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Street Fighter X Tekken Ver. 2013 trailer previews sweeping patch

Street Fighter X Tekken Ver. 2013 trailer previews sweeping patch

Capcom to speed up matches with key gameplay changes.

Capcom has released a trailer for the Street Fighter x Tekken Ver. 2013 patch.

The free update, due out January 2013, makes sweeping balance changes to the roster and some key gameplay tweaks.

The overriding goal with the update is to make matches quicker. The update makes it possible to start fighting as soon as the word “fight” disappears at the beginning of the round.

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Capcom announces official Street Fighter live action series

Capcom announces official Street Fighter live action series

From the people who made Street Fighter: Legacy.

Capcom has announced an official Street Fighter live action series to debut in 2013.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will tell the origin story of Ryu and Ken as they are training in Japan. The pair are the last practitioners of the fighting style known as 'Ansatsuken' (Assassin's Fist). They learn about their master, Gouken, and the secret of the Ansatsuken style. Here's betting Akuma pops up at some point to ruin everyone's day.

It's being made by the people behind Street Fighter: Legacy, the fan film that has had over eight million views on YouTube.

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Street Fighter x Tekken new character DLC release date announced

12 new characters will be available to download for fighting game Street Fighter x Tekken on 31st July 2012, Capcom has announced.

The new characters can only be bought as a single pack for £15.99 / €19.99 on PlayStation 3, and 1600 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360.

The DLC raises the character count to 50. The new characters are Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy and Sakura (from Street Fighter), and Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack-X, Lars Alexandersson and Lei Wulong (from Tekken).

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FeatureThe Rise and Collapse of Yoshinori Ono

From the archive: How Street Fighter gave the Capcom director a life and then almost took it away again.

Every Sunday we bring you a selection from our archive, a feature you may have originally missed or just maybe would like to read again. This week, it's Simon Parkin's profile of Capcom's Yoshi Ono, the hard-working producer behind the revival of the Street Fighter series. The piece was originally published in June 2012.

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set announced

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set announced

Lavish package includes 15 discs, statue, book, Ryu's belt.

Capcom has just announced details of a lavish box set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Street Fighter series.

Available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from 18th September, it includes the following swag:

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

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New Tekken movie in the works

Ong Bak director to helm Rise of the Tournament.

A brand new Tekken movie, subtitled Rise of the Tournament, is currently in the works, according to production company Crystal Sky.

Street Fighter x Tekken patch causes game breaking bug

The latest Street Fighter x Tekken patch has introduced a game breaking bug.

The crossover fighting game crashes whenever Rolento's knife makes contact with a fireball. Shoryuken has verified this bug occurs on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 games after being updated to version 1.04.

The video above demonstrates the bug. When Rolento's Stinger move makes contact with a projectile, the game freezes.

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Capcom: sales of Street Fighter x Tekken "have fallen short of our plan"

Are the wheels once again coming off the fighting game genre? Capcom today said sales of Street Fighter x Tekken were not up to scratch.

Street Fighter x Tekken has shifted 1.4 million copies since its launch back in March. This, Capcom said, meant sales "have fallen short of our plan".

It blamed the game's poor performance on the cannibalism of the fighting game genre - that is, too many fighting games launching within too short a time.

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City sales top 2 million

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City sales top 2 million

Street Fighter X Tekken manages 1.4 million.

Widely-loathed zombie shooter Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has sold around 2 million units worldwide since launch.

According to Capcom's annual financial report out today, the Slant Six-developed title had sold 1.7 million units as of 31st March. Add the 269,000 it managed in its first week on sale in Japan during April, as well as another five weeks of trading in the US and Europe and that should put it comfortably over the 2 million mark.

The publisher also confirmed a few other of its releases from the past 12 months have made it into seven figures. Monster Hunter Tri G has moved 1.6 million on 3DS in Japan alone, while Street Fighter X Tekken has managed 1.4 million since its launch back in March.

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Cliff Bleszinski defends on-disc DLC

"It's an ugly truth of the gaming industry."

Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has spoken up in defense of on-disc DLC, insisting that it's often a necessary evil of the game development process.

Street Fighter x Tekken online sound update release date announced

The long awaited fix for Street Fighter x Tekken's online sound problems will be released on 10th April, Capcom has announced.

The Tournament Support update, which introduces a new number wheel system designed to speed up the gem selection process, launches then, too.

Street Fighter x Tekken's online sound issues are the result of the game's netcode, according to Capcom, which is written in a completely different way to the netcode used in the Street Fighter 4 series.

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Capcom defends on-disc DLC

It's no different from a downloadable add-on, publisher argues.

Capcom has defended its controversial practice of including locked DLC on the game's original retail disc, arguing there's no distinction between doing that and offering it as a post-launch download.

Japan chart: Vita sales creep up

Japan chart: Vita sales creep up

Street Fighter X Tekken, Metal Gear 3D, Unit 13 debut.

The Vita recorded its first weekly Japanese sales upswing in some time last week, albeit a miniscule one.

Sony's slow-off-the-blocks handheld shifted 10,041 units in the country over the last seven days - that's an increase of 18 units over the week prior.

The 3DS was the top-selling system yet again with 68,951 sold, down slightly on the 70,744 it managed last week.

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Xbox 360 Street Fighter x Tekken footage suggests Vita-exclusive characters on disc

Street Fighter x Tekken gameplay footage lifted from the Xbox 360 version of the game suggests Vita-exclusive characters are not only coming to the home console version, but are already on the discs.

Gameplay footage posted on YouTube shows Elena and Blanka at work in the console version of the crossover fighting game.

Both characters are not part of the official roster of playable characters.

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Street Fighter x Tekken Review

Street Fighter x Tekken Review

From Kuma to Akuma.

It's not the first time that two rival fighting game families have come together in a controversial, unexpected marriage. But when Capcom and SNK ran away together a decade ago, at least the two parties lived on the same side of town: 2D, sprite-based fighters that shared DNA and - in the case of some members of the Street Fighter and King of Fighters casts - a creator in Takashi Nishiyama.

By contrast, Tekken and Street Fighter hang at different ends of the fighting game family tree: entirely different creatures that share a genre but no family likeness whatsoever. Street Fighter is defined by sweeping stick motions, sneaky cross-ups and punctuation-mark special moves. Tekken, by contrast, is known for its visual spectacle, quick jab stick motions and four-button combination button presses. Few tournament players double-dip, as the mental and physical approach required for each is so radically different. You're born Street Fighter or you're born Tekken. Never the twain shall meet.

And yet, in this meeting, we find a marriage that not only works - it transforms and inspires. Street Fighter is the dominant partner (while Tekken will take the lead in Namco's version of the game, whenever it surfaces) and the foundations of the game are built from Street Fighter 4's building blocks and aesthetics. Players who have grown proficient with Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and the other big ticket characters from Capcom's recent fighting game resurgence will slip into the roles like a comfy old gi, the move lists and inputs mostly shared, even if the speed and timbre of the outputs are quite different.

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Street Fighter x Tekken PC release date announced

Street Fighter x Tekken PC release date announced

Capcom confirms M. Bison, Akuma, Ogre and Jin. New videos.

Crossover fighting game Street Fighter x Tekken launches on PC on 11th May, Capcom has announced.

That's some two months after the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions release - on 9th March in Europe.

The PlayStation Vita version is still without a release date. More details on it "will be shared in the near future," Capcom said.

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Street Fighter X Tekken Preview: Year of the Dragon Punch?

FeatureStreet Fighter X Tekken Preview: Year of the Dragon Punch?

Blocking the thighs and crossing the Steves.

Back when I worked in a game store selling third-party controllers to unsuspecting customers (on the basis that if I ever recommended an official pad, I'd be on permanent stockroom duty) an import-savvy shopper informed me that Famitsu had announced a crossover between Namco and Capcom. My automatic assumption was that this had to be a fighting game, and that Capcom had somehow struck a deal with Namco and was about to bring the likes of Ryu and Jin together in the ultimate 2D mash-up. Boy was I wrong.

Namco x Capcom turned out to be a tactical-RPG, and when a fan translation patch surfaced a few years later I saw for myself that this was a million miles off 'The King of Iron Fist Tournament with a Shadaloo twist' that I'd imagined. But it did get me thinking as to how a crossover between the world's most popular 2D and 3D fighting game franchises could ever work.

Street Fighter has always been about condensed command lists with special moves that rely on charge and circular motions, while Tekken is defined by its limb-based buttons that focus on juggling. And although they share the concept of one-on-one combat with health bars, multi-hit combos and a three round format, in every other respect they're the polarised bookends of a diverse genre.

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Street Fighter x Tekken leak confirms M. Bison, Akuma, Jin and Ogre

A new leak has confirmed the addition of M. Bison, Akuma, Jin and Ogre to Street Fighter x Tekken's bulging roster of playable characters.

Taiwanese gaming site Gamer (via Shoryuken) posted the movesets for the four unannounced fighters.

M. Bison and Akuma arrive from the Capcom side. Jin and Ogre represent the Namco massive.

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Mega Man and Pac-Man PS3/Vita exclusives for Street Fighter x Tekken

Mega Man and Pac-Man are playable characters in the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of upcoming fighting game Street Fighter x Tekken, Capcom has announced.

The Mega Man in SFxT is the version of Mega Man seen on the original Mega Man 1 box art. Namco mascot Pac-Man rides on Mokujin, the tree creature from the Tekken series.

Both characters are said to have "light-hearted" fighting styles. See for yourself in the trailer, below.

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Capcom confirms Street Fighter x Tekken free post-launch tournament support mode patch

Capcom has confirmed plans to release a free, post-launch patch that adds a tournament support mode to upcoming fighting game Street Fighter x Tekken.

While Capcom is yet to finalise the details of what the mode will actually do, it is designed to alleviate fan concern over the controversial gem system - and how it will impact tournaments.

The gem system forces players to pick three gems to attach to their character. They come in two types: assist gems are always active and assist you in aspects of your game. Boost gems improve character attributes when they are activated.

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Xiaoyu and M. Bison confirmed for SFxT

Xiaoyu and M. Bison confirmed for SFxT

Screenshot spills the beans.

Ling Xiaoyu and M. Bison are playable characters in Street Fighter x Tekken.

Confirmation comes from a screenshot uploaded to the fighting game's page (now removed) spotted by Shoryuken.

The image, below, shows character portraits of Xiaoyu, from Tekken, and M. Bison, from Street Fighter, above the health bars.

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Ono: all Street Fighter X Tekken updates will be DLC

Ono: all Street Fighter X Tekken updates will be DLC

Future disc-based expansion ruled out.

Any expansions to forthcoming crossover brawler Street Fighter X Tekken will be delivered as DLC rather than as a full disc-based release, according to Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono.

Speaking in an interview with Gematsu, Ono explained that if Capcom does decide to add additional fighters or game modes post-launch, they'll do so digitally, as was the case with Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.

"If we decide to create a new version of the game, we will go with the Street Fighter IV series route, by providing online update patches for the game," he explained, when asked if he's concerned that prospective purchasers might choose to wait for a Super Street Fighter X Tekken release further down the road.

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Street Fighter 5 will launch before…

Street Fighter 5 will launch before…

Seth Killian dares to dream.

When will the inevitable Street Fighter 5 come out?

Before 2019, Seth Killian, Capcom's fighting game guru, told Eurogamer as part of a new Street Fighter x Tekken interview published today.

2009's Street Fighter 4 launched ten long years after Street Fighter 3. Surely fighting game fans won't have to wait another ten years for Street Fighter 5?

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Street Fighter X Tekken release date

Street Fighter X Tekken release date

Plus: Rufus joins roster, PC port coming.

Capcom's cross-IP dust-up Street Fighter X Tekken launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from 9th March.

The date was revealed at Comic Con in New York earlier today, according to the Capcom Unity blog, along with one new character - Rufus from Street Fighter IV.

Capcom also confirmed that a PC version of the game is in the works, along with a PlayStation Vita port.

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Last month I packed my rucksack with the usual assortment of travelling essentials and made my second pilgrimage to the Eurogamer Expo. And while travelling from the UK's most southerly county isn't exactly cheap or hassle-free, the level of gaming opulence on offer made it worth the while.

Capcom on PS3 exclusive SFxT characters

Capcom on PS3 exclusive SFxT characters

"We spread the love around."

Capcom has responded to Xbox 360 owners upset by the current lack of exclusive characters in their version of upcoming fighting game Street Fighter x Tekken, saying it is "spreading the love".

The PlayStation 3 and Vita versions of Street Fighter x Tekken so far include three exclusive characters: Cole MacGrath from PS3-exclusive superhero action series Infamous, and quirky fictional Sony characters Toro and Kuro.

Capcom is yet to announce any Xbox 360 exclusive characters.

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FeatureBeginner's Guide: Fighting Games

The ultimate combo ice breaker.

In theory, fighting games should be one of the easiest genres to define - it's pretty much all there in the title. Two people trade karate chops, dragon punches and flying kicks until one is knocked unconscious or mercilessly killed, the only real complication coming from the clicking timer (fighters tend to suffer a cardiac arrest if they break the 60 second rule, you see.)

FeatureStreet Fighter X Tekken

Hot cross fundamentals.

Certain gamers understand ennui. An example would be fighting game fans, particularly those who love Capcom, in these months following Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. The first was a gorgeous, sparkly nothing, and the second was the point of diminishing returns for the peerless SFIV. So when the Street Fighter X Tekken logo comes up, it almost takes a heave to put your hands on the fightstick. Come on: another one?

Ono: fighting game genre won't collapse

Promises to "treat the fans right".

Street Fighter x Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono reckons the fighting game genre is in rude health – and won't collapse through over saturation as it did in the nineties.

Capcom announces UK fight club tour

Capcom announces UK fight club tour

Get an early look at SF X Tekken.

Capcom is taking its current slate of fighting games on the road, offering UK fans the chance to play Street Fighter X Tekken ahead of release.

The tour kicks off in London on Saturday 20th August at the KO gym in East London with Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono on hand to sign your Street Fighter paraphernalia. There'll be free grub and DJs providing additional entertainment to boot.

Street Fighter X Tekken is the only title locked in so far but, according to Capcom's announcement, there might also be "some other secret things that can't possibly be confirmed yet."

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Xbox-exclusive characters for SFxT?

Xbox-exclusive characters for SFxT?

Ono confirms Cole isn't the only guest.

The PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions of upcoming fighting game Street Fighter x Tekken feature infamous star Cole MacGrath as an exclusive playable character – but will the Xbox 360 version also get an exclusive character?

"That will depend entirely on Microsoft," Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono told Eurogamer.

"Sony called us up and wined and dined us," Ono said, jokingly, of Cole's inclusion in the game. "Just Starbucks, but I'm a big coffee fan so watching those beans get ground up really tugged at my heartstrings.

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How Tekken Vita may work

Harada teases unannounced game.

Namco Bandai announced new Tekken games for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS at last week's E3 2011 trade show – but what about PS Vita?

SFxT, Dragon's Dogma sales expectations

SFxT, Dragon's Dogma sales expectations

REORC, Dead Rising 2 OTR, too.

Capcom has high hopes for its upcoming games.

It's projected big sales for Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City, Street Fighter x Tekken, Dragon's Dogma and Dead Rising 2 Off the Record.

Third-person co-op and competitive shooter Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City will shift 2.5 million units worldwide, Capcom reckons.

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Capcom: we'll keep our fighters in check

"BloodStorm we knew was garbage."

Capcom has promised fighting game fans it won't repeat the mistakes of the nineties and run Street Fighter and its other fighting games into the ground with multiple titles and overly complex mechanics.

FeatureStreet Fighter x Tekken: the Killian opinion

What's it all about? Capcom's fighting game guru explains.

As Capcom's senior community manager, Seth Killian is charged with spreading the good word about all his paymaster's games. But it's Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and now Street Fighter x Tekken that are his speciality. Killian knows his fighting games.

Six SF x Tekken characters announced

Six SF x Tekken characters announced

Liquid motif revealed, PC version confirmed.

Capcom has announced the addition of six characters to the Street Fighter x Tekken roster.

Ken, Guile and Abel join from the Street Fighter series. On the Tekken side, King, Marduk and Bob make the cut.

They sit alongside Ryu, Chun-Li, Kazuya and Nina Williams, who were previously announced.

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Street Fighter x Tekken on 3DS?

Ono: "It should happen."

Eye-catching crossover fighting game Street Fighter x Tekken is, right now, an upcoming arcade, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game. But will it, like Super Street Fighter IV, launch on the Nintendo 3DS?

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Yoshinori Ono on crossing the streams.

There was a time that Comic-Con was all about the comics. No more. Capcom and Namco Bandai's Street Fighter X Tekken announcement shocked fighting game fans around the world. How? Why? 3D versus 2D? What? Since then the questions have increased in number. So it is with great excitement that Eurogamer sits down with producer Yoshinori Ono to get some answers. Oh, and have we mentioned Street Fighter on 3DS?

Street Fighter X Tekken details spill

Capcom aims to release the recently announced Street Fighter X Tekken crossover fighting game in two years.

The Japanese game company expects to make its next major announcement for the game, which was revealed during the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, at Capcom's Captivate event in April 2011.

Capcom also believes Street Fighter X Tekken will be released before Tekken X Street Fighter, also announced at Comic-Con.

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Street Fighter X Tekken announced

Street Fighter X Tekken announced

And Tekken X Street Fighter.

Capcom and Namco Bandai Games have announced two crossover fighting games: Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter.

Street Fighter X Tekken, in development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, uses the engine behind Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV.

Tekken characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams will be "re-imagined" using Street Fighter's 2.5D art style.

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