Noct messing around.
Players of Tekken 7 will have the opportunity to add another character to their roster as of next week, when Noctis Lucis Caelum, protagonist of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV, is made available as a DLC character on March 20.
The news was accompanied by a promotional trailer showing off Noctis within the game, which you can see below:
Noctis’ fighting style appears to be drawn directly from his appearance in Final Fantasy XV, mixing up his standard swordplay with his signature teleportation technique, as well as various magic attacks that look to reflect that game’s flashy, powerful magic system. He’s also shown to have access to a variety of weapon types
Judging by the video, there will be plenty of throwbacks for fans of Final Fantasy XV, with Noctis showcasing several outfits throughout the trailer, including fishing gear, his royal suit and the garments worn by an older Noctis during the game’s climax, as well as the Choco-Mog and Assassin variants that were made available during FFXV’s various festival events.
Noctis also brings with him a new stage for the game, with Cid and Cindy’s Hammerhead Service Station serving as a new battleground.
For more on Tekken 7, check out our review of the game, where we praise its accessibility and customisation options. Or take a look at Tekken creator Katsuhiro Harada’s attempt to take on the game on Ultra Hard mode.
Matt Davidson is a freelance writer for IGN, who is firmly of the opinion that you can never have enough Noctis. You can follow him on Twitter if that’s your jam.