The Walking Dead‘s Negan will be a playable character in Tekken 7, the game’s publishers Bandai Namco have announced.
The TV show’s iconic antagonist has been announced among a raft of new characters for Season 2 of Tekken 7’s ‘Season Pass’ scheme.
Introducing a brand new lineup of warriors stepping into the TEKKEN 7 ring! With Season 2 of the TEKKEN 7 Season Pass, fighters such as Anna Williams, Lei Wulong and Negan from AMC's The Walking Dead join the fight! Buy your copy today: https://t.co/SXhI2lW9PE pic.twitter.com/MObvwoUWi4
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) August 5, 2018
Negan’s inclusion in the game was announced alongside two other additions, Tekken stalwarts Anna Williams and Lei Wulong. It was the collaboration between AMC’s hit TV show and the video game institution that turned the most heads, however.
Some questioned whether the baseball bat-wielding villain was a good fit for the Tekken franchise, but others praised the bold move. “You have to look at that as inspiration to think outside of the box and run with those crazy ideas cause that’s a CRAAAAAAAZY move. Love it.” said one user.
Yoooo Negan from The Walking Dead has been added to Tekken 7 ??? I’m sorry, from a creative stand point. You have to look at that as inspiration to think outside of the box and run with those crazy ideas cause that’s a CRAAAAAAAZY move. Love it.
— Khleo Thomas (@KhleoThomas) August 6, 2018
We got Negan in Tekken
So you know the Nintendo Direct is about to announce Rick Grimes ?
— Mazer | NAKAT ?? #Sora4Smash (@darknakat) August 5, 2018
Negan in Tekken. THAT is crazy. So cool.
— Matt Sohinki (@Sohinki) August 5, 2018
hahahahaha what the hell is Walking Dead doing with a crossover in Tekken 7
video games yall
— JP (@itmeJP) August 5, 2018
It’s not the only new meeting of The Walking Dead and video games. Last month a “first-of-a-kind location based augmented reality mobile game,” The Walking Dead: Our World was released on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The game works like Pokémon Go but instead of catching cute Pokémon, you kill zombies. They can appear almost anywhere, while you might also bump into your favoruite characters from the show including Rick, Daryl and more.
Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes – who Lincoln has played since the show debuted in October 2010 – is expected to depart the show during or at the end of its forthcoming ninth season.
The show’s eighth season received mixed reactions from fans following showrunner Scott Gimple’s decision to kill Carl Grimes – one of the shows leading characters – earlier in the season.
Season 9 of The Walking Dead is expected to air in October.