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Street Fighter x Tekken on 3DS?

Ono: "It should happen."

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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?

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono told Eurogamer this morning that a 3DS version "should happen", and described the potential port as the "next step".

"As far as fighting games are concerned, we've come a long way," Ono said. "It used to be that you had to go to an arcade machine, pay money and play it. Then it came to home console and you could play it in front of your TV. Now you can play Super Street Fighter IV anywhere if you've got a 3DS.

"I think that's an amazing thing. The next step would be to have Street Fighter x Tekken, which is the celebration of all top fighting gamers' dreams in one, to be on 3DS, where you can play anywhere you want.

"That's an ultimate idea. Personally speaking, it should happen. We should probably start making more noise about this. But officially, nothing has been considered yet."

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition launches midnight tonight alongside the Nintendo 3DS console.

Little is known about Street Fighter x Tekken, however. In July last year Ono was quoted as saying it will launch in 2012.

We know Street Fighter stalwarts Ryu and Chun-Li, and Tekken favourites Kazuya and Nina, will be in the game. And the basics of eight-way lever and six button input system remain, but Ono wants to add an "assist" feature.

He said the iPhone version of Street Fighter IV has the answer: a feature that lets players feel they're able to do tough moves.

More information is expected to emerge from Capcom's game showcase event Captivate in April.

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