Two Street Fighter-Tekken crossovers in development

Comic-Con 2010: Capcom working on Street Fighter x Tekken for PS3, 360; Namco developing Tekken x Street Fighter; Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online also unveiled.

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SAN DIEGO--Capcom has certainly been well represented at this year's Comic-Con. Through the first two days, the publisher hosted no less than three panel sessions, covering such topics as Dead Rising 2 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Capcom also trotted out some of its big names, including Keiji Inafune and Hironobu Takeshita, to blow out a large part of its 2010 lineup, and in the process, it teased Mega Man Legends 3.

Ono sports a Ryu outfit, while Harada arrived dressed as Tekken's Heihachi.

Into day three, and the publisher has returned to talk about its flagship fighting franchise, Street Fighter. In a panel titled "Street Fighter Mania!: SSFIV and Beyond," producer Yoshinori Ono is on hand to talk about, aptly enough, the future of the franchise.

With Super Street Fighter IV having been released in April, the imminent future involves Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which is due for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next year. Beyond that, online rumbling indicates that Capcom might be teaming with Namco Bandai to create a crossover fighting franchise involving the publishers' respective Street Fighter and Tekken fighting franchises.

So what does the future hold? That answer may soon come, as Capcom takes the Comic-Con stage.

[12:04] The room is packed for this panel, with Yoshinori Ono, Seth Killian, and David Crislip holding ready to start the show.

[12:04] The lights dim slightly and the crowd applauds the introductions for all.

[12:05] Killian is first to speak, welcoming the crowd (again, to loud applause).

[12:06] The applause gets even louder when Ono is introduced, still in his hotel bathrobe and slippers.

[12:07] Ono gives a heartfelt "Konichiwa" to the crowd and gets one right back.

[12:07] He plugs his Twitter account and acknowledges he's been using it to tease this event.

[12:08] "Let's start by talking a bit about Darkstalkers."

[12:08] And the crowd goes wild.

[12:08] "Just to reiterate, this is the Street Fighter panel, not the Darkstalkers panel. Sorry to disappoint," he jokes.

[12:08] He asks the crowd how many of them would like to see a Darkstalkers 4, which again draws huge applause.

[12:09] He asks the crowd to take money out of their wallets and wave it in the air so he can take a picture and show Capcom how many people are willing to pay for it.

[12:09] A sea of dollar bills is held aloft.

[12:11] Moving onto Street Fighter IV, Ono said shipments of SFIV and Super Street Fighter IV have now exceeded 4 million copies.

Sales of Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter have topped 4 million units combined.

[12:15] Ono talked about the new tournament function added to Super Street Fighter IV and said Capcom will start holding official tournaments in the near future.

[12:15] The tournaments will have unique fighter tags as prizes for the winners.

[12:15] Ono also said Capcom is planning more downloadable costumes for SSFIV.

[12:16] Every character will soon receive another outfit, with Chun Li receiving an Alpha-style costume and Blanka getting an ornate aboriginal costume adorned with feathers.

[12:16] Ono moves to talk about Super Street Fighter IV for the 3DS.

[12:17] He shows off a few new screenshots of the game, including Ryu's cinematic super hadoken move and the impact shot of Zangief's spinning pile driver.

[12:19] SSFIV is also finally making its arcade debut. Location testing began in Tokyo just yesterday.

[12:19] The game has some blank slots in the character select screen, and Ono asks the audience members who they think it will be.

[12:20] Ono said he heard the names in the resulting din, but he won't say which ones they were. Perhaps they will be unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show.

[12:21] Back to the topic at hand, Ono said he had several things to announce today, two of which he's already discussed.

[12:21] A trailer comes up that's just a looping bit of music from Street Fighter III, which draws huge applause.

[12:21] As for "The Future of III," Ono confirms that an Online Edition of the game is in the works.

Kazuya backhands Ryu in Street Fighter x Tekken.

[12:22] Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition: Fight for the Future.

[12:22] Ono has heard from a lot of fans eager to see III make a comeback.

[12:22] Ono said it won't come out in the immediate future, but he implored the crowd members to talk about it on their blogs and get the word out so everyone knows III is coming back.

[12:22] "Now that I've announced we're producing it, the company can't stop us. So we're going to take our time."

[12:24] The team will add new features to the game and will be taking fan feedback to help determine additional features.

[12:24] Now it's time to talk about the future of Street Fighter IV.

[12:24] Ono said he's been thinking a lot about what to do with IV from now on. He's heard a lot from fans about new characters and costumes they'd like to see.

[12:27] He asks the crowd members if there's anything they would like to see when the panel is interrupted by his counterpart from the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada.

[12:27] The Tekken series director takes the panel to a mix of cheers and playful boos. "A New Warrior has Entered the Ring," proclaims the screen at the front of the room.

[12:28] He says Ono hasn't really done anything since Third Strike came out about 10 years ago, which draws a lot of boos.

[12:28] Harada talks a little more trash, saying Tekken has always been seen as the bad guys in the rivalry with Street Fighter. People always ask who would win if the characters from the two franchises fought.

[12:30] Harada took exception to Ono telling people that Street Fighter would win with no hesitation and says today is a good day to find out who really is the strongest.

[12:31] "Let's do it," says Ono, then points to the screen.

[12:31] A trailer shows a butterfly in the SFIV ink-heavy style as it flies toward a meditating Ryu.

[12:31] Dan is thrown suddenly through the dojo door, followed by a menacing cloud.

[12:31] Within the cloud is the form of Tekken's Kazuya.

[12:31] He sprouts inky wings, and the crowd goes nuts.

Ryu returns the favor.

[12:31] Then Mega Man chases a Pac-Man ghost across the screen, followed by Pac-Man chasing Mega Man back across the screen, calling to mind the Namco mascot's first cutscene.

[12:31] Ono says a new era in fighting games has begun.

[12:32] The game is set for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

[12:33] Ono says he's happy to announce Street Fighter x Tekken, pronounced "Street Fighter Cross Tekken."

[12:33] Harada said it was a year ago when talks for the project first came together.

[12:34] Ono said he's known Harada for years, but they never had a chance to get together to try something like this before.

[12:35] Ono says the game has Tekken and Street Fighter characters in it, but the "real fans" will only play as Street Fighter characters.

[12:35] Harada said he knew Ono would say something like that, so he brought a bunch of Tekken 6 copies and gave them to the audience on the way in to create new Tekken fans.

[12:36] In mock outrage, Ono asks, ""Who are the traitors who took those games?!"

[12:36] Believe it or not, Ono says he has another big announcement.

It's unclear if Street Fighter x Tekken will have tag-team fighting, but players will at least be able to call in allies for a quick assist.

[12:36] He asks if the crowd noticed the PS3 on the table up there.

[12:36] He has a Blu-ray disc in his hand.

[12:36] He asks if people want to know how far along the game is.

[12:37] But it's time for a demo of the game running on actual PS3 hardware, which draws a huge cheer.

[12:39] They're not playing a video; Ono and Harada are going to play a round live.

[12:40] It's Ryu vs. Kazuya, and the crowd goes nuts with every strike. There may be a fan boy or two in here.

[12:40] They trade signature moves, and then Ryu calls in an assist attack from Chun Li.

[12:44] That's the end of the battle, and Ono reiterated that he wanted to show the fans something special today because they saved his job and basically the genre.

[12:44] Namco has something to announce today as well.

[12:44] Harada says Street Fighter x Tekken is being developed by Ono, but he has a Tekken x Street Fighter game he'll develop at Namco.

[12:44] Nothing is shown of that project, unfortunately.

[12:44] Yoshi_OnoChin and Harada_Tekken are the two Twitter feeds to follow for more info, they say.

[12:45] Ono said naturally the next thing people are wondering is when the games are coming out.

[12:46] Release date? Not for a while, he says, asking people to enjoy Marvel vs. Capcom 3 while they wait.

[12:48] Harada suggested fans brush up on Tekken 1-6 while they wait instead.

[12:48] That brings the panel to an end, and the crowd lets loose with yet another massive ovation for Ono and Harada.

[12:49] And that's it! Keep checking GameSpot for all the latest happenings from Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego.

Discussion

497 comments
deathknightleo
deathknightleo

i am going to like capcoms 2d version but i think the tekken chars r going to be a little weak in it... i think the 3d version made by namco is going to be the better one of these 2 sense the tekken chars wil have more moblity then as say in the strret fighter version of the game...

dark-warmachine
dark-warmachine

I laugh at the prospect of people questioning the logic in having two different versions of this crossover. *Sigh* Some folks are just slow; not realizing that the two franchise play SIGNIFICANTLY different hence the two version which was ment to satisfy both parties of said style. Anyway, I know Capcom will do fine with their version of the game which I'm definitly picking up without question. I am a little concern with Namco's version tho. How well would an aerial character like Vega translate into a gameplay mechanic majority based around melee?

irishdude199210
irishdude199210

hopefully it will have about 20 fighters from each game, but lets face it, tekkens got better characters, story, and much more balanced fighting system and characters. Tekken wins hands down!

Jupiter79
Jupiter79

WHAAAAAAAAAAAATTT!!!!!! OMG I CANT BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW! a SF4 vs TEKKEN tag fighting game./ my days! THIS IS WHAT I BEEN WAITING GOR. BRIIIIIIIIING IT!!!!!!!

SkinnZero
SkinnZero

EPIC. Work of Gods! A true dream come true

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

Welcome to the next generation of fighting-games. All aboard console-gamers.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Interesting, I wonder how Street Fighter characters would play like in Tekken style.

hydra_diablos
hydra_diablos

FINALLY! Tekken and Street Fighter. Now THAT is METAL! \m/ I'll finally be able to show my friends that Ryu PALES in comparison to Jin. I mean lets face facts: Jin is smarter. Ryu is all heart, no brain. Devil Jin is stronger. Evil Ryu is all brawn, no brain. Jin looks cool. Ryu looks like the Karate Kid. Jin has control over a very powerful organization known as the Mishima Zaibatsu. Ryu has control over a useless idiot known as Ken. Enough said...

Bit_X
Bit_X

EVIL RYU x DEVIL KAZUYA.. OWNING!!! \m/

N-Flamez
N-Flamez

My rivals: Jin v Ryu Kazuya v Akuma Heihachi v Bison Paul v Gulie Lei v Chun Li Xiaoyu v Sakura Nina v Cammy/Viper Law v Feilong Kuma v Zangief King v Alex Dudley v Steve Lee v Vega Yoshimitsu v Dhalsim Christie v Elena Ganryu v Honda Bruce v Adon Devil Jin v Shin Akuma Tbh I dont think all the the mentioned characters will be in the final roster and I kinda hope they avoid putting many characters that are very similar to one another like 2 Sumos

nini200
nini200

@Cloud-Zehro Haaa!!! Dude chill. I'm sorry, I couldn't understand what you were saying in your last comment. Did you say you have heard of me or were you saying that if I was "The One", you'd have heard of me? And I love the namecalling. Haaa, a punk. Really? Haaa!!! Dude let's just end it here. That was Hilarious. :lol: Anywho, I do agree with a few things you said though, as far as Alex being Blanka's counterpart and the whole Jinpachi thing. I believe they've got it right as far as Ryu fighting Kazuya. Heihachi seems more like Boss or Secret Sub Boss Status. Jin seems more like he'd fight Ken or Sean from 3rd Strike. Akuma should go up against Jinpachi and Shin Akuma should go up against Monster Jinpachi. Heihachi is moreso M. Bison's status so I can see them two going at it. Steve Fox vs Dudley would be nice. What you think?

rostam93
rostam93

@meke186, glad I could help. (bad company 2 is awesome on the ps3 too)

meke186
meke186

@rostam93 k thanks ive been really torn on what to do but you confirmed it. And i do like team based games also like bad company2 which is my favorite shooter right now. Ya but anyway i go more for third person shooter or parkour like mirrors edge

airboygt
airboygt

I don't really see how this is going to work. Tekken is a 3D fighting game; Street Fighter is a 2D fighting game. Now the very basic core mechanics of each game will be lost translating into the "others" coordinate realm. A 3D to 3D game crossover is feasible as is a 2D to 2D, but this just seems a bit contrived and poorly thought out, I wouldn’t want to play a 2D version of Tekken and I’m sure everyone remembers the colossal failure the Street Fighter EX series was.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

nini200 if you want a 3d fighting game that involes skill its virtua fighter 5 tekken is just as mashy as it comes.

Kabz2k7
Kabz2k7

@ Bad_Medicine just because I suck at SF, doesn't mean I'm noob at Tekken too :-) I can't play SF, theres something about it that I can't grasp. Plus, any experience I had at playing the game was ruined by spammers online. They are the ones that should be called noobs. Tekken, Mortal Kombat are fine. And Even Budokai. SF, I can't. ^ALL this above is for Novemberfreeze, cause i didnt call you a noob. And maybe he called da rite to call you a noob dicuss it else where ok However. Dont presume Im a kid because I dissed your beloved street fighter. I loved the movie with Van Damme, the best 'worst' film ever..totally rocked. ^Dis rite here is for me You just sound a like a fan boy, just shut up and leave cause first of all you making the game, No! So no one wants to hear damn fan boy opinion ok now!

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

??? Streetfighter and Tekken?? NOOOOOoooo! Tekken vs Virtual Fighter vs Dead or Alive. maybe King of fighters (3D not 2D). Streetfighter vs Dragonball still out there I think.... Okay well after seeing that video I think it will be great still... I will wait and see when the 2 different approaches launch. I will see how they come out, ,,,

NoLifeGamin
NoLifeGamin

As a person who has played both for the series, I find this to be EXTREMELY interesting. Though i prefer the gameplay of Street Fighter, but I also think the characters in Tekken are better designed and just a lot cooler. After seeing the gameplay for this, gotta say, I would probably be playing the Tekken characters more. Though it would be cool to play a Tekken character and have a Street Fighter character as an assist.

trippage
trippage

I chuckle reading some of the posts here. Its like some people didn't bother to watch the video and/or read the article. O wait, that is what everyone does. To the folks who say SF is a simple game compared to Tekken - I play both, am I better at SF, yeah thats cause I play it more. They both have very deep and very DIFFERENT styles. I don't think its gonna be a dumb down for either, it will be reimage of some classic character.

Beaugita
Beaugita

I've never played a Street Fighter game, but I've played every Tekken. I prefer the visuals of Tekken over SF, but I love Tekken enough to have to buy both versions. And I can't wait to see SF characters with a Tekken make-over.

mrnice2k6
mrnice2k6

Wow Kazuya looks PIMP!! I'm getting both versions...

kitsune_moon
kitsune_moon

tekken has better graphics and has got customizations but streetfighter has better fighting and waaaay more better online play with the tourneys ect.. even kazuya's fighting looks better in streetfighter , imo

kitsune_moon
kitsune_moon

chun li + ling xiaoyu :), nd id like to see cammy + chun vs anna + nina

xbxman82
xbxman82

I honestly can not wait for both versions of these games definitely preordering both of them for my ps3

Raephius
Raephius

Both Street Fighter and Tekken are very different games, so it's sweet they're making 2 versions. Street Fighter fans can beat on Tekken players with their beloved fighting system, while Tekken fans can smack around the Street Fighters with their 3D flavor. So each set of characters has a "Home" and "Away" arena to fight in. Nobody can complain about a new fight system hampering their "mad skillz".

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

Mk & street fighter cannot crossover because Mk is M rated and SF is T rated so either Mk has to lower the gore or SF has to upgrade to gory bloodiness and capcom would never do that.If Mk decreases the gore then then it will be another dissapointment like Mk vs Dc universe and nobody wants that

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

I'll rather have the Tekken style Give us Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat

KefkaKamiDesu
KefkaKamiDesu

This could possibly be the most ingenious idea for a fighting game I've ever seen.

thorughfire
thorughfire

Why make 2 seperate games made by 2 different companys when you can just make 1 sick game instead of 1 crap one.

Marky360
Marky360

@grey_fox1984 Yes I definitely would thats another crossover game That I have been waiting ages to see and even though I don't like Streetfighter that much I love capcom's VS series so in turn MK vs SF would definitely be a buy for me.

dragonballkid
dragonballkid

@hunter8man that game already exists but it wasn't a fighter.

hunter8man
hunter8man

In a few years, we are going to see Capcom vs. Namco.

hellpolice
hellpolice

For starters, I was excited when I heard this game was in development, then the estimated release date was going to be sometime next year, after it came one piece of info that slightly killed my excitement the use of Capcom's MT Framework 2.0 well you all know the rest...I'm not bashing at the game nor the engine, but it was not what I was expecting I want it to be in REAL 2d like Blazeblu: CT and CS see those two games have proven that 2d sprites can be great and made on high definition those who have played Blazeblu know what I'm referring to...I will skip this one as I was disappoint with SF 4

PHILRYABKIN
PHILRYABKIN

Street Fighter X Tekken could be the best fighting game ever since I love both franchises.

rostam93
rostam93

@meke186 lol, it seems pretty obvious now doesn't it? Especially seeing as how the only shooters you're interested in are the pretty ones. (not that that's a bad thing, it just shows you're not into the teamwork and strategy as much) So yeah, definitely go for the ps3.

Masta_Rix
Masta_Rix

I hope it uses the Street Fighter 4 six button fighting system With Tekken's 3d mobility but street fighters' jumping height. But wait what about the health grid...? Tekken with super moves? Tekken's moves are easier to do than SF. Kind of unfair but can't wait to kick King's butt with Zangief. Hope that BS 1 kill stab from yoshi is out, because in that case Ryu's Shoryuken should rip heads off. WELL, OK MAYBE NOT.. Still though Vega should do the same then. Sagat is still going to be the best though. Wow can't wait to fight Feilong vs Horang. Ahh too much crazy stuff coming to mind, better stop writing.

Zarzha
Zarzha

@mergatroyder clearly SF vs Tek is in SF mechanics, while Tek vs SF is using the Tek fighting engine instead. These 2 games have fundamentally different engines. storyline and visuals will most likely be the same.

vega13mv
vega13mv

weird. im excited because i like both franchises, but i just dont think theyre gonna mix well. SF vs. MK wouldve been a better mix because of their storied rivalry and similiar special move and combo mechanics. A more suitable adversary for Tekken wouldve been Dead or Alive or Virtua Fighter. But whatev, im sure the game will turn out fine.

crystos
crystos

wait wait... so how can this game be coming but NOT capcom vs snk 3

HaLoMaStErJT
HaLoMaStErJT

This might turn out good if the characters are balanced and they retain all their original moves.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

I'm assuming the two different versions being released will have visual, mechanical and storyline differences.

speedy5212
speedy5212

@Masoud03 There was a two game deal between Capcom and Namco Bandai. Even though they are saying that they are not competing and will release at different times , they are making two versions for some reason ._.

Masoud03
Masoud03

something tells me its gonna be horribly unbalanced .... thats why they need two versions ...

speedy5212
speedy5212

Street fighter X Tekken will be made by Capcom on Street fighter 4 engine and will be released before the Namco Bandai version . Tekken X Street fighter will be made by Namco Bandai on Tekken 6 engine and will be released after Street fighter x Tekken . On Twitter, Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada said the Namco version of the game, Tekken x Street Fighter, "is a way off so let's focus on SF x TK." Now to wait for 2012 lol ._.;;

jeremiah06
jeremiah06

@Bad_Medicine Jin isn't good though... unless they're using the old Jin.

Bad_Medicine
Bad_Medicine

@jeremiah06 I agree on the Ryu vs. Jin. Akuma would work against Kazuya because they have that dark side to them. OR MAYBE, they need a Good vs. Evil in both battles :) Good vs. Good can be boring, but Evil vs. Evil, you know your in for a few laughs.