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Street Fighter And Tekken Together At Last... Twice

SDCC has a little surprise for all of you fighting gamers. Two surprises.
Author: Ryan Green
Published: July 24, 2010
San Diego Comic-Con has increasingly become a public launching pad for video games and movies, some of which having absolutely nothing to do with comics at all. This may be a depressing or even irritating fact to some, but arcade fighting games usually aren't getting much love in general. Today marks a great exception for this.

During the "Street Fighter IV and Beyond" panel, the presentation was interrupted by one of Capcom's rival fighting game franchises, Tekken. Made official was Street Fighter X Tekken, a new 2D fighting game that looks to blow the world up with another game using the Street Fighter IV engine. Pronounced "Street Fighter Cross Tekken", this marks the first time that the two franchises will be together in the same game.

The brief presentation confirmed that Tekken veterans Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams will be making appearances in the roster for this entry, as well as Ryu and Chun-Li for Capcom's side of the coin (but those two are practically givens). The game will feature the same gameplay at Street Fighter VI with a few notable exceptions, like tagging out to another character and using the standby to assist you in performing combos.

Also announced was Namco's try at a crossover title, Tekken X Street Fighter. It is only rumored to feature a 3D fighting style, akin to your standard Tekken game. In development by Namco, we have absolutely no details about this game, aside from what the title reads. We will have more on both games as the information slowly reaches us.

Are these up there with other unexpected crossover titles? Do you think there is a demand for them? Let us know over in the comments! Oddly enough, I almost bought Tekken 6 just so I could have my own arcade stick. It is almost like the universe came together and told me something special was going to happen to Tekken today. I guess we know the answer now: it was all a coincidence.