These Two Characters Are Not In Street Fighter X Tekken, Paul Might Make The Cut

By Spencer . July 27, 2011 . 2:36pm

anna Capcom likes to keep character lists for their fighting games under wraps, so I knew producer Yoshinori Ono couldn’t reveal the entire cast during our interview. Instead I asked him to tell us two characters, one from Street Fighter and one from Tekken, that won’t be in Street Fighter x Tekken.


"On the Street Fighter side, I can tell you Dan will not be in the game," Ono said followed by a few chuckles. "You may remember he was killed by a Tekken character at Comic-Con last year, so he won’t be in Street Fighter x Tekken."


Ono continued, "As much as I personally wanted to have a cool Nina and Anna tag battle, the director was against putting Anna because we already had Nina in. Sorry to all of the Anna fans out there!"


Later, Ono mentioned Nina and Paul were his favorite characters from the Tekken side. He likes Paul because he is a thinking man’s character. Before I could ask Ono-san if Paul was in the game he beat me to the punch, "your next question might be hey you haven’t announced Paul yet? You’re right I haven’t…"

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  • MechaFM

    Don’t worry, Anna will appear in Super Ultimate Street Fighter X Tekken Triple Tag Tournament Deluxe Edition

    • Super Ultimate Street Fighter X Tekken Triple Tag Tournament Deluxe Edition: The 2nd Impact.

      • Super Ultimate Street Fighter X Tekken Triple Tag Tournament Deluxe Edition: The 3rd strike.

        • Moriken

          Super Ultimate Street Fighter X Tekken Triple Tag Tournament Deluxe Edition: The 3rd strike – Dark Resurrection.

          • Super Ultimate Street Fighter X Tekken Triple Tag Tournament Deluxe Edition: The 3rd strike – Dark Resurrection 2

          • Super Ultimate Street Fighter X Tekken Triple Tag Tournament Deluxe Edition: The 3rd strike – Dark Resurrection 2 – Championship Saga

  • I never liked Anna in the first place, but Paul?! I liked Paul.

    • mikanko

      Re-read the interview.  Ono mentions he likes Paul, doesn’t mention anything about him not being in the game.  They just haven’t confirmed him yet.

  • d19xx

    Law better be in it too. 

    I bet Anna will be DLC.

  • Oh yeah cuz Anna is TOTALLLLY like Nina :l oh wellz Paul ftw

    • What are you talking about? They’re barely anything alike now. They share a few moves that aren’t even used the same and that’s it.

      • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

        I’m pretty sure he was sarcastic….

        • I was just about to post that.

          There should be a font that denotes sarcasm. That way nobody gets the wrong meaning.

          • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

            The sarcmark should become universal

          • I’ve been overcome by the brilliance of the Sarcmark!!!

            …but am too cheap to pay $1.99.

          • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

            and those who don’t own it can’t see it anyways…

        • Thank you for knowing i was being Sarcastic

  • mikanko

    I think I remember Paul was inadvertently slipped in an E3 interview.  I can’t remember who it was, but they referenced the character as being in the game and then kinda had a “I didn’t just say that” moment.

  • Altritter

    I still can’t believe they killed off Dan. Even if it’s not canon, which it likely isn’t, it just seems like a kick in the face to all Dan fans. I mean, I know he’s a joke character, but to KILL the guy seems a bit extreme.

    • Exkaiser

      Oh, I’m sure he’ll be back to life by next year’s comic-con.

      Like a comic book character!

  • Hours

    That’s too bad about Anna, I really like her. She’s not really like Nina either, so I don’t get Ono’s comment. Oh well.

    I’m still hoping for a lot more non-Street Fighter IV characters. I would love to see Charlie and Eagle get a chance.

    • mikanko

      It’s all about Karin. >__<

      • Exkaiser

        It’s all about Q!

        • BadenBadenPrinny

          It’s all about Alex. :)

  • puchinri

    Nooo! Anna! ;A;
    I shall miss you.

  • kupomogli

    Even though Anna plays “similar” to Nina, why not just make Anna a different Nina costume?  So basically the exact same character, but says Anna instead and is a skin of Anna.

    Doesn’t matter though.  I’ll be waiting for Super Street Fighter x Tekken Arcade Edition to come out when Anna is probably included.  :P

    • Thing is they DON’T play similarly at all anymore. Share a few moves which aren’t even the same animation wise.

    • Exkaiser

      On a similar note, Ryu will probably have costume colors for all the shotos not in the game, sort of like MvC without the option to change his fighting style to theirs.

    • raymk

      yeah everyone is waiting on this super thing like its something new to capcom.  your going to be waiting until 2013 for that game if they do make it.  Either way what if they do make a super version,  does it matter so long as this one is worth 60 bucks with 40 playable characters that people actually want?

  • 128bitigor

    Don’t worry, Anna will make it. In turbo edition released separately on disk because – somehow – they forgot after 2 games already that they need to make it “DLC friendly”…

    (…my ass.)

  • Lame excuse.  Dan had practically gotten ripped apart, bloodily, by Vega in the Street Fighter Alpha movie.  And then he comes back later on to fight Birdie, with only a bandage to show for his previous fight.

    • Yeah that was Vega this is Kazuya handing out a Beating.

  • Anna is barely anything like Nina anymore. They haven’t been clones (and even then Anna had MORE moves) since Tekken 2. As of now they only have about 12 of the same moves out of 100+. Even then almost all the moves they have different animations, uses and follow up opportunities and even damage.

    • It doesn’t really read that way that she’s deconfirmed.. but I hope not. Juri is pure awesomeness *_*

  • Dan…Died  O__O I thought he was unconscious.

    • SerendipityX

      I LOL’d so hard at this.

  • yea right DLC BABY

  • BGMcDF

    This game couldn’t handle Dan’s super taunt.

    You heard me.

  • It´s pretty obvious that Paul will be on this game, and at this point, It´s pretty obvious who will be and who won`t be on the roster…let´s see my clairvoyant abilities :p

    will make it: Lei, Law, Jin, Jack, Heihachi, Ganryu, julia/michelle, Leo, eddie, lars, alysa, azuka and lili.

    won´t make it: brian :(, kuma :(, armor king :(, dragunov, baek, blade…er, sorry, raven, kunimitsu, wang, lee, christie, xiaoyu, feng, miguel and bruce.

    Let´s wait and see If I´m full of sh&t or not :p

  • @Yoshi_OnoChin:twitter @Harada_Tekken:twitter Fans from both games need their dose of a Bruce Lee clone; please, don’t disconfirm Law and Fei Long!

    • NTyron52

      They better not disconfirm Zangief and Kuma either… I’d like to see a battle between a bear wrestler, and a bear.

      I hope Haggar will be in too because he was “shown” in the trailer.

      • fermented

        Whatever popular SF and Tekken matchups that don’t make it into SFxT may still make it into TxSF.  Would you rather see Zangief vs. Kuma in SFxT or TxSF?

        • I will not find it hard to believe if my dream all-Tekken team of Hwoarang/Lili would be guaranteed in Tekken Tag 2; I just hope the same team would make it into SFxT, since I’d pay for a Poison vs Lili catfight. >:3

          As for Zangief vs Kuma, I’d love to see it in SFxT, in case Dragunov would make it in; otherwise, the latter would suit me.

        • NTyron52

          I’m not sure… honestly. But I wouldn’t care if they aren’t in this game, I care more about what the game offers, rather than “I think this such such character would be better than this one.”

          You probably didn’t understand what I just said… but it’s hard to explain… in MvC3 I wanted more new characters instead of “new” character from the previous games that I’ve seen before.

  • Too bad. Anna and Poison would have made a great “sexy women” team.

    I hope Capcom doesn’t blow their chances on many awesome cross-game tag teams like Lili/Karin, Elena/Christie, Sakura/Asuka, Fei Long/Law, etc. 

    • BGMcDF

      Poison doesn’t need anyone else to look good. :D

      inb4 “Poison is a man” comments. I know. Don’t care.

      • Yu_TheKing

        I’ve heard so much regarding the whole her being a man thing but she is credited as being a woman. She was a “man” because violence against women wasn’t tolerated at that point in time but in all her other appearances she is a woman. (or so they say)

        • BGMcDF

          This is an argument as long as the character’s history and the fact remains Poison’s a transsexual. Fans can’t wrap their minds around it because they think the design’s too good to be wasted on something they don’t like/understand.

          Poison was born a dude in canon. Deal with it. Does it really matter that much?
          “She” is referred to in the feminine nature because it’s polite to address one by their sexual identity when they make a change of that nature. You can grasp at straws all you like, or argue the origin of it, but the fact remains: Final Fight is not Street Fighter II proper as intended, and Poison’s a man.

          Sorry for the mini rant. I’m sick of “fans” who can’t like a character if they’re a touch eccentric. I love Poison, junk and all. I’m comfortable enough as a person that I can fess up to that.

          • Yu_TheKing

            I wasn’t arguing whether she is or isn’t a man, in fact I couldn’t care less. I was merely stating where it all started. 

  • Kitestwinblades

    No… not disappointed in the least. But if they don’t include at least 1 animal- preferably Panda/Kuma and Xiaoyu(since shes in the new movie)- I will, indeed be disappoint Capcom/Ono.

    Listen to your soul people! Who DOESN’T want a panda jumping all over the place, back-pawing every character from both series XD
    HADOKE- *growl/bear rage*  NOT TODAY!

    • Kitestwinblades

      Aw man… Someone just got confirmed… Ono must have read this comment. Give an epic article for the new one Spencer XD

  • Bunzi

    Tekken doesn’t do palette swaps like Capcom does, any more. /Every/ set of characters that were once similar now play nothing alike, excepting Panda/Kuma, who share a character slot, and Christie/Eddy, because I dunno. They’ve got different throws now, so I’m sure the last pair will diverge down the road soon.

    • If you think that Ken/Ryu/Akuma from SFIII-SFIV are just palette swaps, I suggest you to play more.

  • Ace

    Uh, can someone link the trailer where Dan dies? 


  • Guest

    BETTER have Fei Long and Marshall Law

    or Forest Law :P

  • Bevan Djernaes

    paul is a thinking man’s character? uhhhh since when he is one of the easiest characters to play in tekken 

  • Lars better be in this!

  • shion16

    Juri must be in this game!!!

  • TempestTwin

    Disappointing with how anna didnt make the cut, but I am hoping that other female tekken characters will make it in, (Christie, Alisa, etc). I am also hoping on the street fighter side they will put in Juri, Ibbuki, Viper and Sakura.

  • KyoyaHibari

    ANNA NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO damm that sux, Anna is way better than Nina

  • Aw.

  • GamerKT

    We need Paul vs. Ken.

  • nyobzoo

    Law vs Fei Long is all I’m waiting for now


  • Well atleast lili and asuka will be in their.

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