Last week at ComicCon, Capcom surprised its fans by announcing that a new project with rival publisher Namco was underway. A new game will incorporate the two biggest fighting franchises in the world, with bragging rights up for grabs. There will be two games released, one of which Street Fighter X Tekken, will incorporate the franchises by bringing Tekken into the Street Fighter world, in terms of gameplay, while Tekken X Street Fighter will bring Street Fighter characters into the Tekken style of play. No word yet on when the games might hit the consoles, but mid to late 2011 at the earliest seems likely.
This will mark the second fighting collaboration between the publishers following 2005’s Namco X Capcom. Capcom has done well with this style of partnership. SNK vs. Capcom and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars both were hits, and the Marvel vs. Capcom fighting series are best-sellers. A third entry, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Fate of Two Worlds is due out in spring of 2011.
Beyond the short trailer, details are still few and far between on this game. LA News Monitor is reporting that the game will present two separate takes on the game, one from the Street Fighter point of view, the other from the Tekken side. How that plays out won’t become clear for quite awhile. The game will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360.