POSTED: Sunday, August 5th, 2018
7 Season 2 Brings Lei Wulong, Anna Williams, 3 Unannounced Fighters
from The Walking Dead
the conclusion of TEKKEN 7's finals at EVO '18, Bandai Namco's
Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray took the stage. After thanking fans
for supporting TEKKEN 7 at EVO for the last 4 years, the team
dropped a new trailer confirming a previously rumored Season 2 for TEKKEN 7! Two
fan-favorite legacy characters, Lei Wulong and Anna Williams, will make
their return in TEKKEN 7, in addition to 3 more (unannounced)
characters. Last but not least, a collaboration with AMC's The Walking
Dead will bring Negan into TEKKEN 7 as a guest character. [UPDATE]
art & screenshots added.
The beginning of the
trailer also teases New Rage Drives and Wall Bounce Moves...
but this gameplay update has yet to be explained by Bandai Namco.
Currently, Geese Howard is the only character in TEKKEN 7 with a
move that creates a wall bounce. More details on these new mechanics
course I'm ecstatic about Lei, Anna, and 3 more
characters coming to the game (that's way more characters than I was expecting for Season
2)... but I pretty much hate
the idea of Negan in TEKKEN.
Negan is probably the least-likeable character from The Walking Dead
(and precisely marks the point when the writing on the show turned to shit).
Just my opinion, of course, but that's around the time I stopped watching
the show - and I used to actually like TWD quite a bit.
Namco has proven they can make any character work in TEKKEN, but Negan seems like
a very "odd" choice. I'm not sure I believe it. To me, it seems
like the perfect opportunity for a "bait and switch". You
never know with Harada. Walking Dead itself is (supposed to be) an unpredictable
show, too. Season 9 of TWD is scheduled to
premiere in October 2018, so I wonder if this will coincide with Negan's
debut in TEKKEN? They've been building up Negan's death forever
he'll probably die this season... right?
Then there's the whole Glenn thing. *Spoiler
Alert* Glenn was
one of the first main characters Negan killed (brutally) on the show. Glenn is Korean, and
was loved by the fans. Some
people were even offended by how he was killed. Ohh wait... don't a lot of Koreans play
TEKKEN and win EVO(s) and stuff?
Something seems fishy here. But I
digress... here's my early speculation / prediction regarding Negan in TEKKEN 7... just for fun.
forget, I did predict
Geese Howard in TEKKEN 7 before there was any clue Geese
Howard would be anywhere near TEKKEN. (Just saying.)
thing I am actually excited about is a Walking Dead stage... they
have tons of options. I'd vote for
the prison or the farm as the new stage. (The first 3 seasons of TWD
were great.) Anyhow, stay tuned for further impressions. Thanks
for reading my humble opinions.
Ohh, and a bonus "TEKKEN Zombie Force" beat-em-up mode
would be pretty cool too. Did I mention I hate Negan as a character?
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