After possibly weeks of speculation, Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinoro Ono and company have unveiled their latest crossover fighter, Street Fighter X Tekken. Yep, you read that right. At the Street Fighter IV and Beyond panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Ono-san was suddenly interrupted by Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada and both went on to co-announce the crossover. Shortly after that, attendees were treated to the game’s announcement trailer, done in the same sketchy/watercolor style of the SF IV games. For your convenience, we have the trailer right after the jump.
To fuel the hype even further, Ono and Harada did a live gameplay demo for the audience. From what was been shown so far, the game will be based on Street Fighter IV’s graphic engine and gameplay mechanics, with a few new/old twists thrown in. The biggest surprise is the addition of a tag feature and the ability to perform team Ultra Combos (or whatever they’re gonna be called here). What started out as a match between Ryu and Kazuya fired up the crowd as additional combatants Chun-Li and Nina Williams joined the fray. According to Ono, the game is still in its early development and won’t be out for a while. In the meantime, he told the audience to enjoy Marvel VS Capcom 3.
That’s not all, though. For their end of the deal, Namco Bandai will also be developing their own crossover, Tekken X Street Fighter, which will expectedly use Tekken 6’s mechanics (3D spaces and movement). Heavily reminiscent of the Capcom and SNK collaborations early last decade, right? Well, it’s about time these two giants of the fighting genre came together, and it looks like they’ve got much in store for fans of both series.
On a side note, though, this isn’t the first time Capcom and Namco Bandai collaborated. They last crossed paths in the 2005 strategy RPG, Namco X Capcom.