Negan, Cooler, Seung Mi-na, oh my! Bandai Namco announces new fighters for three of its games

Earlier at this year’s EVO, Bandai Namco announced some new surprising announcements regarding Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and SoulCalibur VI. From Tekken 7’s season pass to the arrival of veteran characters in SoulCalibur VI, there was something for every fighting fan (and Walking Dead fan as well)!

Your eyes do not deceive you, your pounding heart does not betray you; Negan from AMC’s The Walking Dead is making his way into TEKKEN 7 to deal a world of pain in the TEKKEN universe. Negan, beloved by fans of The Walking Dead for his charismatic yet sinister demeanor, is ready to destroy all challengers, regardless of their stature in the TEKKEN universe.

Lei Wulong makes his long-awaited return to TEKKEN, this time sporting some new threads, new attitude, and his deadly Tiger, Crane, Leopard, Snake, and Dragon styles. True Lei Wulong fans will also enjoy the return of Lei’s Drunken Master style to the TEKKEN 7 arena!

Anna Williams returns to wreak havoc in TEKKEN 7 and to drive her sister, Nina Williams, crazy! As the personal bodyguard of Kazuya Mishima and the second-in-command of the G Corporation, Anna doesn’t only have the intelligence to run circles around her opponents, she’s got the deadly fighting skill to back-up her killer looks as well.

Cooler, the eldest son of King Cold and elder brother to Frieza joins the growing cast of characters in DRAGON BALL FighterZ, bringing a world of pain and destruction in his wake. With a calmer and more analytical mind compared to Frieza, Cooler approaches opponents with more caution, finding ways to ensure the defeat of his enemies rather than acting on blind rage, power, or ego.

Goku and Vegeta, in their original outfits, will be available for download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM on August 8th. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is available now in the Americas for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM. The Nintendo Switch version of DRAGON BALL FighterZ is slated for launch in the Americas on September 28, 2018.

Finishing our EVO 2018 Announcement Round-up, both Astaroth and Seung Mi-na are entering the SOULCALIBUR VI arena to slice-up opponents and vanquish foes as they join the latest chapter of the stage of history in the SOULCALIBUR universe.

Astaroth, created by a cult who worshipped the Greek god Ares to locate Soul Edge, returns with his giant axe in-hand and a deadly attitude in tow. Swinging his giant axe with great strength, only the most skilled warriors stand a chance before Astaroth in the arena of battle. Astute opponents may be able to exploit Astaroth’s lumbering speed to their own advantage with quick strikes and dodges. Weak opponents should just prepare for destruction.

Seung Mi-na was born to battle. Having grown up in the famous Korean Seong Dojang headed by her father, her formative years were spent around weapons of all types, many of which she learned to use quite well or even better than her father. When denied the chance to join the military to protect Korea from invaders due to her gender, she took on the mission to locate Soul Edge to prove herself to her nation.

SOULCALIBUR VI will be launching in the Americas for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM on October 19, 2018.

Check out the trailer for Tekken 7’s season pass 2 (in all its Lucille-style glory), read up on our reviews of Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ as well as our Soulcalibur VI preview, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

Elisha Deogracias is an aspiring accountant by day, freelance writer by night. Before writing for Gaming Trend, he had a small gig on the now defunct Examiner. When not being a third wheel with his best friends on dates or yearning for some closure on Pushing Daisies, he's busy catching up on shonen manga and wacky rhythm games. Mains R.O.B. in Smash. Still doesn't know if he's a kid or a squid.

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