Street Fighter Stars Getting A Tekken Makeover For Tekken X Street Fighter

By Spencer . July 26, 2010 . 10:05am

clip_image001Street Fighter X Tekken is one of two crossover games. Namco Bandai is also developing Tekken X Street Fighter. This fighting game takes characters from Street Fighter and throws them into the Tekken universe.


This dimensional gateway also gives the Street Fighter stars a Tekken style visual makeover. While Ryu and company will look different they’ll have the same moves, albeit in 3D space in Namco Bandai’s crossover fighter.


“The ultimate dream match-up is about to be realized. With this astonishing collaboration, a new chapter in fighting game history begins. The Street Fighter and Tekken development teams have a great relationship. However, I see this new project not as a collaboration, but as the competition of the century between two legendary fighting game franchises,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken series director, about the project.

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  • I still find it comical that SF4’s art style looks better on the Tekken characters than the Street Fighter ones. Makes you wonder.

    • Code

      haha even I noticed how well it compliments there designs >w<' It's funny how that worked out, I am curious about how SF characters will look like in Tekken, I wonder if both games will use the same models?

      • cowcow

        There was an April Fool’s VF video ad of the VF characters dressed as SF characters shooting projectiles.. I imagine it’ll look like that

        • They weren’t dressed as SF characters. That’s their actual outfits in the games. Jean Kudo is wear a new character that wears a red gi. The projectiles though were added in and a couple of attacks. At lot of it were just moves from the game itself.

          • cowcow

            I clearly remember one of them doing a Tatsumakusenpuukyaku (Hurricane kick) which I know is not part of their moveset…

          • A couple moves were thrown in, which that would be 1.

    • RupanIII

      lol I didn’t really look at the screenshots earlier but it’s true!

  • nyobzoo

    IDK, it’s a lot easier to make the Tekken characters to 2D then the SF one’s to 3D considering their move-sets.

  • thebanditking

    “However, I see this new project not as a collaboration, but as the competition of the century between two legendary fighting game franchises,”

    Harada let me save you the trouble of getting your hopes up, Capcom/Ono wins. Seriously Namco and Tekken can’t even begin to compare to the greatness that is Capcom’s fighting game prowess. Their track record is proof enough, MvsC2, SF3, SF4/SSF4, Tatsunoko vs Capcom, and early reports are that MvsC3 is also fantastic. Meanwhile Namco has been sucking it up for the past 5 years, They ruined SoulCalibur 4, Tekken 6 is a total joke, and even those who like Tekken 5 (myself included) can’t ignore how horrible SoulCalibur 3 and Tekken 4 were. So like I said if these two games are going to be pitted against one another, Capcom wins hands down.

    • JustAnotherTraveler

      I don’t know if you realize this, but Tekken is one of the most played games ever. Unlike SF, it didn’t take a ten year break and has been constantly getting new games periodically. It is played throughout Asia especially and sees a huge amount of competitive play. It is a huge franchise. Tekken 6 is considered by most to be the best game in the franchise. I would like to assume the only joke here is you.

      • neo_firenze

        Yeah, I’m not a huge Tekken fan but it’s asinine to say Tekken 6 is a “joke”. It’s currently the only 3D fighter even played on a worldwide tournament level (VF is Japan only). It’s obviously a polished game with legitimate high level competitive play. Whether your tastes run more toward Capcom 2D fighters as opposed to Tekken is one thing, but Tekken is the undisputed king of its style.

        • Just because VF isn’t played worldwide doesn’t mean it is worse than Tekken.

          • neo_firenze

            I never said VF is worse than Tekken. But it’s certainly true that Tekken has more widespread tournament play – I don’t really think a “joke” of a game would be the one current 3D fighter that has worldwide tournament acceptance if it didn’t do some things right to serve the competitive scene fairly well. Maybe you like VF more, that’s a personal taste thing. But T6 wouldn’t be a viable tournament game if it was really utter trash.

            It’s also very relevant that Tekken has broad worldwide appeal when considering making the crossover. Street Fighter and Tekken are the top two fighting game brands for overall worldwide appeal. VF is popular in Japan but not so much in the west, Mortal Kombat is popular among the mainstream US audience but ignored by Japan, Arc System Works is respected by hardcore players but fairly unknown to the mainstream. Tekken and SF are THE two series that have strong appeal from casual to tournament level players in all regions. Makes perfect sense to me as a business decision to use those two for a crossover.

          • raymk

            no but if ain’t getting played more than something is wrong isn’t it. I mean the people who play tourneys or usually pro’s and korea and the u.s have big tekken tourney’s so it must be doing something right.

          • neo_firenze

            I don’t think Tekken being more popular worldwide in tournaments really tells anything about the relative quality of Tekken versus VF. There are lots of other reasons for VF’s lesser popularity outside of Japan. Namco supports tournaments better than Sega (Namco was a big sponsor of Evo 2010, for instance). Tekken games get better worldwide distribution. VF doesn’t have console releases of the two most recent arcade updates to VF5, they’re only playable in Japanese arcades.

            Tekken 6 being popular worldwide in tournaments DOES say something about the merits of Tekken 6 though. It’s proven itself as a viable tournament game across the world… that doesn’t happen with garbage games. Might not be your thing, but it’s quite clear that Tekken serves a certain subsection of the fighting game community very well.

  • JustAnotherTraveler

    I’m looking forward to Tekken x Street Fighter, but definitely not the other way around. The SF4 engine is so tiring to deal with and seeing them just throw Tekken characters in it isn’t making it anymore interesting to me. I really don’t want to play a link based defensive game again. If King and Kazuya and Heihachi and all the great Tekken characters are in, then that’s assume, but if I am still having to jump over Ryu’s constant safe barrage while trying to do complex links in a slow as hell game, then count me out. On the other hand, Tekken 6 plays great. Even if they didn’t add Capcom characters, I would play another one. With Capcom characters, that just adds more to enjoy.

    • cowcow

      But what about easily sidestepping hadoken’s, Kikoken’s and Sonic booms? Hardly seems fair now. Unless they make them homing….

  • neocatzon

    Will hadouken rules again ?

  • FireCouch

    Well, the games are coming out in 2 years, so we have a long wait ’till then.

  • I like the idea but as I just find it rather unfair how just about every Capcom character has a projectile attack while tekken doesn’t. its like bringin a knife to a gun fight. u kno? But i really do wanna see Chun-Li n Cammy fight against Jun n Julia. SEXCI!

  • Souji Tendou

    Legendary fighting game? Tekken? What? Sorry, I think you overrate yourself Namco. >_>

  • Maybe we’ll get lucky and Namco will go out of business before this game comes out! :


    I have always wanted to see how Tekken would play in 2D and 3D IDK how thats going to work out for Street Fighter so Street Fighter X Tekken for me than.

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