Namco and Capcom are set to make history by each producing a version of the newly announced Street Fighter vs Tekken games. The two titles, revealed at last weeks Comi-Con, will bring together characters from the developers flagship beat ‘em ups.
Capcom are currently developing the first of these titles, Street Fighter X Tekken.
Utilising the same technology that powered Street Fighter IV & Super Street Fighter IV, TekkenTM characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams will make the transition into the Street Fighter universe with suitable redesigns. They’ll retain their unique characteristics and signature moves as they go head to head with the likes of Ryu, Blanka and Chun Li. Paul vs Guile in a battle over the most ridiculous haircut perhaps?
As in Street Fighter IV, game play will feature fully realised 3D character models battling it out in both new and familiar 2D environments. In addition to modes such as Versus and Training that will feature new enhancements , Street Fighter X Tekken will include Tag Team combat where players select two fighters to deliver knockout assist attacks and special combos. How about teaming up Ken and Jin then? Or Heihachi and M. Bison?
The announcement was made by the Producer of Street Fighter X Tekken, Yoshinori Ono, and Tekken series Director, Katsuhiro Harada. Commenting on the origins of the project, Ono said:
“This is history we’re making. Two fighting games that have rivalled each other are finally standing on the same stage. This isn’t just a showdown between Tekken and Street Fighter, but a decisive battle for Capcom and Namco Bandai Games. So I’m going to give it my all.”
Street Fighter X Tekken will be released on both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Namco are also working on their own title, Tekken X Street Fighter, which will transfer the Street Fighter characters into the Tekken universe.
So, Train2Game students, how do you feel about the arguably two top developers of beat ‘em ups working together to produce one game? Which title will work better, Street Fighter X Tekken or Tekken X Street Fighter? And which characters would you like to team up?