Street Fighter X Tekken Announced

Posted by Grey Sunday, July 25, 2010

Prepare to be blown away. The ultimate fighting game is coming. Both of them.

Which is the ultimate fighting game?

Street Fighter. Capcom's much-beloved fighting game franchise that literally created the worldwide phenomenon of fighting games.

Tekken. Namco's best-selling number one fighting game series which have won global acclaim with its innovative game mechanics and top-notch graphics that revolutionized fighting games.

And now we might just have an answer to the question. Arguably the biggest announcement yet for his year's San Diego Comic-Con (which incidentally ends today), both Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter was announced in style.

When Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono were having his "Street Fighter IV and Beyond" panel in progress, a run-in interruption by Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada were made when they ended the "confrontation" by announcing both rival fighting game makers' collaboration with the announcement of not one, but two Street Fighter versus Tekken games produced by both companies.

A teaser trailer for Capcom's "Street Fighter X Tekken" were then screened, featuring Street Fighter's mascot Ryu facing off Tekken's resident protagonist/antagonist Kazuya Mishima in a nearly two-minute CG movie presented in Street Fighter IV's artistic, inky visual style. The game, pronounced "Street Fighter cross Tekken" will Scheduled to be release to both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the release date remains unknown for both Capcom's "Street Fighter X Tekken", (pronounced as "Street Fighter cross Tekken") and Namco's "Tekken X Street Fighter".

Right after the announcement, Ono surprised by presenting the attendees with a live, playable demo of the game. Featuring the tested and proven gameplay mechanics of Street Fighter IV, the demo similarly featured models and backgrounds rendered in 3D, while the gameplay remains on a traditional 2D plane, with the camera having freedom to move in 3D at certain times during fights, for dramatic effect. A demo match between Ryu and Kazuya Mishima were then displayed.

Street Fighter X Tekken appears to feature Street Fighter IV's gameplay mechanics, locked onto a 2D plane, with both Tekken and Street Fighter characters performing EX-style super moves. The match started off with Ryu and Kazuya Mishima with Street Fighter's Chun-li and Tekken's Nina Williams tagging in later for more actions.

Not one to be outdone, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada subsequently announced that Tekken X Street Fighter is also in development at Namco, and unconfirmed sources indicated that the game will be following the more realistic style of gameplay of Tekken, with contestants fighting in a fully 3D arena.

The teaser trailer coolly embraced the artistry of Street Fighter IV and displayed a solidly rendered Kazuya in all his grandeur villainy. Interestingly after the title screen, there's a cute face-off between Rockman (AKA Megaman) and Pac-man.

Several videos featuring the gameplay sequence have since been released but most are understandably low quality. We have embedded a relatively good one right below.

Update: IGN has gamely posted a video of the gameplay sequence (taken from Gamescom) in a comparatively great quality. Check this out instead.

We catch up with some of the screenshots from the gameplay that have released since the announcement hours ago and more images from the teaser trailer.


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