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Tekken X Street Fighter is All but Dead

Street Fighter x Tekken Vita

Tekken X Street Fighter is not going to happen, despite the hopes of series fans.

We wouldn’t, in all honesty, blame you if you were scratching your heads right now wondering what the heck we were one about. But, way back in 2012, Capcom released Street Fighter X Tekken, a PS3, Xbox, PC and PS Vita fighting game that pitched characters from the Tekken series against against Capcom’s own Street Fighter characters.

It was generally well received, but Capcom did lose some goodwill by making some characters DLC only, but including those same characters on the disk. So, even though the characters had already been created, you had to pay extra to access them on the PlayStation 3, PC or Xbox 360. The PlayStation Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken, on the other hand, had these characters unlocked by default and made it onto our “Best Vita Games of All Time” list. 

But it was supposed to be one of a pair of games, the other being Tekken X Street Fighter. This time around, Tekken developers Bandai Namco would take the Street Fighter characters and put them into the Tekken engine, potentially removing the long-distance moves they were famous for. But the game never materialised, despite producer Katsuhiro Harada’s assurances it was still in development.

Now, nine years after Street Fighter X Tekken’s release, Harada has revealed it’s almost certainly not going to happen. As reported by The Gamer, the project has been shelved and was 30% complete when this happened. Street Fighter 2’s Akuma did later turn up in Tekken 7, giving fans a small taste of what might have been. But Tekken X Street Fighter is, in all likelihood, never going to see the light of day.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.