Street Fighter crossed with Tekken
At Comic-Con 2010, which ended yesterday, Namco and Capcom officially announced two new fighting games - Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter. As the name implies, these games will connect together the game worlds produced by Namco and Capcom, and most likely they will not be limited to the existing heroes of Tekken and Street Fighter.
Street Fighter X Tekken is being developed by Yoshinori Ono, and the project is being developed based on the Street Fighter 4 engine. Katsuhiro Harada is responsible for the Tekken X Street Fighter. This game uses Tekken 6 technology. Both toys will appear on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Capcom and Namco began negotiations to develop these “hybrids” back in 2009. Both companies easily came to an agreement, however, they started the development quite recently. It is known that work on Street Fighter X Tekken takes only three months, so the release will take place, at best, in a couple of years. Tekken X Street Fighter, however, will have to wait even longer.
It's funny that the developers do not exchange best practices with each other. The authors of Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter have no idea what the competitors are working on, and even place bets whose game will receive the highest rating from Famitsu magazine.
It is also reported that Street Fighter X Tekken will be very similar to Street Fighter 4 - developers will leave the same controls and combinations. However, the novelty relies on 2x2 fights, where each player must choose two heroes, while the second character does not take an active part in the fight, but helps the “main” to do various tricks and combos.
But that is not all. According to Yoshinori Ono, fans get yet another game in the Street Fighter series called Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online. Nothing really is known about it yet - Ono-san only reports that the novelty will continue the ideas embodied in Street Fighter 2 Turbo. The release will also take place soon.