I’m not a big fan of fighters myself, but even I can appreciate the magnitude of the new reveal from Capcom from Comic Con about the convergence of the Street Fighter and Tekken series into the new title for the PS3 and Xbox 360, titled Street Fighter X Tekken.
In fact, the recent release of Super Street Fighter IV was so well received critically and by fans that many thought it would be the last iteration in the triumphant series, ending as near to perfection as possible. But no, a few months later and here we are once again, another title with the Street Fighter name printed squarely onto its sleeve, although now with added characters from the Tekken universe to bolster the already huge roster of fighters.
Powered by the same engine as used in the latest Street Fighter games, Street Fighter X Tekken will transition an as-yet unannounced amount of Tekken characters – such as Kazuya Mishima – into SF‘s memorable and unique 2D art style animation whilst retaining all the signature moves and fighting characteristics.
Capcom have a good deal of work on their hands to once again balance each set of characters, although this could well be one of the fighters of this generation. Is it a needless cash-in on the resurrected, respective brands? Or will SFXT really be the “ultimate match up”? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below…