Street Fighter X Tekken adds Final Fight, Soulcalibur characters

Comic-Con 2011: Street Fighter producer gives an update on a possible Darkstalkers game and crossover fighter's latest additions: Poison and Yoshimitsu.

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Who was there: Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono took to the stage to talk about various projects he has been working on, including Street Fighter X Tekken.

What they talked about: Ono began his talk with a slide that said "Darkstalkers are not dead." He mentioned that he went back to his bosses in Japan with evidence that there was support for a Darkstalkers game in the form of a picture of Comic-Con 2010 attendees holding up dollar bills, pledging their support for a new game in the fighting series. Ono said that wasn't enough, so he asked Comic-Con 2011 attendees to hold up a $10 bill (or even a $20 bill) so he could take another picture and show it to his bosses. The crowd obliged.

He then went on to the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network versions of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, both of which feature GGPO netcode (a preferred method for online play among the fighting community) as well as a new tournament mode and the usual assortment of visual filters. Ono thanked the fans for helping to make that happen. Ono then discussed Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and said that based on the Comic-Con audience's reaction (or lack thereof) to him talking about it, he was guessing that fans are not entirely pleased. But he was ready with a slide that asked fans to send balancing and retuning comments to Capcom-Unity or to Ono's Twitter feed.

Before getting to Street Fighter X Tekken, Ono showed a single slide of a Hello Kitty dressed as Chun-Li. He said that he couldn't mention what this project was by name but that fans could probably guess what it's about.

As for Street Fighter X Tekken, Ono detailed some of the gameplay mechanics. The first he showed was called cross rush, which is basically a combination system that lets players tag into their partners, who will then complete the combination. He also showed switch canceling, which lets players switch characters at will. Additionally, Ono said that all characters would have super art moves like Ryu's "Shinku Hadouken," but all of the Tekken characters would have completely original super art moves since the Namco franchise has no comparable technique. The final two gameplay mechanics were for super charge and cross assault. Super charge lets you charge a special move up to three levels, but at the third level, it automatically turns the move into a super art without using any of the cross gauge that normally depletes with the use of a super art. Finally, cross assault is like the dramatic battle mode from the Alpha series, only Ono claims it's more strategic, but he failed to elaborate on what that meant.

Ono then gave a glimpse of the new characters announced for the game this week, including Dhalsim and Poison from the Street Fighter universe, as well as Steve and Yoshimitsu from the Tekken universe. Interestingly, Ono also showed a trailer with other characters that have yet to be officially announced as part of the roster, such as Mike Haggar, Guy, Cody, and Hugo.

The takeaway: In talking about Street Fighter X Tekken, Ono took a lot of time to highlight his "feud" with Tekken producer Harada via a skit that showed the two battling through 13 challenges to determine whether or not Harada would be included in the roster. Still, it was good to see Darkstalkers is still on Ono's mind and that he has a sense of humor about his work.

Discussion

140 comments
yukimura82
yukimura82

A little late on this post, but capcom is'nt the only company who milks franchises, this is just the state of the gaming world right now, Example: Bethesda

 

chrisangelo2k7
chrisangelo2k7

One thing is for sure: I will never ever ask Julia for a back massage. Poor Ryu...

steve4532
steve4532

TEKKEN X STREET FIGHTER BRUCE VS SAGAT !!! . ADAON VS BRYAN FURY !!!

steve4532
steve4532

wheres bruce irvin and adon and bryan fury we already have sagat :)

a_sacked_lunch
a_sacked_lunch

A darkstalkers game is a MUST MAKE. Point Blank Period. Heck they can even make a new power stone or at least add characters from the games in these new crossover titles!!! *foams at mouth* I would love to play as a power stone character in mvc3.

albatraum
albatraum

Anyone know the song in this?

ash162
ash162

My dream union! Gonna look out for this one..

rey2
rey2

A bit sour watching Haggar get beat in the intro.

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

im just saying...... Andore is enough to make me get this game!

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

I see no Soul Calibur characters in this article.

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

I'll wait for the review. But I do want Capcom do a Mega Man ( or Mega Man X ) game! HELL! get a outside developer to do it!

regix416_basic
regix416_basic

I didn't know Capcom was getting THAT silly with this opportunity... what's next? Are Seung Mina and Sophitia going to show up in this game too?

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

@Warlord_Irochi Leave it to Capcom to ruin an otherwise perfectly fine female character.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@RabidBurp That's 100% correct. Was just pointing that Poison being a guy became the official story :)

Santesyu
Santesyu

Was gonna get this but, I bought Super street fighter then I bought Super street fighter arcade edition, then theres even more DLC I still need to get for the game. Nether the less I have given up on capcom and there fighting games, I am waiting on Namco version of Tekken X Street Fighter personally.

slvrraven9
slvrraven9

you know, for years i craved a new darkstalkers game. i cant say id be so happy to get one now. ive played SF4 and SSF4 and MVC3 and while i must say that they are all solid fighting games....(well not as much so with MVC3) with the practice that capcom has had with their recent fighting games, releasing one game and then a "revamped" version of the same game a year later, youd have to be solid foolish to think they wouldnt do the same to darkstalkers, or rival school/project justice, or power stone.......(well maybe not so much power stone) but definatly with the fighting franchises going the way that theyre going, i certainly see forthcoming milkage of anything else they try to put out...

karloss01
karloss01

Poison and Yoshimitsu have both appeared in street fighter and tekken respectivly. if they added darkstalker and soul calibur characters in they might as well rename the games Capcom X Namco and Namco X Capcom.

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

@Warlord_Irochi In the Final Fight games, Poison was originally a woman, but they changed her into a newhalf to avoid insulting the USA when the game was met with criticism for "beating up women" in a video game.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

But...isn't Yoshimitsu also a Tekken original? I mean, I know he's also a SoulCalibur character, but it confuses me as to why they're adding two characters of the same name.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@RabidBurp They already have the official story (Wikipedia copypaste): Capcom. Capcom Classics Collection Vol. I. (Capcom). Level/area: Final Fight biographies. (2005-09-27) "Poison grew up in a Los Angeles orphanage. Even though Poison is a guy he chooses to wear women's clothing. He, err, she even feels that fighting is the best way to stay in shape and maintain her looks." Sorry to disappoint you ^^;

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@dman123_1 "She" was an enemy in Final Fight, not playable ;)

Bboyjhin
Bboyjhin

im going to get this for my psp vita

cathorse
cathorse

The best time to play a fighter is when its new. I may not like that capcom are releasing umvc3 in the same year as the original, I have to admit though i much prefer it to nothing good for 10 years. Still beats being a shooters fan there a good one of them out each month. Anyway like i said Fighters are far better at release cause everyone is more or less at the same level and its at its most active. Trying to pick up 3S is gonna be hell for allot of people and there gonna get bodied by people who have been on it for years. If theres an update coming for sfXt in a years time (no sooner) I will be very happy. Cause im a fan of Fighting games

LilRoss2k3
LilRoss2k3

i came here to call out these fools for saying yoshimitsu is a soul calibur character....yet i see not mention of soul calibur in the article. i've been bamboozled.

DepressionMoon
DepressionMoon

Where's the mention of Soul Calibur characters. Was that just put into the headline to get me to click on the link?

dman123_1
dman123_1

poison has been around the street fighter universe for a while.. she is only playable on final fight though

megakick
megakick

There is Namco IP in the game whether Capcom has permission to make Super Capcom x Tekken Tournament Edition I don't know. I guess the writers don't do much research or are not very big video game fans... Yoshi is from Tekken.

Tekknight
Tekknight

@Habast I was thinking the same thing. Yoshimitsu was in Tekken first! Though I think he fits better in SoulCalibur! I always hated how in Tekken he hardly used his sword. Though SFxT seems to make him use his sword more. I notice in the article there is no SoulCalibur mention though. Misleading Title...

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

I was actually hoping that they wouldn't be in it. Strangely enough I though adding them would ruin the game. I love all three franchises though they are awesome games individually.

nate1222
nate1222

That trailer is cheesey. I'm a fan of the Street Fighter and Tekken games. But the cheesey market-minded, emo rock-rap and cliche'd characters portrayals can go to Hell.

Habast
Habast

@danusty Actually, I've played every Street Fighter except 1 and 3. I guess, if they were in 3 that makes it better. I'm just not a big fan of them.

Habast
Habast

Soul Calibur? Yoshimitsu was a Tekken character first... Misleading title. And I wish they hadn't brought Hugo and Poison in and kept it just SF and Tekken, but oh well. It still looks awesome.

akmex
akmex

1st day purchase for me.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

@megakick Where? You mean Namco X Capcom for PS2 which never left Japan.

Hail23
Hail23

They need to make a Steve (Tekken) VS Balrog (Street Fighter) cinematic trailer since they are both boxers! WHO IS WITH ME ON THAT? Of course I will wait until they come out with a "super" or "arcade" version of the game. :P

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

buying this next year....since we will have a "super" edition, cheaper....and will get it used since i will never support Capcom again

ShaolinTurtle
ShaolinTurtle

Final Fight Kicks Ass 2nd Only to Streets Of Rage

Tso11
Tso11

I don't mean to nit pick but, Yoshimitsu has been a Tekken character from game 1. The article headline is misleading. He was a guest in Soul Calibur.

Henninger
Henninger

Hmm this game is looking better & better.

steve_fox_fm3
steve_fox_fm3

OMG OMG OMG STEVE STEVE STEEEEEEEEEEVE FOX YEAH CAN'T WAIT TO KICK SOME A$$

blackace
blackace

Capcom, please bring Street Fighter Alpha Anthology (HD) to XBLA and PSN. I'd buy that in a heart beat.

megakick
megakick

Nice trailer. Too bad the game will be nothing like the trailer. I will wait for Namco Tekken x Street Fighter. I want a new DOA! There is Capcom x Namco RPG for PS3

Beaugita
Beaugita

This trailer never showed Yoshimitsu. =[ Oh well, I won't be buying this one anyways. I'll wait for Tekken X Street Fighter.

the09system
the09system

Well this has already been a Day One purchase for me, this news just sweetens the deal.

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

definitely won't buy another capcom fighting game. as the others have said, just rent them so you don't have to buy multiple copies of the same game that's been slightly updated. the "super arcade" edition has become a punch line for good reason.

vadicta
vadicta

I'm getting this for the Vita. I love playing fighting games on a handheld :D