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LeonsKnnedy

@LeonsKnnedy: Lol just watched the end of the video. Told ya!

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Lembu90

I want Akira Kurusu instead.