Over the weekend, Capcom announced Street Fight X Tekken
at the San Diego Comic-Con. Street Fighter's producer Yoshinori Ono interrupted the Capcom panel to show off a new trailer and gameplay videos. Street Fight X Tekken
will use the same game engine that powered the recent Street Fighter IV
games. Tekken fighters will be translated into the iconic art direction that Street Fighter IV
is now known for. There will also be a tag team ability for the game as well.
The development teams will handle their own in-house properties. That means that Capcom will only be developing the Street Fighter half of the game while Namco is handling the Tekken half. The teams will not be talking to each other or trading information. It will be interesting to see how they sew this game together.
The game will not be out for "a while". Speculation has it set for a 2012 release.
Oh yeah! If you were expecting more large announcements about the game? Don't hold your breath. According to Famitsu (via VG247), you won't get any huge details pertaining to the game until Captivate 2011.
THE HEAVYWEIGHTS OF THE FIGHTING WORLD COLLIDE AS CAPCOM ANNOUNCES STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN
London, UK – July 24 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today announced that Street Fighter X Tekken is in development for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®. The title will make history as fighters from these two bastions of the fighting genre come together for the very first time.
Utilising the same technology that powered Street FighterTM IV & Super Street FighterTM IV, TekkenTM characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams will make the transition into the Street FighterTM universe having been re-imagined using the much loved art style of these seminal titles; while retaining their unique characteristics and signature moves as they go head to head with classic brawlers from the Street Fighter franchise in what promises to be the ultimate match up.
As in Street Fighter IV, gameplay will feature fully realised 3D character models battling for domination in both new and familiar highly detailed 2D environments that are brought to life with engaging animations. In addition to modes such as Versus and Training that will feature new enhancements to make the fighting experience more in-depth and enjoyable, Street Fighter X Tekken will include Tag Team combat where players select two fighters to deliver knockout assist attacks and special combos.
The announcement, which took place at Comic-Con in San Diego in front of thousands of Street Fighter fans, was made by the Producer of Street Fighter X Tekken, Yoshinori Ono, and Tekken series Director, Katsuhiro Harada. Commenting on the origins of this project Yoshinori Ono said: “This is history we’re making. Two fighting games that have rivalled each other are finally standing on the same stage. This isn’t just a showdown between Tekken and Street Fighter, but a decisive battle for Capcom and Namco Bandai Games. So I’m going to give it my all.”