At Comic-Con last year, Capcom and Namco announced an unprecedented, unbelievable crossover was on the cards, with two games in development mashing together the Street Fighter and Tekken universes. Tekken X Street Fighter
is a 3D fighter being developed by Namco on the Tekken 6 engine, while the confusingly titled Street Fighter X Tekken
is a 2D fighter developed by Capcom and using the same ink artstyle of SFIV.
Fresh out of their Captivate event, Capcom have released trailers, screenshots and details about their Street Fighter/Tekken crossover - that's Street Fighter X Tekken
Embedded below is a cinematic trailer for the game, followed by a gameplay trailer:
Thanks to the trailers, we now know ten characters of the game's roster, although so far there's no real surprises. From the Street Fighter universe, we've got Ryu, Ken, Guile, Chun-Li and Abel; and from the Tekken 'verse: Kazuya, Nina, King, Marduk and Bob. The press release states that there will be "dozens of playable characters" in the final game.
The core fights in SFxT will be 2-on-2 matches, requiring strategic tagging and teamwork that fighting fights are no doubt familiar with by now, as well as utilising both characters for special combos and throws. Taking its cue from Tekken Tag Tournament
, if one character is KO'd, the round will end - but unlike TTT, characters don't recover energy when tagged out.
While the gameplay mechanics and engine are based on Street Fighter IV
(and the art style obviously is similar to SFIV), Capcom have stated that both have been refined to suit both SF and Tekken players, while the controls will "feel familiar for fans of both series" while being entirely new in their own right. SFxT will use Street Fighter style 6-button controls and projectiles, as well as SFIV's EX, Ultra and Super combos, while utilising Tekken's juggle-heavy combos and spacious environments, with new features to both franchises mixed in for good measures (such as MvC-style launcher moves).
The game will also feature robust online features, taking all the online functionality that Super Street Fighter IV
hosted, as well as "totally upgraded online functionality and some new surprises."Street Fighter X Tekken
has no release date yet, but expect it some time in 2012.