Japanese giants' big franchises do battle in two Tekken vs Street Fighter games

Capcom/Namco ‘makes history’ with fighter dev deal

Capcom and Namco revealed at last week’s San Diego ComicCon that the two are collaborating on crossovers for their flagship fighting franchises.

Street Fighter X Tekken is in the works for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, developed by Capcom, and merges the two long-running franchises into one epic fighter.

Like Street Fighter IV, the game will feature 2D gameplay with stylised 3D character models, according to Capcom. New gameplay modes including tag team will allow characters from the franchises to both work together and lock horns.

Game producer Yoshinori Ono and and Tekken series project leader Katsuhiro Harada announced the collaboration at the San Diego event.

But the two publisher/developers will, like the characters in their franchises, be competing as well as collaborating: Namco is working on a second game, Tekken X Street Fighter, developed by its Tekken team, which puts all the characters in its gameworld (rather than vice-versa in SF x T).

According to US games development site Gamasutra, Ono explained: “This is history we’re making. Two fighting games that have rivalled each other are finally standing on the same stage. This isn’t just a showdown between Tekken and Street Fighter, but a decisive battle for Capcom and Namco Bandai Games. So I’m going to give it my all.”

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