Capcom Announces Street Fighter X Tekken

Capcom used a Comic Con Street Fighter panel Saturday to announce an allegiance with Namco to mash together the Street Fighter and Tekken franchises in a couple of new games.

The companies each are mixing digital genetic material by each dropping the others’ characters into a game. Capcom’s is called Street Fighter X Tekken (pronounced “Street Fighter Cross Tekken”), while Namco’s is Tekken X Street Fighter.

At the Comic Con panel, Super Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono and Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada showed off a teaser trailer of Street Fighter’s Ryu battling Kazuya Mishima from Tekken while panel attendees cheered in delight.

Then they busted out an early build of the game and did battle for real.

The Street Fighter X Tekken demo used the Street Fighter 2-D style and tag-team mechanics – basically, Street Fighter with Tekken characters. It’s speculation at this point, but probably a fair bet that Tekken X Street Fighter will handle more like other Tekken games, with a 3-D arena.

Hopefully the games will include cross-over similarities to make them more than glorified character pack downloads for existing games. And hopefully Capcom’s and Namco’s individual titles will be different and compelling enough to warrant having two different games. At this point, there’s no telling.

Ono didn’t announce a date to go with the demo, but did say the games will appear on both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

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On July 28, 2010 at 3:07 am