Showing posts with label Bandai Namco. Show all posts
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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Elden Ring Announced

Created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin, fantasy action RPG game Elden Ring is announced by From Software at E3 2019.

Long after a rumor of an epic collaboration between Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin spread out, their upcoming project Elden Ring has finally been announced at Xbox E3 2019 briefing.

This much hyped action role-playing game by developer From Software is seemingly to become a spiritual successor to Dark Souls. Recently, a brand-new trailer launches portraying similar dark and ominous tones of their past games.

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Elden Ring Announced

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A cinematic teaser of a very mysterious plotline for the game only gives away shade of another fantasy saga.




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The trailer opens up showing an unknown figure who is presumably a divine blacksmith of some sort and repeatedly hitting a shiny object with a hammer like tool. With each impact, his body is cracked a little more and he collapses after a final blow.

A person wearing a crown holds up a severed arm of another by partially wearing it and six creepy looking hands approaches from darkness. They slowly proceed to uplift the bearer to light when the severed arm suddenly moves.

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A red-haired female warrior prepares for an oncoming battle by attaching a prosthetic arm. We then see a knight in armor swiftly stabs a hulking enemy with a spear, which led to sky turning fiery red and the defeated opponent set ablaze in flames.

While these events all run in parallel, legend of Elden Ring is described by an unseen narrator as an artifact of unimaginable power that could command stars and beyond but now, someone or something has unleashed an unthinkable disaster by breaking it.

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Early leaks and rumors had it that creators have taken some inspiration from Celtic and Norse mythology during its build up. Players are supposed to roam from different kingdoms to take out their ruler in quest of acquiring their power.

Opening shots of a cut off arm could be some form of ritual and a battle scene with red sky may be from aspects of confronting those monarch figures. Although confirmed to be an open-world game, there would be significant focus on RPG elements.

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Expressing his excitement of working with creator of Dark Souls and From Software studio, George R.R. Martin stated the following.

Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki-san and his team was a treat! The graphics, mythos, and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can't wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them.

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Hidetaka Miyazaki will be serving as game director and he revealed that development for the game started as soon as they were done with DLC expansions for Dark Souls III, meaning development is ongoing for past two years.

Elden Ring is currently set to release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and though no official release date has been confirmed by developer From Software or publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment just yet, it may arrive sometime in early 2020.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

George R.R. Martin Hints at From Software Collaboration Rumor

Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin rumored to be in collaboration with From Software for a Souls-like game.

You can easily tell that after launching Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developer From Software is already up to their next project. Reports say that two unannounced projects are currently at works other than Dark Souls: Remastered and Metal Wolf Chaos XD.

Also, now that HBO's fantasy drama TV show Game of Thrones series finale is aired, what would author George R. R. Martin be doing next? Could he get involved in collaboration with the popular Japanese studio for a brand-new video game?

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George R.R. Martin Hints at From Software Collaboration Rumor

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According to a recent Blog post, aside from writing the final two books of Game of Thrones and busy being a producer to five other TV shows, Martin recently has consulted on a video game out of Japan, possibly teasing an early rumor.

Although he is well versed in great world-building elements like dark storytelling and creating fictional kingdoms with dragons in it, it is highly unlikely for next From Software game to be another sequel to Souls franchise.

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In an interview from 2016, Dark Souls series director and From Software president, Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed that there are no plans for a sequel and even if there was one, it would take at least 5 years for them to start developing it.

Reports also say that, this upcoming IP has been in development for nearly three years now and is being referred as "GR". It is likely to be an open-world game that has features like horse riding and would be published by Bandai Namco.

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Could it be Bloodborne 2 or maybe a sequel to Sekiro? The latter has enough potential to carry out its legacy by itself. Or maybe studio stuffs are calling it "GR" by taking first two initials from Martin's name because of his involvement?

Given how Sekiro got a full title reveal at E3 2018 before releasing earlier this year, we probably can expect a reveal for this upcoming project at E3 2019 press conference on June 9, which is only a few weeks away from now.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLC Release Date

Persona 5 character Joker is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on April 17 and Spring Update 3.0 on April 19.

It was announced a day before crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was launched worldwide on Nintendo Switch that Joker from popular JRPG title Persona 5 will join the roster very soon as first DLC fighter.

When this news was revealed at The Game Awards 2018, neither developer Bandai Namco nor publisher Nintendo gave us any definitive date of his arrival but now we have an official release date along with a few other interesting news.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Joker DLC Release Date

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A brand-new video has been released on YouTube channel for Nintendo that details all that is coming to Ultimate.




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So, Joker is coming to SSB Ultimate as game's 76th fighter included in Challenger Pack 1 and this Phantom Thief will be packed with his unique moveset inspired by P5 other than a gun, a knife and grappling hook to latch onto edges of stages.

While fighting his opponents, he can summon his persona, Arsene to lend an extra hand with powerful moves by filling up Rebellion Gauge that takes his down special defense move Rebel's Guard to put up, which also deflects incoming damages.

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Joker Summons Arsene

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For those who were hoping for his fellow Phantom Thieves to appear in some sort of cameo, there is a Final Smash attack called "All-Out Attack" for him to perform where they all show up to collectively beat up the rival player on stage.

Coming on April 17, Challenger pack 1 is priced $5.99 or you can always purchase Fighter Pass for $24.99 only. Although there are no Echo Fighters within the DLC, it offers themed stage Mementos and several iconic music tracks from previous Persona games.

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Persona Themed Stage Mementos

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This 15-minute long video details a lot about Joker and upcoming Spring Update 3.0 that is about to add some free content such as new video editor to share videos online and Stage Builder to create custom stages as they please.

Now that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally added up these features, not only players can replay and share their videos with each other, they can download recommended stages to and jump into those arenas to test them out.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

Square Enix has accidentally confirmed PC version of Octopath Traveler after a Korean rating has teased it earlier.

While working on Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch, developer Square Enix might have never thought of what a phenomenon it would become but players on other platform could never have that experience because of Switch exclusivity.

However, a Korean game rating for a PC version of the game was spotted online last week, which clearly hints at launch of a possible port and that theory is confirmed recently, according to a now-deleted official blog post.

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Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

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No longer remaining an exclusive, players on PC would be able to roam through the land of Orsterra for a magical ride via Steam from June 7. Whether or not there will be any notable changes to upcoming port is not mentioned yet though.

That same rating from Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea also suggests for Bandai Namco to publish the acclaimed JRPG on the region. Previously, release of Super Bomberman R title to PlayStation 4 was leaked similarly by a rating online.

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Players can start by simply picking up from eight different characters of certain abilities to walk on their unique adventurous path. As your quest starts, there are other seven heroes to recruit in your cause and NPCs to interact with upon meeting.

The game employs a battle system that is very easy to get into and features some exciting boss battles. Aside from its beloved character progression elements, it appealed to audience for a distinctive HD-2D style of graphical aesthetic.

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After pleasing critics and players alike, it even becomes one of the best-selling games on the platform. When publisher Nintendo released it on Japan, physical copies of the game was initially sold out in less than a week.

Octopath Traveler is currently available for Nintendo Switch and soon will be heading over to Steam. A prequel game titled Champion of the Continent is announced by Square Enix to arrive on Android and iOS devices later this year.

God Eater 3 Coming to Nintendo Switch

Defeat the Ash Aragami anytime and anywhere when God Eater 3 comes to Nintendo Switch on July 12, 2019.

After releasing third installment of God Eater action role-playing hack and slash game series God Eater 3 back in early February for PC and PlayStation 4, publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment decided to bring it on Nintendo Switch.

With an official release date set for July 12, 2019, they even dropped a trailer showcasing how it would feel like on next-gen Nintendo console, something that developer Marvelous First Studio hinted possibility of during initial launch.

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God Eater 3 Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Witness this promo trailer of how slaying Ash Aragami on the go will feel like when it will arrive on Switch within a few months.




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Heading over to Nintendo hybrid Switch after debuting on modern gaming platforms is a great step that would let everyone jump into monster slaying business anytime and anywhere, be it alone or in a group of friends together.

GE3 is mostly focused team-based play where four-player can join in regular co-op mode aside from experiencing eight-player Assault missions online. It also employs new gameplay mechanics including range of customization to have varied outcomes.

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Player character is a member of an elite group who call themselves God Eaters, wielding a variety of transformable weapons knows as God Arcs and can also use special Burst Arts attacks at times to take down terrifying beasts that threaten our planet.

Switch version of God Eater 3 comes along with exclusive Tales of Vesperia-themed costumes hair styles of Yuri and Estelle as pre-order bonus, provided via a download code. All they need to do is announce an Xbox One version to come later this year.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Humble Store Bandai Namco Publisher Week 2019

Bandai Namco is celebrating a "Publisher Week" on Humble Store with exclusive discounts on a wide range of games.

Publisher Bandai Namco is pretty reputable to fans when it comes to launch fan-favorite titles on different platforms but their claim to fame is doing anime games right and bringing greatness like Dark Souls franchise to light.

Keeping those titles in mind, the acclaimed developer/publisher has decided to have fun with many of their published games till date with fans by giving awesome discounts via a "Publisher Week" sale on digital storefront of Humble Store.

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Humble Store Bandai Namco Publisher Week 2019

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Entire "Arcade Game Series" featuring titles like Dig Dug, Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man and Pac-Man are all up for grabs as they are down to a solid 50% cost, charging you only $1.99 each. You literally got no excuse to not take a trip back to nostalgia lane after this one.

Black Clover: Quartet Knights is a game that is all about magic battle action focused around 4v4 team battles. Both its Standard and Deluxe Edition are available to claim for half their original price in exchange for loads of content including a Season Pass.

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Black Clover: Quartet Knights is 50% Off

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A sequel to action role-playing game of Dark Souls series, Scholar of The First Sin is an updated and worthy edition of Dark Souls II. Everything you have learned and mastered from original release is completely overhauled and on sale for $9.99 only.

Then jump on to Dark Souls III going for 75% off or just the Deluxe Edition on 70% drop to draw epic conclusion to an acclaimed trilogy. Also bag in "Ashes of Ariandel" and "The Ringed City" add-on DLCs or just get the Season Pass for half the price.

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Dark Souls III Deluxe Edition is 70% Off

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Fans of Dragon Ball universe can have some fist-fighting action with 2D fighting game Dragon Ball Fighterz by developer Arc System Works that won multiple awards in "Best Fighting Game" category and is currently going down 60% on its actual retail price.

You can venture some more with Goku and friends into a fighting role-playing experience by bagging either or both of Dragon Ball Xenoverse with or without Season Pass and its sequel, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 at whooping 75% discount.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 and 2 are 75% Off

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Beloved Japanese characters Deku, All Might, Shigaraki and many more from superhero manga series My Hero Academia are assembling for My Hero One's Justice. Although a 33% money off doesn't seem much exciting, it still saves you $19.80 on spot.

Fans of Naruto anime and manga can't really afford to pass a fighting game on the series even though they are average, which is why Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm and Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker titles are having up to 75% discount in this sale.

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Naruto Shippūden and Shinobi Striker are 75% Off

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Backed with a favorable reception and a considerable commercial success; Ni No Kuni Ii: Revenant Kingdom action RPG is now accessible at 50% less charge. Or just get the full game bundled with expansion packs in The Prince's Edition.

Next up, comes another burning offer on one more fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood from developer Spike Chunsoft. Inspired by pirate legend Monkey D. Luffy, current price tag came down to a quarter of actual price after reduction.

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One Piece: Burning Blood is 75% Off

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Original Project CARS title from motorsport racing simulator series is available for $7.49 only at 75% discount. The sequel, Project CARS 2 and its Deluxe Edition are both up at 67% off but you can simply grab the Season Pass at half price if you got the base game.

Ignoring the success of Soulcalibur series is real tough these days now that it passed two long decades of entertaining the fans. Serving as a reboot to the series, Standard and Deluxe Edition of Soulcalibur VI are offering a flat-out 40% price off.

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Soulcalibur VI is 40% Off

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For a back-to-back ride within action role-playing Sword Art Online game series, grab either one of Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition and Lost Song for less than 20 bucks. Same things go for Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online Deluxe Edition at an astounding 70%.

Fantasy role-playing fans can rejoice with Tales series now as players can have all three of Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria in a great deal of 50-75% discount, which roughly comes under less than $50 in total.

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Another of their renowned fighting game franchise Tekken is offering a 30% off on Rematch Edition for additional content and Ultimate Edition for complete experience of Tekken 7, making them available for $48.28 and $62.99 respectively.

All of the above-mentioned games, add-ons and season pass will be provided via Key that can be redeemed on Steam by simply linking your account with Humble Store and you are good to go ahead for a fun-time adventure with your collection.

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Tekken 7 Rematch Edition and Ultimate Edition are 30% Off

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Some of the games with mixed to very positive reception from different genres like Attractio, Deadcore, Hexodius, Impact Winter, Little Nightmares and titles from Pac-Man franchise will only cost you less than 5 bucks.

Not only Bandai Namco does launch good titles but they are making sure that you can afford it and Humble Store would even donate a portion of the sale to charity. So, it would be a right time to utilize the deal if you happen to already added them to your wishlist earlier.

Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Developers of StudioMDHR are hoping to see Cuphead characters to appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Video game director Masahiro Sakurai hit a new high score with his iconic crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which became the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time by selling over 12 million copies within a month.

Assembling a wide array of fighters into its roster from various different franchises, the game is also bringing more characters for their upcoming DLC releases and most recently, Cuphead developers expressed wishes to see their characters in it as well.

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Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Lately at GDC 2019, game designer and director Jared Moldenhauer expressed his heart's desire to Kirk Scott, manager of publisher and developer relations for Nintendo during a discussion following Nindies Showcase Spring 2019.

I've dreamed of Smash Bros. (Cuphead and Mugman) belong in there. So basically if fans want it, I couldn't see how Nintendo wouldn't want the fans to get what they wanted. I think they would because they support their fans a lot. So if Nintendo was keeping their fans happy, then I'd be more than pleased to make that the easiest transition. Just a piece of paper, we don't need anything. You can have those characters make an appearance.

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Moldenhauer revealed that he would love to see Cuphead and Mugman go up against iconic Ice Climbers duos in SSBU from the legendary retro NES era, because it would be an interesting butting heads in a two versus two that every fan deserves.

If anyone would have suggested something like this a few months prior, the idea would be laughed off immediately but now that indie favorite Cuphead from developer/publisher StudioMDHR is heading over to Switch, it doesn't seem that far-fetched after all.

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Ultimate Two Versus Two?

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It is only days past an official announcement for the acclaimed run and gun title that is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld consoles in April 2019, which previously was an exclusive to Microsoft platforms ever since it released back in September 2017.

Since upcoming Fighters Pass of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo already rumored to feature Steve from Minecraft and Master Chief from Halo franchise, Cuphead brothers would make a fine addition in SSBU for sure.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

One Piece: World Seeker Karma System Revealed

Karma System is introduced for upcoming anime action-adventure One Piece: World Seeker, coming out on March 15.

Only a month away from release, upcoming action-adventure game One Piece: World Seeker from developers Ganbarion and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment will see Pirate Captain Monkey D. Luffy stepping onto Jewel Island for a new journey.

Other than their quest for a treasure, Luffy and his crew will be helping the locals periodically. Before the game eventually launches on March 15, 2019, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a new in-game feature for protagonist is revealed as Karma System.

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One Piece: World Seeker Karma System Revealed

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Below is a bran-new official trailer from Bandai Namco showcasing how the new Karma System works in World Seeker.




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Luffy and the Straw Hats originally came to the new land looking for a fortune only to realize later that they all walked into a trap by warden Isaac. Overpowered by his might, young pirate captain flees and learns about the history of floating Prison.

Between the two fractions of island's residents, Jeanne decides to help Luffy as a leader of rebellion group to liberate their people from marine occupation seeing firsthand how war has torn apart their beautiful land over years.

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Introducing Karma System

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While helping the neighborhood, you will come across some familiar faces and completing these tasks will help you build relationships with local residents via Karma System. Often players will be lead towards new side missions when various objectives are completed.

Upon carrying out those missions assigned to you by either your crew or locals, you either earn some skill points or open new dialog scenes. Sometime Karma System of OPWS rewards you for finishing every given tasks with rare items.

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Traversing Jewel Island

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Luffy would have his iconic Gum-Gum abilities to traverse throughout the map and engage in combat with his enemies using his elastic attacks. Whether you go for frontal attack or sneak up on your foes is entirely up to your play style.

One Piece: World Seeker is currently available for pre-order that would get you exclusive costumes and missions during launch. Celebrate 20th anniversary of the anime with the release of the game and set sail on March 15!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Tekken 7 DLC Character Negan Release Date

Negan from AMC's The Walking Dead is heading to Tekken 7 at the end of February as a DLC character.

Following the inclusion of Akuma, Geese and Noctis into the roster of fighting game Tekken 7, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Studios is bringing Negan, the tyrannical leader of The Saviors from The Walking Dead to make things interesting.

According to a recent announcement from EVO Japan 2019, Negan will be joined by one of the babes of Tekken, Julia Chang as DLC fighters and they both will be arriving on February 28, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Tekken 7 DLC Character Negan Release Date

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Check out the official DLC character announcement trailer released by Bandai Namco displays brief gameplay bits of the characters.




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Negan is one of the four guest characters coming to the game, who hail from popular AMC television show The Walking Dead and revealed back in Evo 2018 to join new season of characters as a surprise downloadable content.

In the short spanned video above, Negan beats the hell out of his opponents with his iconic barbed-wired baseball bat, swinging it in full force before stopping at game director Katsuhiro Harada asking if he is debuting through next update or not.

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Swing Big With Negan

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Designed on the likes of actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Saviors' leader throws some of his lines form the show at his rivals in between his skull-bashing fest. Negan would be a nice treat for both fans of Tekken and The Walking Dead series for sure.

Similarly, Julia streams online her entire session of beating down Armor King effortlessly on the same clip. Upon release, players can purchase Julia Chang and Negan respectively for $5.99 and $7.99 only among the other six fighters of Tekken 7 Season 2.