Ono: Capcom And Namco Won’t Interfere With Street Fighter And Tekken Crossovers

By Ishaan . April 1, 2011 . 10:05am

Recently speaking with The Guardian, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono — known as the producer of the Street Fighter IV games various other responsibilities — revealed that Capcom and Namco Bandai have an agreement to not interfere with each other’s Street Fighter and Tekken crossover projects.


Ono is referring to two games: Street Fighter x Tekken, a 2D fighting game in development at Capcom, and Tekken x Street Fighter, a 3D fighting game being developed by Namco Bandai.


“When we first decided to go ahead with this project we agreed not to interfere with each other at all!” Ono revealed to The Guardian. “So Namco Bandai has no say in anything we do in Street Fighter x Tekken and vice versa for Tekken x Street Fighter — we have no idea what that’s going to look like and we cannot object to whatever Namco does!”


He jokingly added: “If they go down the Dead or Alive route and Chun-Li comes out rather sexy, we STILL can’t say anything!”


Ono also states that his “grand scheme” is to make fighting games more accessible to a larger audience. To this end, Ono believes that Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, recently released on the Nintendo 3DS, is an important milestone, and that the 3DS system itself coincides with his goal.

  • thebanditking

    Still not sure how Namco’s portion of this will turn out. Tekken 6 was not exactly the best entry in the series…

    “If they go down the Dead or Alive route and Chun-Li comes out rather sexy, we STILL can’t say anything!”

    This just cracks me up.

    • puchinri

      Story-wise, no. But I thought the fighting was pretty fun. 3 and TT(1) will always be my favorite though, so 6 wouldn’t compare to them anyway. Lets hope they channel not just 6, but every Tekken? (And SF…)

  • I would like them to go the DOA route :D

  • Who else wants the Dead or Alive route?

    • Zonic505

      Me. They might as well take that route for all the female characters. Cammy is practically asking for it with her costume.

      • Code

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    • Maxwell3000

      I also wouldn’t mind it.

      • Day2Day

        Well, I wouldn’t mind it as long as we don’t ever get Street Fighter: Xtreme beach volleyball… I think.

        • That would be amazing.


  • Code

    I still feel like Tekken’s characters almost meshed with the in SSF4 art style better then some of the SSF4 cast. Although I’m not crazy about SSF4, or Tekken, I still enjoy watching it >w<' Now give me a call when we got Blazblue vs. Guilty Gear on the table and I'll be first person in line owo~! Or even better Nippon Ichi finally makes an All*Stars fighter +o+

  • cmurph666


    I can just imagine all those bouncy boob mechanics mixed in with Chun-li’s acrobatic jumping…


    • Hexen

      the thing that i can’t imagine though if Ono cosplays Chun-li when they go with DoA route. bouncy phy.. ughhh.. the chill.

  • I wonder, will they both use the Street Fighter 4-ish styled graphics? Since, recently, every fighter Capcom does is made that way.

  • Aiddon

    great, I can already imagine what Viper, Cammy, Chun-Li, and Juri are gonna be like.

    • I’ll actually be very disappointed if Juri isn’t in it.

  • puchinri

    6 alreeady had fanservice galore, so going the DoA route would just make me sick of them. (Less Lili fanservice, more Anna and Zafina fanservice please!)

    I hope Namco doesn’t use SF4’s graphic style though… Or at least doesn’t make them so steroid-y looking. Just the normal steroided SF, please.

    • I doubt Namco will use SF4’s style. If anything, it’ll look like the more recent Tekken games.

      As for fan service, there’s no Tekken character hotter than Lili, especially when you make her hair black and give her a lot of makeup. Although Zafina isn’t bad.

      • puchinri

        That I would love and appreciate.

        While I do agree partially, as Lili is my favorite character, isn’t she still underage by Tekken timeline? I’m mostly thinking the outfit Oh!Great gave her ( but uh, even his manga evidence how unphased he is by age of character and over the top fanservice x’D ). I think Anna, Nina and Zafina are definitrly the hottest, though I strongly prefer Anna and Zafina myself. And Anna especially is Queen Sexy & Fanservice (movements, outfit, etc).

        • Anna reminds me too much of one of my dad’s girlfriends. And one of my aunts.

          As for Lili’s age, well, she was 16 when Tekken 5 came out, so storyline wise, I’d guess she’d be 18…which doesn’t really matter anyway, since she’s a fictional character, so none of us will ever have any relations with her. XD

          • puchinri

            Oh wow, lol. I uh, I don’t know if I feel bad or not. But honestly, some of my mom’s antics reminds me of Anna, so yea… I guess I could see your point.

            Ahh, I was wondering. Well, yea, there’s that.
            But you notice being fictional never stops anyone (even people on here) from saying and thinking some squicky things. x’D;;

    • fermented

      Some concept images of Ryu in the Tekken 6 style were released by Namco Bandai a while ago, and they are probably indicative of the direction that the art style of every other SF character will be in TxSF.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the Tekken cast is mostly recycled character models and animations from Tekken 6 and Tekken TT2 but polished up a bit, and I wouldn’t have any problem with that.


      • puchinri

        Ohh, I missed those, thanks!
        (I like that look for Ryu~.)

        And same here, I would be quite satisfied with that.

        By the way, I like your icon (yay Moyashimon!).

  • viewtiful_joe99

    I’m having troubling seeing how the Tekken version of this crossover will be any good at all. It’s just going to feel off. Tekken has always felt like it was stuck in a rut to me

  • “If they go down the Dead or Alive route and Chun-Li comes out rather sexy, we STILL can’t say anything!”

    lol at that.. tho they do have to tone down those man hands on Chun-Li.. XD

    • Code

      Oh god I hope they fix the hands omo; the crab-people-esque joints in SF character’s hands absolutely terrifies me omo;;

  • Makes it easy to know which will be the better game! Hahaha, just kidding…Tekken Tag 2 looks pretty good.

  • All that’s missing from the screenshot is blood coming out of Kazuya’s nose

  • DisgaeaGuy11

    What I like about this is that Capcom is really gonna need to step up their character depth and story line with their cross-over with Tekken. They can’t do what they always do which is make a non-sensical story, or no story at all like they did with MvC3. Also, finally a capcom fighting that has decent endings, because we all know that Tekken makes some kickass/awesome/freaking holy crap great endings.

    what I don’t like is probably seeing tekken characters in an unbalanced game, and probably spamming.

    • Well, Tekken did until Tekken 6, where they did a big horrible step backwards.

      • DisgaeaGuy11

        I skipped Tekken 6. I dedicate an insane amount of time into Tekken games and decided to wait for one with a better reception this gen. I’m going to buy every single one of these Tekken games that are coming out in the future.

        • SonicRulez

          Street Fighter usually has at least more varied storylines than Tekken. How many times is a Mishima gonna be thrown from a very high place? There was a story in MvC3. Galactus was going to eat the world and you needed to stop that.

      • KyoyaHibari

        Lol, what is the community like anyways, I beat 6, but I can’t find many people to play, Im pretty rusty ATM, but is there a lot of spamming in the T6 community, I know MVC3 has gotten atrocious with its spammers when the Events came out and everyone was desperate for those titles, man it was so annoying…

  • Sounds interesting, I hope this means we’ll be getting 2 VERY different games with very different art-styles
    I can see tekken characters working better in SF territory than vice versa though…

  • KyoyaHibari

    Creeping me out with everyone wanting the DOA style for Chun >.> I don’t look at video game chars in an erotic way ;P

    • Well, hold on while we give you a medal. The way I see it is this: If you have to stare at a character for hours at a time, it might as well be one that’s pleasant to look at.

      • KyoyaHibari

        I don’t mind Chun as she is now, I think its fine this way, I don’t feel any sensual attachment to the characters, so I don’t mind watching them fight the way they are now, as long as they aren’t deformed or something, I like it the SFIV style. So I can focus on the battle not having to worry about a bad character design nor an erotic distraction, I find its a good balance IMO.

  • Well, Chun-Li is ALREADY in a kinda DOA style if you ask me. Her design is basically: Head – Boobs – Legs. lol

    Her legs obscures it a little bit, but you just have to see Chun-Li in her second outfit in SFIV to realize it.

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