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Tekken × Street Fighter is an upcoming fighting game in development by Bandai Namco Games. The game is one of a pair of games, with the other being Street Fighter × Tekken, which was developed by Capcom.

GameplayEdit

The game will feature characters from both franchises, with "Street Fighter characters receiving a Tekken visual makeover while keeping their fighting style and special moves fully intact".[1] Unlike the Capcom version, no gameplay has been shown yet. However, a few characters have been revealed. The gameplay of Tekken × Street Fighter will feature the same 3D fighting game engine of the Tekken franchise, as opposed to Street Fighter × Tekken, which featured the 2D-style gameplay of Super Street Fighter IV.

CharactersEdit

Confirmed characters:[2]

Street FighterEdit

TekkenEdit

Development Edit

Tekken × Street Fighter was announced on July 24, 2010 at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con along with the Capcom-produced Street Fighter × Tekken. Ryu and Jin Kazama appear on the game's promotional poster (shadowed by their alter-egos "Evil Ryu" and "Devil Jin" respectively). It was still in its early stages of development and no images or videos were released at the 2010 Comic-Con. Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada did reveal some concepts at Gamescom 2010, such as a prototype model of Ryu with the gi of Tekken's Paul Phoenix. He said the team has yet to finish the model, as details and lighting were not completed.[4]

There was a official poll on Facebook posted on March 4, 2012 where people could vote for which Tekken or Street Fighter characters they would like in the game. There were fifty-five Tekken characters and sixty-six Street Fighter characters to choose from, and fans were able to choose five of their favorites from each series. On March 7, 2012, Katsuhiro Harada clarified that the poll will not decide the final roster, but will instead be used in conjunction with various research methods to determine the character lineup.[5]

In April 2012, Harada stated that the game was about 10% complete.[6] At the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, Harada revealed that the game is still in development; the reason for the scarce information is due to Bandai Namco waiting for the opportunity to market it.[7]

On July 2015, Harada stated that development has come far along.[8]

On December 12, 2015, Akuma was revealed as a guest character in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution,[9] His appearance gives a potential idea of how the Street Fighter characters will work in Tekken × Street Fighter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://techland.com/2010/07/26/but-wait-theres-more-namco-announces-tekken-x-street-fighter/
  2. http://kotaku.com/5616629/an-early-look-at-tekken-x-street-fighter
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://shoryuken.com/2011/11/24/harada-shares-tekken-x-street-fighter-art-featuring-ryu-chun-li/
  4. http://kotaku.com/5616629/an-early-look-at-tekken-x-street-fighter
  5. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/g8ptob
  6. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/katsuhiro-hirada-talks-tekken-tag-tournament-2-7656968.html
  7. http://www.avoidingthepuddle.com/news/2014/7/25/san-diego-comic-con-tekken-7-panel-archive-summary.html
  8. http://www.siliconera.com/2015/07/12/tekken-x-street-fighter-is-well-into-development-says-harada/
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5nxtsmZW2s

External Links Edit

Namco's × series
Namco-produced Namco × Capcom · Tekken × Street Fighter · Project × Zone · Project × Zone 2
Capcom-produced Street Fighter × Tekken

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