Street Fighter X Tekken hits PS Vita October 23

Capcom dates portable version of crossover fighter, retail version to come with codes to download 12 additional characters, new costumes for original roster.

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The latest Capcom fighting game crossover's crossover to the PlayStation Vita finally has a date. The publisher today announced that Street Fighter X Tekken will debut on Sony's portable October 23.

Tekken's Lei is just one of the 12 new fighters being added to the game.

The PS Vita version of the game will arrive in stores packed in with two download codes. One code will unlock 12 additional characters for the game (bringing the roster to 55), while the other--included only with the first production run of the game--will grant users alternate costumes for the 38 characters shared by the original PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions. On top of that, customers who preorder from certain retailers will receive yet another code to download alternate costumes for the 12 new characters. It is not clear which of these enticements will be included for players who download the game directly from the PlayStation Store, and Capcom had not responded to inquiries as of press time.

The 12 additional characters were originally intended to debut on the PS Vita, with console releases following in the weeks after the portable version's launch. However, hackers discovered the characters already on retail discs shortly after the game's March debut, and Capcom last week moved the dozen DLC fighters' release date up to July 31.

All DLC and save data for the PS Vita version will be transferable to the PS3 edition of the game for free. Additionally, the game features cross-platform play with its PS3 counterpart, and Capcom is promising unspecified new modes and features to take advantage of the PS Vita hardware, incorporating augmented reality, Near functionality, and both of the system's touch pads.

For more on the core game, check out GameSpot's review of the console release of Street Fighter X Tekken.

Discussion

36 comments
AdrianJNYC
AdrianJNYC

I can't wait until this game is finally release for the Vita. I've had it pre-ordered for about two months now.

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

WOW!!! you gotta download the characters ( not a key to unlock it from the Vita's cart )to get them? OMG!!! what is wrong with Crapcom now a days?!!!

thebilalo
thebilalo

i usually hate DLSs but because it's a new experience for the vita o wouldn't mindbut CAPCOM plz stop making a f___ing DLSs 

leothe3rd
leothe3rd

Capcom I have one thing that will return to your feet  : MAKE A NEW MEGAMAN GAME.

Baldurs_Gate200
Baldurs_Gate200

Capcom must think this is the late 80s and the 90s, and must think they are still one of the top gaming companies around. Lol.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

I hope the extra characters are in the soft version - I don't do game cards. I have Uncharted on game card because it came with my Vita, but I'd prefer if that remained the sole occupant of my game card slot. 

leeko_link
leeko_link

Wow so even with the Vita version you still need to download the hidden characters even though they were on the cartridge? This is a huge letdown.

Verhoven
Verhoven

Is this POS news Capcom? Shot yourself in the foot ne?

ACWH
ACWH

As it goes, I think I'm going to trade it in (PS3). The game is pretty crap anyway and I hardly play it.

ACWH
ACWH

I'm extremely disappointed that some of the best characters from both games have been deliberately left out just so that Capcom can make even more money off a £40 game. If it were £25 and then you had the option to buy £15 worth of DLC then I wouldn't be complaining. Fact is Capcom have blown it with a lot of consumers and if they don't offer the DLC for free then I can't see a way back for them from this. Personsally I'm not buying any more of their fighting games let alone DLC.

J-007
J-007

If Street Fighter X Tekken can get released as the full game adding the extra costumes and extra characters then it would help. Better yet we should have free extra content if hackers can get away with it for free. In future they do not play as the easter bunny hiding the 'easter eggs' and letting the rabbit thieves take what they stole. I'm thinking twice about buying the extra content now...

jamyskis
jamyskis

As usual, Capcom misses the point. Whether these characters are on the disc or need to be downloaded is irrelevant. They should have been part of the full game to begin with.

itchyflop
itchyflop

can someone tell me did you have to pay for the dlc extra characters already on the disc ??

adam1808
adam1808

Or, the moment when people have an excuse to remind themselves why Capcom doesn't know how to deal with PR.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I'll just get the ps3 copy used to screw with Capcom. 

Aurey
Aurey

Could be a good offer, but I chose to buy the 360 version back in the console release day, so no codes for me... and no buy from me. Hopefully Tecmo or Sega will put their fighting franchises on Vita, I can wait.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

They have to be downloaded?

lol. Capcom really does have zero respect for it's fanbase.

Superzone
Superzone

Now watch, there will be an addition 6 hidden characters that will later be added to a 3DS version of something.  It wouldn't surprise me.

steve4532
steve4532

and i still didnt buy this game because of capcoms scams ill never trust capcom again and seven of my friends traded the game in because of the 12 character deal WHEN THEY ALREADY WERE ON THE DISK AND SHOULD OF BEEN FREE IN THE FIRST PLACE THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ENNNNDDDD 

 

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Part of me wanna give a Falcon punch to capcom's face.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

HHHHHGGHHHHMMMHHHG!...

 

HHHHHHHHHHHNNNNNGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!

 

HURRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHRGRGRGRGGGGG!!!!

 

. . . Nope. Still not giving a f**k.

 

Can't wait for TxSF, Namco is going to show Capcom how it's DONE!

Gen007
Gen007

whoa really so the gimp the console versions so that the vita can get the chars first only to delay it till the end of the year but not even include them on the game cart. Capcoms on a rool if you know what i mean.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

This game is easily the most misguided attempt at fan service ever. I can't think of a worse game in terms of pissing people off over greed.

green_scorpion
green_scorpion

Download codes?  What a ripoff.  Capcom, you can take that game and shove it.  Someone wake me when Tekken X Street Fighter has a release date.

meedokicky
meedokicky

so even then you still HAVE to download!

superkadeemx
superkadeemx

well atleast you get everything in the vita version

BlackLense
BlackLense

 @RitsukoEX Haha, I think they want us to pay for that character at the first place, and since they learn their lesson at the previous incident (on disc DLC) then they just give it for free. LOL

kiddoblivion
kiddoblivion

 @SuprSaiyanRockr You haven't been paying attention, have you?  That's what the outcry was all about in the first place, that Capcom locked ALL this content on the disc.  You don't have to download anything, you'll just have to access a 1KB file which tells the disc to let go of all the characters and costumes.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

 @danusty thats why ppl call them Crapcom they feel that how they have done things is fair. and in my book +1 to the ppl that hack the game 

superkadeemx
superkadeemx

 @ABEzilla116 oh i know man, ive always wanted street fighter vs tekken game. i get it and its a complete joke -_-

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

 @branskamage Asura's Wrath dlc was definitely awesome, though that's one exception; there's still Street Fighter, Dragon's Dogma, SFxT, MvC3, etc.

superkadeemx
superkadeemx

 @ABEzilla116 nice, im planning on getting that game to. i just hope they raise the difficulty purtty high to justify getting all them lives.