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Tekken X Street Fighter Going Next-Gen?

Street Fighter X Tekken was a damn good fighting game. But where's the other one?

Capcom initially announced two crossover projects and while the first came out over a year ago, the other - Tekken X Street Fighter - hasn't released. In fact, nobody knows what's happening with the game.

Well, there's a good reason for that, and you may or may not want to hear it: Producer Katsuhiro Harada answered a fan query on his Twitter page, and it appears the team is reassessing the targeted platforms:

"We are changing & considering platform strategy. That's why we don't say anything."

So basically, he's saying that Tekken X Street Fighter will hit next-gen consoles, right? Could it be one of those generation-straddling titles like the already confirmed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs and Destiny? Fighting fans could use a top-notch effort when the next era kicks off; remember that many still fondly recall getting Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for the PS2's launch. And boy, that went over well, didn't it?

Related Game(s): Tekken X Street Fighter

Tags: tekken x street fighter, street fighter x tekken, capcom, tekken x street fighter ps3

3/20/2013 10:31:03 PM John Shepard

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 10:56:12 PM

I have a thought about that quote, maybe instead of staying quiet about games that have been long in development these companies should release this kind of info proactively with a positive tone and try to generate hype instead of indifference.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 11:11:56 PM

Well, there hasn't been an announced launch, fighting game for next gen consoles, so if this is to be one, it'd be a decent hit.

And this makes sense, because the Tekken engine uses a more realistic 3D model, as where the Street Fighter engine uses cell shade. This game can be a looker like Tekken Tag did for the PS2.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 11:23:07 PM

Um, that's Tekken Tag Tournament for the PS2, not Tekken Tag 2. (But it's late so I'll let it slide!) And the article is a tad misleading; Capcom did make Street Fighter X Tekken, but Namco is handling this one.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 3:09:21 PM

If Tekken X Street Fighter DOES go next-gen, I'm almost 100% sure that I'll be buying the console day-1, or well within a couple days of the release date o_o

I was kinda hoping that it'd release for PS3 (been looking forward to it for so long now), but I'd be content either way :)

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 8:48:23 PM

I've been waiting for this one and I guess I'll have to wait even longer. But it is worth it, if it will be better.

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Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 9:32:18 AM

It makes the most sense. It'll probably be the first major next-gen fighter, and thus will have nothing to compete with (unless Capcom's work on Street Fighter 5 is much further along than anyone suspects). It'll also probably be a good stop gap until they get a good handle on the hardware and bring out all the stops for Tekken 7.

Still, I'm still surprised that Tekken x SF hasn't been cancelled. In terms of work, Namco has a MUCH harder job to translate the SF characters into Tekken's engine than vice-versa. So much so that I say it's not worth it. There's just no way to make characters like Bison, Vega, Sagat, Rolento, Rufus, etc. work properly in Tekken.

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