Street Fighter versus Tekken, can it work? Yes it can, and below the break you’ll be awestruck by three amazing vids released showing the two flagship fighting titles go head-to-head in nonstop action. It’s Street Fighter X Tekken, and it’s looking like the real deal. More details inside.
Characters in Street Fighter X Tekken come in pairs, as a tag team. You can choose whomever you wish to fight with, but the teams are automatically put together with their own stories as to why they are there and why they teamed up. This, according to vg247.
Pairs shown during Captivate were: Able and Guile; Ryu and Ken; Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams; Craig Marduk and King; and Chun Li and Bob. More partners are to be announced at E3.
Here’s project lead Yoshi Ono:
“As you can see, unlike normally with Capcom, we have announced ten characters at once,” he said through his translator. “More characters are to be revealed in large chunks like this throughout the rest of the year at various events.”
Since the two games have many different styles of fighting, Ono admits there will be difficulty getting some characters to work together, but there’s a method his team is using that’ll make it all possible.
“Because of our criteria, we’re trying to find ones that will be the hardest, the most difficult, and require the most work to get them up and running because it not only makes it more fun for us, but it will make it a more compelling game in the end,” he explained.
“Out of the characters we revealed here, one of the more surprising might be Marduk. I mean, we’ve got some Street Fighter characters that have grappling techniques like him, but none who moves like he does using those kind of moves.
But at E3 this year, and other events, we will be announcing plenty of characters who are maybe more out of left field than Marduk, and more surprising. There might be characters in your head you’re presuming will make it in, but you might actually also be second guessing yourself.
In effect, the Tekken universe has some supremely weird characters. From inanimate objects, to animals, and all sorts of stuff. That might strike you as counter to Street Fighter characters, but it really isn’t. I mean, we’ve long had a guy with limbs that can stretch, or a guy that can throw fire out of his hands or whatnot, so to shove an animal in there or any other kind of wacky character wouldn’t be out of place. Indeed, it can make the game really interesting.
If you are looking at the roster of Tekken characters and thinking some might not make it, broaden your search a bit and don’t just assume that some are going to be cut.”
We’ll have more for you in the future. Meanwhile quench the vids posted below:
More characters will be announced at E3, and it should release in 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360.