Tekken 7 is still going strong with DLC characters, but we think it's safe to say nobody saw the latest addition to the fighting game's roster coming. Get ready to kick butt as a Final Fantasy character, specifically Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV.
Also not new to the series is the idea of crossovers, with Street Fighter's Akuma already included on the Tekken 7 fight card. Still, we were a bit surprised to learn that the next DLC combatant is none other than Noctis, the princely sword-wielder from Final Fantasy XV. But while Noctis usually has a trio of brosephs at his side in his own game, he'll be fighting solo when he steps into the Tekken 7 ring.
In the reveal trailer, we get a look at a familiar radio playing a familiar tune in a familiar gas station while a phone rings in the background. Next thing you know, Noctis answers the phone and receives a mysterious request from one of his contacts. The scene looks like it was pulled directly from Final Fantasy XV, as Noctis walks out of the gas station and receives a mission start notification. His three bosom pals offer to take care of the mission for him, but Noctis insists he'll be handling things personally.
While I never would have expected this particular crossover, Noctis definitely looks at home in the world of Tekken, and he looks like he'll be a lot of fun to control.
Sadly, it looks like we'll be waiting a while before we can take him for a test drive. Noctis will be part of the DLC 3 pack, which isn't due out until next springs. But hey, if you stick around until the end of the trailer, you'll get a silly fishing scene to help tide you over.
Square Enix sure is going full-tilt with FFXV. They've got cooperative DLC rolling out and another crossover event with Assassin's Creed Origins going on. If nothing else, it's kind of cool to see them stay focused on one game for an extended period. But now for the big question: Which game series will they have a crossover event in next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.