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Capcom and Namco Bandai officially announce two previously rumoured Street Fighter vs. Tekken fighting games...
Capcom and Namco Bandai have officially announced Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter - two games that will blend together each publisher's most prised fighting game series.
The partnership was rumoured last week and subsequently announced at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. As suspected, Street Fighter X Tekken will be developed by Capcom and Produced by Yoshinori Ono, while Namco Bandai is crafting Tekken X Street Fighter with development being overlooked by Katsuhiro Harada.
"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 Inc., so I'm going to give it my all," stated Ono-san.
"The ultimate dream match-up is about to be realized. With this astonishing collaboration, a new chapter in fighting game history begins. The Street Fighter and Tekken development teams have a great relationship. However, I see this new project not as a collaboration, but as the competition of the century between two legendary fighting game franchises," said Harada-san.
While Street Fighter X Tekken has been "tentatively planned" for Xbox 360 and PS3, Namco Bandai's Tekken X Street Fighter currently has no announced platforms. Neither game has been given even the vaguest of release windows either.
According to Andriasang though, Famitsu is reporting comments from Ono-san which indicate that Street Fighter X Tekken won't arrive until 2012 and has only been in development for a couple of months. The reason for the early announcement, according to Ono-san, was to do something for the fans.
Ono-san also said that he currently favours 2 vs. 2 fights for the game's tag-team battles and is considering including early generation characters, although the characters shown in the Comic-Con demo are the only ones confirmed at this stage (Ryu, Chun Li, Kazuya, and Nina Williams).
Street Fighter X Tekken was the only game of the two that was demoed at Comic-Con. It is being developed using the same technology that spawned Street Fighter IV and SSFIV, and will retain the same mix of 3D character models set in 2D environments.
Let us know your thoughts on the Capcom-Namco amalgamation in the comments section below. Can Street Fighter's rotate/charge move system ever work alongside Tekken's juggling gameplay mechanics?