Gaijin Games has included characters from other indie games in the past. Super Meat Boy and Commander Video go way back, apparently. While it's not shocking to learn that the upcoming Good Friends DLC for Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will bring in some new pals to run with, it is surprising to learn who they are.

Gaijin was able to secure Raz from Psychonauts and Quote from Cave Story and bring them into the wonderful Bit.Trip world. There are five other indie game characters that will also be included, but have yet to be revealed.

The studio will unveil the remaining five characters throughout the week, leading into its launch on Steam this Thursday. Releases on the Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360 will follow at undisclosed dates, and at equally undisclosed prices.

UPDATE: We contacted Gaijin Games and learned that this DLC will be a character pack only, and that there are no additional levels. Future DLC is up in the air and dependent upon how the Good Friends pack performs.

Gaijin has revealed several new characters from the pack as well. Dr. Fetus, the archnemesis of Super Meat Boy and Josef from Machinarium have both been revealed to be members of the Good Friends seven.