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What happened to Tekken X Street Fighter?

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In 2010, Capcom and Namco jointly announced that we fighting game fans would be in for a crossover treat. Both companies would be making games that blended their two most famous fighting game properties: Street Fighter and Tekken. Capcom made good on its promises, delivering Street Fighter X Tekken in 2012. Unfortunately, it kinda sucked – with a silly gem system and auto-combos, it had little-to-no longevity in the fighting game scene. It did, however, successfully meld each series’ mechanics.

Fans have been waiting rather patiently for Namco’s one, Tekken X Street Fighter. We’re still rather unsure of how it will work. Tekken’s mechanics have always favoured closer, more intimate fighting over flying fireballs – so it’ll be interesting to see how well they manage to translate Street Fighter’s mechanics, yet keep the spirit of the characters alive.

That is, of course, if the game ever comes out. We’ve seen and heard very little of the game – to the point where it could largely be considered vapourware. It’s not though; according to Namco’s Tekken director, Katushiro Harada. Speaking to Polygon, he confirmed that the game was still in active development, with as many as 40 people working on it.

“It’s very difficult to talk about,” Harada said. “Obviously, I had originally planned to release it much earlier than we’re currently looking at.”

Namco, he says, intentionally stalled it so there’d be a sizeable gap between the release of Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street fighter, so as to mitigate the inevitable confusion.

Right now though, the company’s focus is squarely on making Tekken 7 the best it can be – even if Harada-san isn’t as involved with the series as much as he used to be. He’ll be spending his time on the odd Pokemon fighter, Pokken Tournament, Time Crisis 5 and the newly announced Free-to-play Wii U adventure game, tentatively called Project Treasure.

Tekken X Street Fighter is still being made – but I think it’ll be quite some time before we see it released.

Last Updated: January 22, 2015


  1. Mandom (Umar)

    January 23, 2015 at 07:34

    ROLENTO!!!!!!LOL dat knife glitch is still amazing


  2. Hammersteyn

    January 23, 2015 at 07:44

    But will it be released on XBOX One?


    • Pieter Kruger

      January 23, 2015 at 07:52

      Who cares if I can just stream the PC version to my Xbox? How many “console exclusives” will Sony be losing?


      • Hammersteyn

        January 23, 2015 at 08:12



      • Guest

        January 26, 2015 at 09:33

        Different game, Xbot mouthbreather.


    • DrKiller

      January 23, 2015 at 09:35

      Yeah it will… it must… I REFUSE TO BUY A PS


  3. Ghost In The Rift

    January 23, 2015 at 08:03

    Installed Street Fighter X Tekken, broke my keyboard, uninstalled it……#neveragain


  4. DrKiller

    January 23, 2015 at 09:39

    The reason for the big delay is because they originally didn’t know on which generation to do this on…

    I’m guessing they focused on Tekken 7 first for a few reasons… 1) To test the new Unreal engine… 2) To test the NextGen consoles… 3) Because its a much smaller game than Tekken X Streetfighter and then 4) They wanted to complete the Tekken story first before bringing this out…

    I’m guessing that after Tekken 7, we’ll see another Soul Calibur and then they’ll go full stream on Tekken X Streetfighter


  5. CypherGate

    January 23, 2015 at 10:51

    Oh hell. One of those games like the Last Guardian. The hype of this game has officially died. There are just too many games to look forward to than this one since they dont even show some form of information on the game. Gees not even some form of graphic art or 3d modelling art. Its sad really cause i was looking forward to seeing the Street Fighter characters in the same graphic style as Tekken. Anyway ive put this in my spank bank and officially moved on.


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    January 23, 2015 at 15:39

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