The Capcom “Vs.” series has long been in the business of making dream match-ups come true, but one that never seemed likely – even from them – is a crossover between rival companies. Surprising even the most stalwart of fans at San Diego Comic Con, the joint announcement was made by Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter IV) and Katsuhiro Harada (Tekken series). Set in the 2D characters in 3D space style of Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter x Tekken will feature the usual suite of Versus, Tag Team, and Training Modes, as well as yet some unexplained “new enhancements.”
Tekken fighters will be re-imagined as they are brought into the Street Fighter art style, battling across familiar and new stages from both franchises. What’s more, this is just the Capcom-produced half of a cross-developer series, with Namco Bandai publishing the similar Tekken x Street Fighter with the same design aesthetics as its brother, with the art styles swapped to accommodate the Tekken style. The game(s) will launch on both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
“This is history we’re making.” said Yoshinori Ono, ” Two fighting games that have rivaled 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. So I’m going to give it my all.”