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.
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.

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