This past weekend featured two tournament finales that have been in the works since the beginning of the year, the Tekken World Tour and the E-League Injustice 2 tournament.
Although there were some crazy matchups that came from these two tourneys, they weren’t the most talked about moments. The DLCs that are coming to these games surprised fans as they weren’t expected to make a cross appearance, not since Rash in Killer Instinct. Below are the upcoming DLC for Tekken and for Injustice 2.
Enchantress (Injustice 2)
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It was mentioned earlier that the Atom had a spot on the roster, but fans were curious as to who the other two characters for the DLC Pack 3 were going to be.
In the cinematic trailer, we got that confirmation as June Moone, moon necklace and all, walks by the scene where Raiden and Black Manta apparently got their butts kicked by Atom. She became enraged and began to turn into Enchantress who now looks to have a dislike for the Atom.
The mystical character was discovered by Moone during an exploration in Peru. After being called to by a container in the Tres Osos Caves, the spirit was released and it possessed Moone and lives within her.
She was recruited to the Suicide Squad by Amanda Waller, she hoped to learn to control her newfound power, but the struggle of keeping the witch from fully controlling her keeps Moone from being the hero she wants to be.
Enchantress put an end to the rumors that it was another Mortal Kombat character being added to the game. However, no one saw the last fighter(s) to Injustice 2 being added.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Injustice 2)
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Remember when the game was released and the debate over HellBoy and Spawn being added would make the game more interesting. Who would have thought that NetherRealm would go outside the box and include the Ninja Turtles as their final character(s) for the DLC 3 Pack?
What makes it more interesting about the choice is the nostalgia. These are not the turtles from the latest movies, but the 90s turtles as we see Ralph walk down the alley in the hat in trenchcoat.
Since all four turtles will be featured, the question of how will they be chosen may happen through skins or a new drop down menu, which can make it easier for character change. As far as gear, there are so many possibilities that can be included like the samurai gear from the third 90s film, the Shredder skin, or if you want to really go out of the box, add Venus to the mix. The fifth turtle for those who don’t remember her.
No word yet on when this pack will arrive, but early access to the Atom has been mentioned to be released this week.
Noctis (Tekken 7)
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Just in case the last Final Fantasy game and the inclusion of Cloud in Smash Bros. wasn’t enough, Noctis from Final Fantasy XV will be the next DLC coming to Tekken 7 in the Spring.
The announcement of his feature came during the TWT tournament and the stage that comes with the new character will have some more characters from the FF franchise make an appearance to add to the excitement.
Not much is known about the character outside of the FFVX story, but that mystery is what will make him a dangerous character in the King of Iron First Tournament.
What Does These Characters Mean For The FGC?
With these characters coming to these popular games it can only mean one thing, the creators are listening.
From Abigail, to Black Panther and others in all fighting games, the element of surprise adds excitement to these games which fuels the players desire to pick up their fight stick again.
This is not the end of surprises when it comes to DLCs for fighting games. With Dragon Ball Fighter Z, the arcade edition of Street Fighter V, and more content coming to Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite, fans may want to keep the life alert handy as more shocking surprises will be heading their way as we approach 2018.