Yoshinori Ono, the producer of Street Fighter IV and its sequel, Super Street Fighter IV, announced in the San Diego Comic Con's "Street Fighter Mania" panel that big new "fighting game" he and his team were secretly working on - STREET FIGHTER VS TEKKEN! That's right... Bandai Namco Games has joined forces with Capcom to bring together two well known brawlers and let them mix it up in this new VS series project! Now, if you've played both of these games, you'd know Tekken and Street Fighter handle very differently in terms of fighting game physics and play. SF is a 2D brawler that utilizes special moves and a 6 button control scheme configuration, while Tekken prides itself as a 3D fighting game that's purely technical and combo saavy, having a four button control layout that corresponds to each limb of the body. How these two brands managed to get together is beyond me, but it is something that ALL fighters have been dreaming of for a long time, and it has now become a reality! Check out the debut trailer!
Very good, noh? As observed in the trailer, the graphics and engine are very much that of Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV, with the game focusing on a 2D style of gameplay! Check out the gameplay trailer here as well!
Now, this is just Capcom's take on the new "crossover of the century" battle. Bandai Namco's also working on their own "Tekken Vs Street Fighter" game, and it's quite reminiscent of the old Capcom Vs SNK/ SNK Vs Capcom days, where both companies made their own VS games based on their proprietary game engines and art style. One has to wonder how Namco's will look like, but I bet it will in the same style, if not an improved version of the Tekken 6 engine.
Street Fighter Vs Tekken is making its way to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in a date TBA. Yoshinori Ono san was right... I will buy this at day one! Watch out for it!