Street Fighter X Tekken major patch arriving next year

The version 2013 update will address frames for normal throws, quick combos, and feature character-specific tweaks; it will be out on January 29.

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Capcom has announced the release date for the update of its major 2012 fighting game title, Street Fighter X Tekken.

The color change for recoverable health is one such addition for the 2013 patch.
The color change for recoverable health is one such addition for the 2013 patch.

According to a post by producer Tomoaki Ayano, the 2013 patch will be out on January 29. Concerning general changes, the patch will make recoverable health easier to spot, as it will change its colour from light yellow to red. Life-recovery speed will be adjusted so that players will rely less on timeout victories. Normal throws will have five frames instead of seven, so that they are viable against opponents playing defensively. The entire Tekken roster will have anti-air attacks improved.

For a few examples of character-specific tweaks, Kazuya's EX version of his Wind God Fist move makes him invincible throughout the entire attack. Ryu's heavy kick crouching sweep will have seven frames instead of the original attack's five frames, and Bryan's medium and heavy versions of his Fisherman's Slam cannot hit airborne opponents. For more detailed information, check out the Capcom Unity post.

Capcom will be hosting the grand finals of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament on December 8. The games featured in the tournament include Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.

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