Capcom Announces Street Fighter X Tekken

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It’s the video game equivalent of a Hatfield-McCoy wedding. Capcom’s announced that development’s underway on Street Fighter X Tekken. It’s a new 2D title that will pit Ryu, Chun Li and others against Kazyua Mishima, Nina Williams and other fighters from the King of Iron Fist Tournament. From Capcom:

Utilizing the same technology that powered Street Fighter IV & Super Street Fighter IV, Tekken characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams will make the transition into the Street Fighter universe having been re-imagined using the much-loved art style of these seminal titles; while retaining their unique characteristics and signature moves as they go head-to-head with classic brawlers from the Street Fighter franchise in what promises to be the ultimate match up.

As in Street Fighter IV, 2D gameplay will feature fully realized 3D character models battling for domination in both new and familiar highly detailed environments that are brought to life with engaging animations. In addition to modes such as Versus and Training that will feature new enhancements to make the fighting experience more in-depth and enjoyable, Street Fighter X Tekken will include Tag Team combat where players select two fighters to deliver knockout assist attacks and special combos.

Rumors have been flying hot and heavy over the last few weeks that such a title was coming. Given that this confirmation came from Capcom and the fact that the game will be running on the same engine that’s powered the last two SF games, it’s a toss-up to what Namco’s exact involvement will be. Here’s some shaky-cam bootleg footage:

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Personally, I’ve always been more of a Tekken fan than any other fighting series, so it’ll be interesting to see how those characters come out in SFXT. One thing’s for sure: this game will probably start more arguments than it settles.

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