Prince Noctis Lucis Caelum, the lead character of Final Fantasy XV, will be joining the Tekken 7 roster in spring 2018, along with a new stage based on one of the RPG's most memorable locations.
Noctis Of 'Final Fantasy XV' To Join 'Tekken 7'
In the Tekken World Tour Finals, Bandai Namco blindsided everyone by revealing that Noctis will be the next DLC character for Tekken 7. The announcement comes less than a day after it was revealed that the next Injustice 2 DLC characters are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for a crazy 24 hours in the world of fighting games.
The reveal trailer for Noctis' arrival to Tekken 7 opens with Noctis answering a phone call from Lars, who is apparently a friend of the prince. Noctis then walks outside, revealing that he is in the Hammerhead Garage where the party first meets Cindy early on in Final Fantasy XV.
Speaking of the party, Noctis speaks with Gladio, Ignis, and Prompto before heading off on his quest. The trailer then cuts into a preview of what Noctis will be like as a Tekken 7 fighter, and he sure looked like a powerful one.
Noctis is able to summon his Engine Blade out of nothingness to deal blows, and even has his Warp Strike abilities and magic at his disposal. The reveal trailer showed Noctis putting his skills to good use as he brought the pain to other Tekken 7 fighters such as Yoshimitsu and Devil Jin.
Reactions To Noctis In 'Tekken 7'
The internet is exploding over the news that Noctis will soon come to Tekken 7, after CEO founder Alex Jebailey uploaded the crowd reaction to the reveal trailer.
Crowd reaction to the Noctis reveal in Tekken 7. That totally came out of left field. pic.twitter.com/KxFAaUy2GG
— Alex Jebailey (@CEOJebailey) November 13, 2017
The reactions have been mixed, as some players are looking forward to Noctis in Tekken 7 while some are scratching their heads on how the prince fits into the fighting game. Twitter user Deezee Kujaku has the perfect response for those who think that Noctis should not be in Tekken 7:
Those of you saying Noctis is out of place for Tekken need to remember that the game also has a Russian/Japanese robot with jet limbs, a detachable head, and chainsaws on her arms. A bear. And numerous people who's fighting styles are /physically impossible/. Anything is game. — KPB | Deezee Kujaku (@Deezee_Kujaku) November 13, 2017
Meanwhile, a random but amazing fact has also started making the rounds:
Fun fact regarding today's announcement of Noctis in #Tekken, Cloud was actually revealed for Smash 4 two years ago on this exact date. pic.twitter.com/muhkn5wbNI — Dragoomba (@Dragoomba) November 13, 2017