Lars Tekken 8 Naruto
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Here's a random bit of trivia for you: Lars' new Rage Art in Tekken 8 — his super move, if you don't know what a Rage Art is — seems to be based on his ultimate attack from Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2.

And yes, before you ask, Lars was in PS3 anime brawler. The maligned son of Heihachi Mishima featured as a playable guest character, complete with his own moveset and unique outfit, designed by Naruto author Masashi Kishimoto. He even has his own background lore in the game, just so that he better fits the universe.

It was a pretty cool crossover, with Lars receiving the aforementioned outfit as a alternate costume in Tekken 6.

Anyway, Lars looks to be channelling his experience as a deadly shinobi in Tekken 8, where his Rage Art has a lot in common with his Storm 2 finisher. But if anything, the Tekken 8 version improves upon the technique, with Lars pulling off a stylish pose at the end.

Here's a quick comparison video from YouTube channel STORM MASTER:

It's a neat reference, and it's got us hoping that Lars will make a return in the upcoming Naruto to Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Connections.

Did you ever play as Lars in Naruto Storm 2? Charge your lightning fist in the comments section below.