Comic-Con 2014: Tekken X Street Fighter Remains in Development

Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada reassures us the crossover hasn't been canceled.

Despite nothing being heard from the game in some time, Tekken X Street Fighter is still in development, Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada confirmed today.

Asked whether development on the game continues, Harada said through his translator (and Tekken designer), Michael Murphy, "It's still in development, and it is moving forward, but that's on the development side. So obviously, with all of the products, there's that special timing that we need for that to have its own spotlight. So on the marketing side, it's a special situation, but we can say that it hasn't been cancelled, so please relax."

It was almost four years ago to the day that a pair of crossover games featuring Street Fighter and Tekken were announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2010. Capcom's offering, Street Fighter X Tekken, came out less than two years later, but updates on Bandai Namco's title have been hard to come by. Harada confirmed it was still in development last year and indicated Bandai Namco was seeking "the right time" to release it. Earlier this year, it was included on the company's official release schedule for 2014, but without a specific release window attached.

Harada was involved with a panel that covered the recently announced Tekken 7 at SDCC today. Not much was revealed beyond the fact that fights will be one-on-one. The gameplay was also said to be unfinished, which is why the teaser trailer that was shown (above) offered no glimpse of the game in action.

After so many years of waiting for Harada and Bandai Namco's take on blending of the Tekken and Street Fighter series, what are your expectations for the game at this point? Let us know in the comments.

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Discussion

16 comments
jark888
jark888

The team from Namco that have made Tekken's computer graphics so far are on par with Square Enix top notch quality.

razor_rj
razor_rj

They are problably scratching their heads thinking how to make SF ranged characters usefull, since you can just side step a haduken lol

179107199999
179107199999

Heihachi has too many kids running around. Hey he does care for Kazumi. But...he probably doesn't know his little girl had the Devil gene in her. Let's see how long this love of Father and Daughter lasts LOL

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I'm still really unsure about how this is going to go. The concept sounds interesting, but Tekken has always had most characters boast over 100, sometimes 200 attacks. How they'll make the SF characters fit without, much like what happened with SF X Tekken, getting rid of a ton of attacks I've no clue.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Keeping the hungry wolves at bay aren't they? They better have something to show otherwise they'll be eaten alive!!!

danusty
danusty

I'll believe it when I see it

DrKill09
DrKill09

...um, I thought it already came out?

meedokicky
meedokicky

well I am looking forward to Tekken 7 more than TxSF. so it is cool.


Okay this trailer is much better now. and omg! Heihachi's manly tears!!!! lol

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

Well I still can't wait for this or anything that has Tekken in it.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Zero expectations at this point....had it not been for this article, I don't think I would have even remembered it

deadpen
deadpen

@barleybosh Lets wait till we get a decent Mortal Kombat before getting another PG-13 one.

blackace
blackace

@DrKill09 That was SF X Tekken, which is on Xbox 360, PS3 & PSVita. I have it on the PS Vita and it's pretty impressive. I was hoping it would be upgraded for the XB1 and PS4, but that probably won't happen anytime soon.