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Street Fighter/Tekken Efforts A Ways Off, Gameplay Vid Excites

The fighting world is all in a tizzy over these two hybrid crossovers; Namco Bandai and Capcom's separate attempts at bringing the Street Fighter and Tekken worlds together.

As we learned last week, the two developers are working on two separate games: one is Street Fighter X Tekken and will have the 2.5D perspective found in SFIV, and the other is Tekken X Street Fighter, which will boast the full 3D perspective in the Tekken titles. But when are they coming? Well, not for a while. According to what SFIV producer Yoshinori Ono told Famitsu (via Andriasang), Capcom will be the first to deliver their version but even that is two years off. He also told us that Namco's effort, helped along by veteran franchise producer Katsuhiro Harada, is being developed entirely separately...with no apparent sharing of information going on. Is this a competitive thing...? Well, anyway, here's some gameplay taken from Comic-Con 2010:

I always forget how much people love their fighters. The fans seem plenty happy with this, don't they? Anyway, Ono says not to expect the next major announcement for their title until Capcom's Captivate event next April. Between now and then, maybe we can just drool over this again and again...  Oh, and be sure to check out the new screenshots through the link above.  They're tasty.

Tags: street fighter x tekken, namco, capcom

7/26/2010 10:50:07 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (80 posts)

Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:12:35 AM
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One of the most dishearting things in the gaming industry i have ever seen. Goodbye Tekken.

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:22:00 PM

these are the best fighting games ever. you might be the only person that's against this.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:37:29 PM

They are, no question about it. It's just a same to see them be degraded like this. I can't really be bothered to go into another rant on why, but it's a shame.

I did not know however it is going to take 2 years...Judging by that it looks like we wont get a Tekken 7 on the PS3, which is just ridiculous. though i guess it doesnt really matter as the presence of Tekken has fallen since T4 and now that it's hit rock bottom to be slapped about by other franchises like comic book characters i give up on it.

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MartyRules
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 2:23:54 PM

Coming from the guy thats holding up FF13 with a smile and a thumbs up?

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 2:28:08 PM

Marty did you read the last article and decide to steal the other guys snidy comment, i am not going to reply propaly to that, just go read the comment i made on the last article...

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:23:15 PM

I'm really interested in why are u against this??? it will be the same as Tekken but with extra characters, I don't see any harm in that. and best of all it's the same guy who made the first three I believe. So it will be good

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MartyRules
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:29:54 PM

I'm not going to hunt down your stuff and no this is the only thing I've read on the site today

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Arvis
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:35:13 PM

I'm with TEG3HS. Why the negativity? It's just like any other Tekken game, but with Street Fighter characters (or vice versa). If you like Tekken, how is that bad? And if you like BOTH then you should be stoked!

-Arvis

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 4:51:12 PM

I just do not like my media to be mashed like dog meat. taking characters from series and plopping them together just does not work. It's a phase which was popular in comics and now due to the rise in popularity or comics is infecting other media such as games and films.

I am against it because i believe it to be a lack of respect to the the series they have built over a decade. These characters should not be mixed, i would say at first due to realism, but in the last few titles Tekken has just gotten silly (Azael anyone?) but from Tekken 1-3 the series had a strong presence and story which i adored. This to me is the notification that the series has just forgotten any signs of it's routes and just followed the local fads, which is sad.

I have nothing against the two series, infact i believe them to be the 2 best fighters there are,(If it were Tekken and Virtua Fighter i'd be tearing my hair out.) but i do not like to see them downgraded and slopped together.

The reason i have ignored Comic stories is due to how incoherant they are. i don't bother with stories,films, games if they are not official, they just become irrelevant to me. If you want an example just look at Alien VS Predator. okay thats an example of a poorly constructed film. take the Spiderman trilogy, i actually enjoyed them. but as we know they are not making a 4th becuase Rami and Maguire arent involved, so what do we get, a reboot. yeah lets just completely ignore the whole work and start again, it's just depressing to see it happen. I don't even mind long lost sequels, but reboots are just insulting. It's the lack of respect to the source material which gets me angry.

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:00:22 PM

what I think is both games will be brilliant, they brought the same guy who made Tekken 1-3 and asked him to do T X SF . so this version will be more about story, close combat and juggling. also the same guys who worked on Sf4 are doing SF X Tekken so it will be more arcady like.

You have a valid point. Never been a fan of Comics, but from what I gather the avenger was one of the best comics out there. feel free to correct me as I'm not a Comic Kinda fan.

As a young Douche, I always dreamt about MK Vs SF but i'll be more than happy with this. the only thing that could make me happier is a new DOA

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:14:00 PM

I aprove of that, but even so having a story intermixed woth Street Fighter characters is wrong. because after this they will have nothing to do with each other anymore, there is no way to back this up with a plausible story. It's clear that they just wanted to have the 2 series fight each other. If this disrespect was not effecting the media at a mass rate i may have been cool with it, alas is not the case. but i feel i have said my piece on the matter, hopefully we can all at least hope it is entertaining, which is probable.

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:42:14 PM

apparently we will have to take the wait and see approach aren't we :). but if u bought any of these games, i'll hunt u down :)

I know u live in UK for starters :)

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MadPowerBomber
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 8:23:54 PM

Yikes. Okay, Sam Raimi's filmed version of Spider-Man is not the source material. It's a filmed reinterpretation of comic book stories written in 1963 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and he didn't really stick to the source material either. Mary Jane was not Peter's first love, that was Gwen Stacy; and his web shooters were guns, not a side effect of the spider-bite. I could go on for hours about all the changes Raimi made to Spider-Man to make it work for him in the films, but I'll save the nerd rant for another time.

The source material for both the films you mentioned are comic books, and neither series of films did the source material justice.

The reason we're getting a reboot instead of a sequel is not just because of Raimi and Tobey's departure, but also due to the limited amount of time that Sony/Columbia/Tri-Star have to make more Spider-Man films before the rights revert back to Marvel/Disney. As I stated before, most comic companies have very little control over the filmed representations of their characters once they license out the rights. it wasn't until VERY recently that Marvel had the financial power to properly control their properties (like Iron Man) to make them closer to the source material. But there are still a bunch of films that Marvel signed away: X-Men and Wolverine, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, and Blade.

Lastly, the films are not canon. They are not the official stories where these properties are concerned. Only the comics hold that distinction.

Don't blame comics or their publishers for the arrogance and "we're better than all other mediums" egotistical nature of Hollywood.

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Temjin001
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 9:20:05 PM

Marty, I was the guy who called him out on the obvious irony as you did.

Ultimadream's argument is based on a foundation of his ideological policies that, because of his sensitivities, have been offended. The sad thing is, the assumptions that he has made are supported by using a slippery-slope fallacy: Tekken and Street Fighter have fallen to consumerist-fads, therefore the series is down the tubes. In my own studies, I've come to know that most of these assumptions tend to be false.

A re-occurant game component that he's leveled against Tekken's heritage is the story, which I find to be incredible bizarre. Aren't there a lot better story-telling centric games on the market than Tekken, today? To be so offended by Tekken's story as Ultima appears to be is beyond me. Pick that Heavy Rain game, or keep playing Final Fantasys, but realize that Tekken's premises are always an excuse to have combatants fight each other in hand to hand combat.

The only element of Ultima's argument I can agree with, and or understand, is one that suggests the core series will probably be put on hold while the devs are tied up in diversionary projects, such as these.
That's not to say, I'm not excited for this cross-over; I simply can identify the complaint.




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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 10:12:39 PM

@Temjin001

saY ONE WORDS AGAINST FFVIII and i'll kill ya, leave ultimicia out of it

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Mavfan321
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:10:54 PM

It's two different games, one on the SF engine the other a full 3D fighter like Tekken. If anything for us SF fans it'll hopefully be better than the EX games. I mean to be so angry at something that will be out in roughly 2 years seems a bit too foresighted. Play it before you pass judgment.

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Temjin001
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:15:39 PM

lol, TEG3SH.

Hey, I think you've had enough "liquor" for the night, and I suggest getting a designated forum-poster until you recover ^_-

Seriously though, I just saved Rhinoa in my space-suit.
Me thinks there's gonna be showdown between me and Ultimecia very soon. I hope it's a good fight =)

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 1:21:22 AM

@ Temjin001 are you seriously playing FF8 for the first time? if so just know that her battle music is legendary stuff, probably the best track on the game

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 1:35:01 AM

Sort of, yes. Way back when it launched I played through the first disc, and then somehow got side-tracked. I blame it on my Dreamcast obsession.

With the more modern wonder of PSP, I get this game for $10 and on the go, now, too.

It's fun, and nostalgic. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the different leveling system of this game.
Hopefully, I can take down the end boss.
Duncey-twitch-gamers like me have a hard time hacking it in these games =p


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Akuma07
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 4:37:11 AM

SO if a franchise is doing poorly, and no matter how many sequels they make, it just doesnt get better, you think it is better to just keep going, or quit completely.

Rather than,

Start fresh with a whole new take, and next generation technology.

You might aswell be saying that you hate the idea of remakes aswell.
The current Batman franchise, is a reboot, and its huge.

You say its disrespectful, but you have it all wrong, its PAYING respect to the original, because there is enough base there to continue to franchise on in the future, just in a different form.

One of the main things that can prove ANY franchises success, is its longevity.

And again, you say its disrespectful for video game mash-ups, because it disrespects what the game has built on its own, but then again you seem to LOVE FFXIII, which effectivaly disrespected the whole entire franchise.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 4:37:21 AM

SO if a franchise is doing poorly, and no matter how many sequels they make, it just doesnt get better, you think it is better to just keep going, or quit completely.

Rather than,

Start fresh with a whole new take, and next generation technology.

You might aswell be saying that you hate the idea of remakes aswell.
The current Batman franchise, is a reboot, and its huge.

You say its disrespectful, but you have it all wrong, its PAYING respect to the original, because there is enough base there to continue to franchise on in the future, just in a different form.

One of the main things that can prove ANY franchises success, is its longevity.

And again, you say its disrespectful for video game mash-ups, because it disrespects what the game has built on its own, but then again you seem to LOVE FFXIII, which effectivaly disrespected the whole entire franchise.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 6:07:53 AM

@Temjin001

designated forum-poster , that was seriously funny XD

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spiderboi
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:39:21 AM
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I can give this a little hope. But i just can't see how they can balance the ranged attacks from SF and the close-combat focus of Tekken...

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OxyFenix
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 12:36:39 PM

The same way you balance wrestlers in SF, like Hugo, Alex, Zangeif, Mika, Oro etc. They have stronger attacks then other characters who are mostly about combos like Ken or Chun-Li. While others like Akuma are real strong but have no life. Don't worry about balancing issues until you have another cheap Sagat. I bet they can do the same for the Tekken version.

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Ultimate_Balla
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:40:44 AM
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Cheer up. I'm hooked already!

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Highlander
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 12:18:25 PM
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*sigh* two years for this conglomeration of two games that have no reason to meet? Two years? God, it's no wonder that games must sell 3 million or more copies to break even. Games developers have lost the ability to develop a game in a realistic timescale or budget.

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:28:41 PM

it has nothing to do with development. SF4 X Tekken especially will be built on the same engine as SF4 so it doesn't need anytime really, other than adding the Tekken characters. they say it will take 2 years to make sure ppl buy Marvel Vs capcom instead of waiting for this one

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Alienange
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:19:02 PM

You said it TheHighlander. When I read that I was really surprised. Why bother telling us about it now? Are we really supposed to stay excited for two years about something like this?

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MadPowerBomber
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 8:43:20 PM

Yeah, 'cause Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy XIII, L.A. Noire, and other such games that people have been continuously excited about came out within moments of their announcement.

9_9

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 2:08:39 AM

MadPowerBomber, those games have much more detail to them than these fighters do. You can't compare them when they use cheesy still pics between matches and simple backgrounds.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 7:48:30 PM

madbomber's point is valid and it still stands. GT5 has long been announced, last i check its on the ps3 box

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marcusfrommo
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 12:18:57 PM
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yes, horay! can't wait to see tekken vs street fighter. both of the games may appear at the next e3.

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Clamedeus
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 12:35:34 PM
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Tekken all the way. :P

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sobleck
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 12:59:52 PM
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i thought it was rather cool, i play both games. I prefer street fighter my friend prefers tekken. I have two character mastered in tekken vs 6 in Street fighter. We always argue over which to play when we want to beat each other. but now we can settle it of course now we'll argue over street fighter X tekken or Tekken X street fighter

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gangan19
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:04:24 PM
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that was hot!!!!, i want tha f%$king game

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shadowscorpio
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:05:11 PM
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I don't know. I think this can work since street fighter has a 2.5D format now so tekken can meet halfway. From the video footage it seems to be balanced enough.

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Pandacastro
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:07:53 PM
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I would have prefer namco vs capcom

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RX78Zero
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:10:42 PM
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Well, everyone in video seems happy about it. But one to two years is a long wait for a fighting game. I'll be getting both version when they release.
[Life & Technology]

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Naztycuts
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 2:42:52 PM
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The video looks good, and I like the Tekken Tag style of it. With that said I'm still skeptical, I think the Street Fighter characters will be better on the 2.5D, and the Tekken characters will be better on the 3D. I don't know how they intend on balancing the projectiles of SF and the juggling in Tekken, hopefully they do or these could be the most unbalanced fighting games ever.

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Temjin001
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:03:30 PM
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WOOT! I can't wait WOOT!

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SaiyanSempai
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:16:49 PM
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i literally have tears in my eyes right now! i'm going to put both my hands in a hermetically sealed chamber until this game comes out - can't let anything happen to them until i play it!

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:30:15 PM
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which version are u guys getting, I'm literally torn

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Arvis
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:36:31 PM

Maybe both... maybe neither. It depends. My fiancee doesn't care for fighting games, so I might be playing less of them in the future.

And before anyone makes a smart remark, she loves ModNation and Gran Turismo, so quiet. ;)

-Arvis

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:42:30 PM

Gongrats man on tying the knot and all. preparing to be whipped already I see :). JK again Congrats

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:59:49 PM

i'm going to get both, but if i had to choose i'd go with the tekken engine. i love juggling people.

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Alienange
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:21:52 PM

Somebody likes ModNation? Is she willing to write a review for us?

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:30:28 PM

Alienange

bad bad boy .lol

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MadPowerBomber
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 8:33:21 PM

Both. They won't be coming out at the same time, so it won't be a 120 price tag right out the gate. There will be a time between the two just as there was between Capcom vs SNK 2 and SNK vs. Capcom: Chaos. Which I'm still miffed about being an XBox exclusive title.

I figure by the time I've seen everything Capcom's game has to offer, Namco's will be ready for release.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:49:54 PM
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Hey if it looks that good already, why the 2 years for this first one?

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 4:00:28 PM

probably businees stuff. who gets what cut, and how much. i might be sooner.

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 4:05:13 PM

as I said before, to make sure people buy Marvel Vs Capcom, thats all

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Jawknee
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 4:21:15 PM

I think TEG is right. Marvel vs Capcom 3 is out in about a year. They won't want to compete with their own game. I wouldn't be surprised if these games are done by the time MvC3 releases.

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 4:28:17 PM

it might be sooner

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Nynja
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 3:51:31 PM
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This could prove to be very interesting. I have always been a fan of the SF and Tekken series. It's great to hear that Capcom and Namco have a joint project in this.

Can't wait.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 4:20:13 PM
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I may check out the one Capcom makes. Forget Tekken and Namco.

I've always preferred Street Fighter to Tekken.

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:31:19 PM

on this GEN, TOTALY WITH YA

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WolfCrimson
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:03:02 PM
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Blegh. :(

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King James
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:54:12 PM
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Thats terrible news. I planned on playing this soon.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:00:43 PM
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I really only want New Mortal Kombat anyway.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:19:47 PM

Oh yeah, I want more Dead or Alive too! What's the hold up? Just cuz MS treated that guy like crap. So, make it a PS3 game. It isn't like it hasn't been on all most systems in the past.

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:40:07 PM

u freaking wizard U read my mind . DOA all the way bouncing and all


Edit: and the new MK looks freaking awesome.

too much fighting games, not too much stamina ( and by stamina I mean dough and by dough I mean Cookie dough and by cookie dough I mean Mrs fields and by Mrs fields I mean Taco bell and by taco bell I mean ................. dunno what happened God damn U absinthe

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MadPowerBomber
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:10:21 PM

It wasn't MS that mistreated Itageki (sp?) but Tecmo, depending on which story you believe. Before all that went down, he said he can't improve on perfection, meaning the last DoA game was his definitive version of the fighting game. Now that he's gone, and the fighting genre has a resurgence of interest I'm sure we'll see another Dead or Alive and another Ninja Gaiden. I don't care for DoA at all, but I don't wanna poop on other people's parades. DoA is inevitable. Virtua Fighter? Not so much.

And, yes, new MK is happy times for me as well!

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dante_zero
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:02:26 PM
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i think its great that they have dedicide to embark on this project and also cover the purists. You can see Namco and Capcom are defiantely trying to reivigorate the fighting genre franchise in a different way.I for one would probably pick up both versions to see how they fair. Namco have made great strides in 3D fighting where as Capcom's 3D games have quiet frankly sucked. So it's nice to see them working together to produce two different versions that will cover everyones preference wether it be 2.5D or full 3D.

I'm also glad its gonna take a couple of years before its released so i can enjoy Marvel vs Capcom 3. I think its about time that the fighting genre was kicked into the next generation era screaming.

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MadPowerBomber
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 6:42:56 PM
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Something I've noticed. The 2.5D wording for SFIV was made as a reference to the graphical representation of the game, not how the game playes. SFIV and Super are 2D fighting games. The playing field and the hitboxes are not all that different from Super SFII Turbo.

In fact, Tekken isn't a true 3D fighter, either, outside of the graphical side of things. the first two Tekken games were on a solid two dimensional playing field, with Kazuya being the only character with the ability to side-step into the pseudo-third dimension until Tekken 3. Even with Tekken 3 and beyond, the playing field is predominantly two dimensional, and is 2D linear as opposed to true 3D. The closest a traditional fighting game has come to 3D is Soul Calibur and maybe Virtua Fighter (a game I stopped playing with 3, when sega seemed to stop caring about the franchise), while most still rely on the linear aspects of 2D combat established by Karate Champ and perfected by Capcom.

As for the two franchises not having any buisness being together: Tekken still, to this day, plays very similarly to Street Fighter and always has. The control make-up for Tekken was loosely borrowed from Capcom's franchise, just as SNK had done with Fatal Fury to compete in the arcades. The character similarities are ridiculous, even when they happen by chance (like Bob and Rufus). Kazuya is startlingly similar to Ryu right down to the red gi wearing rival and the internal struggle between his "angelic" and "demon" side. Ryu vs. Kazuya is a dream match similarly to something along the lines of Chuck Lidell vs. Wanderlei Silva, only where in that case is was the restriction of binding contracts to promotions vs. alternate universes.

Plus, I think everyone's short changing the talented crews at both Capcom and Namco. Capcom hasn't made a bad fighting game that I've played outside of the Fighting Jam game several years ago, and Namco's efforts with Tekken have only hit a dark note (in my opinion and I admit that) with Tekken 4. These guys have done great with their respective franchises, and I feel these games will keep that tradition.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 1:26:52 AM

Tekken 4 wasn't a dark note, it was a black hole, that game sucked pretty hard and was panned harshly by its community, especially once Jin was finally released lol

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Snaaaake
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:15:25 PM
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Does that mean Tekken 7 is not coming out for at least 5 years?

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MadPowerBomber
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 8:28:47 PM

I'm thinking we might see Tekken 7 before Tekken x Street Fighter. Harada has already said that Tekken 7 is in early stages of production, and has also said that they've not even began Tekken X Capcom.

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Alienange
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 7:24:25 PM
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Is that the stupid Lego head mask thing from Dead Rising in the background? How embarrassing.

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TheIllusiveMan
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 9:24:23 PM

Well now my previous comment is aimed towards you lol. I can't seem to edit or delete it. I'm just letting you know that it was towards the spam and not you.

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TEG3SH
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 10:19:07 PM

@jman12343

I don't think Alienange is a shoe salesman although he looks like one .lol


edit..... sorry my bad but it was deleted b4 i post

edit no. 2 if u talk about dead rising. I'll kill u ......( I dunno what is wrong with me and the want to kill ppl tonite :( )


Last edited by TEG3SH on 7/26/2010 10:22:00 PM

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TheIllusiveMan
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 8:37:44 PM

Seriously. Nobody here gives a f**k about your s**t company. Stop spamming this site with your gay shoes.

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RX78Zero
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 8:22:18 PM
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we don't need advertisements appearing in the comment section now, begone Yahccccc.

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 11:00:44 PM
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Horrible idea...

Capcom just sold out on this one
It doesn't make sense to mash these two fighting games together

water and oil don't mix

From a THEME standpoint alone it doesn't fit at all.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 1:22:39 AM
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lol, some strong hate for this announcement from some gamers and the sh*t is 2 years away

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Mavfan321
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 6:41:00 AM
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Honestly I almost feel as a fan of fighters that this kind of news is not meant for the gamers who happen to be into other genres more, or not into fighters at all.
Don't get me wrong I love many genres but I've always had a deep love for fighting games, all of them but MK for the most part, my reasons being that it just never hit me as Street Fighter the handsdown Grandpa of the genre
(as in the arcade form not talking about things like Mike Tyson's Punch Out,) whether you like it or not. However I feel this news seems disappointing to some for so many different reasons, some are mad that its two different types of fighters clashing (though both are arguably the leader of their variation on the genre thus it can be argued it makes plenty of sense.) Some are mad Namco isn't doing something else with their time, as if a big publisher cannot do multiple projects. Those who claim to be fighting fans but seem to hate one game or the other, I'm not the biggest Tekken fan but I'm not going to hate this game because it's Tekken that's featured, as I said I will play it and pass judgment then, maybe I'll use only Tekken characters in this game to change things up? Finally (but not to be the last excuse for hating the idea for this game) some of the posts I've seen have this anti fighter stance as if fighters have less depth than an RPG, or the Uncharted's or MGS4's of the world therefore it's odd that a big company like Capcom and another giant Namco is spending all this time getting people into something 2 years away. To be honest fighting games are a niche genre in which amongst the games themselves their is more fanboyism than PS3 vs. 360 but when an opinion on the genre and the new games coming out come from those who have very little experience with the genre (this includes those who play all the time but lack SKILL i.e. complain about fireball spamming yet don't realize their are options around them, as well as a viable form of gameplay in SF's case) is negative it's as if to say this genre is dumb, this makes no sense there is too much "spamming". Same could be said about heroic characters riding big yellow birds (WHICH I LOVE, unless it's FF XIII), or killing people enough to then launch a nuke and then kill EVERYONE for a win. But I do not pass judgment until the final product is in my hands for more than a trifle of time. Maybe fighting is too niche a genre for all to understand, but the point of fighting in any form is competition, to see who is the best, and in this case I'm very intrigued, if not completely sold. Besides who wouldn't want to see Daigo vs. who ever happens to be the best Tekken player? (Look them up, it's a niche reference.)

End rant. Cue thumbs down.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 12:47:19 PM

I sure don't

Daigo got beat by an European Rose player, so he's not the best.

Furthermore, what's this? "some are mad that its two different types of fighters clashing (though both are arguably the leader of their variation on the genre thus it can be argued it makes plenty of sense.)"

So you'd be ok with mixing Nascar and LeMans just because they're the best in their respective leagues?

Tekken has always preached that 3D fighting is the future. In fact, many argue that 3D fighters (mainly Tekken KILLED) the 2D fighting genre.

With that right in Capcom's face they still decide to mash their best 2D fighting game with Tekken?

It's like making a Final Fantasy/Fallout game.

Doesn't make sense. Other than the money and OMG they're the best in their own genres BS.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 4:59:25 PM

Scarecrow you are funny. Are you saying that losing to the european Rose player suddenly throws Daigo's fighting prowess in trouble? that makes no sense. Last i check Daigo won evo very recently. He is the best SF player around right now period

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 5:17:46 PM

he also took second in that tourney that he lost to luffy in ( the rose player ). Plenty of top players lose and being considered one of the best doesn't mean its impossible to lose

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Mavfan321
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 11:25:17 AM

I gave Daigo as an example trust me I know he gets beat from time to time that's not even the point of the rant. My main point is why hate something we have not laid our hands on?! And besides I doubt anyone is still saying the 2D genre of fighting is dead so chill out and stop taking every little thing game companies do so personally. If you don't like it or buy it, it's your loss, and if it sucks your gain.

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Mavfan321
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 11:40:24 AM

In many mediums cross promotion has been done well why pass judgment on THIS GAME that's not out yet? I mean at the same time why should I argue for it when you're going to remain steadfast against something you have yet to play. Oh and SF 4 was bigger than Tekken 6 hands down so the whole 2D fighters are dead thing is dead. Not only is 2D fighting here to stay but it's essentially the norm, considering Blazeblue, Arcana Heart, MvC3, I mean put it this way the upcoming 2D fighters being released is stacked. Not to mention further additions to SSF4.

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