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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.

The crossover fighting game is due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.

SFxT features a real-time tag battle system that allows players to fight as a team of two and switch between characters by simultaneously pressing medium punch and medium kick.

The game system is based on the 2.5D Street Fighter IV, with eight way movement and 3D characters battling on a 2D plane.

Tekken characters have been reworked so they play on the 2D plane with six attack buttons, although they can still be played with the traditional Tekken four button system.

Indeed many long-standing Tekken combos appear in the game, including Kazuya's Demon's Wrath combo.

Each character has a launcher attack, currently triggered by pressing fierce punch and fierce kick simultaneously – although this is subject to change.

At the Captivate conference last week Capcom revealed a liquid motif for Street Fighter x Tekken.

"This is a Capcom game, make no mistake," producer Yoshinori Ono said. "It's going to feel more Capcom-ey than your standard Tekken, but you will be able to do some of these inputs you're familiar with. This is a nod we're giving to the Tekken fans to make it easier for them to get into the game and enjoy themselves."

Ono promised to reveal "large chunks of characters" at forthcoming game shows. Capcom will reveal Chun-Li and Bob's thematic partners at E3 in June.

A new trailer and screenshots are below.

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