SF x Tekken is competition, not collaboration, says Tekken creator
- Posted July 26th, 2010 at 12:06 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 19 Comments
Tekken series creator Katsuhiro Harada has revealed that he doesn’t view the upcoming crossover fighters Street Fighter x Tekken/Tekken x Street Fighter as a collaboration, but instead as a competition between two classic beat ‘em up franchises.
“The Street Fighter and TEKKEN development teams have a great relationship. However, I see this new project not as a collaboration, but as the competition of the century between two legendary fighting game franchises," commented Harada.
"The ultimate dream match-up is about to be realized. With this astonishing collaboration, a new chapter in fighting game history begins."
Both games (one based in the Tekken universe, the other based in Street Fighter’s world) were unveiled for the first time at Comic-Con this past weekend, where Harada demoed Ryu and Chun-Li squaring up against Kazuya and Nina.
“This is history we're making. Two fighting games that have rivalled each other are finally standing on the same stage. This isn't just a showdown between Tekken and Street Fighter, but a decisive battle for Capcom and Namco Bandai Games Inc., so I'm going to give it my all,” added Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono.
Unfortunately, it’ll be a while before punters will be able to get their mitts on the games, as they won’t be out until around 2012.
- 7:09am EDT - July 26th, 2010
This game is going to be awesome my two favorite fighters. Go team Street Fighter!!
Ghost-Rhayne | Ghost-Rhayne
- 7:35am EDT - July 26th, 2010
I think I will end up getting both games :D
- 7:45am EDT - July 26th, 2010
I think it was announced to early I cant wait that long, I mean I will but my hype will die right before its released ill still get but won't be as excited. Hope they release it on arcade first so people figure out if its broken im sure hadokens in the tekken realm will be broken
- 7:57am EDT - July 26th, 2010
i will aslo be getting both games lolz as i do have ssf4 and tekken 6 as of right now, i want to see how sf is going to be in 3d. Remembering sf ex lolz i thought was pretty okay
- 8:34am EDT - July 26th, 2010
Law vs Fei Long hel yea
- 9:38am EDT - July 26th, 2010
Two games with the same concept? :S
- 12:01pm EDT - July 26th, 2010
I will be getting both games as well. As long as "Tekken" is in the title, I'm buying it!!
- 12:44pm EDT - July 26th, 2010
2012!? Oh maaaaan
- 1:17pm EDT - July 26th, 2010
@1. agreed gooooooooooo Street Fighter......just as much I love Tekken
I was capcom to woop as$.lol
- 3:00pm EDT - July 26th, 2010
@3 are you crazy? hadokens is the tekken realm? broken? wth. its called sidestepping. unless you meant broken as in useless and irrelevant then i have to agree actually.
- 3:44pm EDT - July 26th, 2010
- 4:02pm EDT - July 26th, 2010
Hopefully it's not a winter 2012 release. We'll only have about a month give or take to enjoy these titles if thats the case.
- 5:16pm EDT - July 26th, 2010
2D fighters are so simple and boring and they're all the same. Street Fighter VS Tekken will be just like every other 2D "VS" game that crapcom pumps out with nothing but pathetic turtle fights. HADOKEN HADOKEN HADOKEN.
Tekken VS Street Fighter might be cool, though I'd rather see Tekken VS Mortal Kombat or better yet, Mortal Kombat VS Soul Calibur. Y'know, games where all the characters AREN'T the same.
- 11:15pm EDT - July 26th, 2010
danng i wonder how this gonna work.
street fighter with the projectiles vs tekken's moves
- 3:33am EDT - July 27th, 2010
@ 13 what is with you people and mortal kombat. the only good ones were the old 2d ones and this one coming out now looks alright. MK would NOT make a good mash-up side. their characters arent cool enough. meh. plus its an american fighter... double meh. kung lao is pretty dope tho lol
- 3:44am EDT - July 27th, 2010
Jin and Guile whs d best!!
- 1:29pm EDT - July 27th, 2010
@12 hope your joking. I'm not going to lie i would have rather seen SF vs Mortal Kombat. Gamers have been wanting to see that since 94, at least the ones where i live.
- 2:27pm EDT - July 27th, 2010
The old Mortal Kombat games are crap. Deadly Alliance was the best MK game ever made. All 2D fighters are depthless crap. MK would make a great mash-up. Their characters aren't cool enough? Are you kidding me? MK has some of the coolest characters out of any video game. Street Fighter on the other hand has nothing but generic Japanese archetypes with no originality like Ryu, while the rest are just completely retarded. Being an American fighter makes it bad? Kung Lao is the only cool character (an asian)? Well you've just ruled out any possibility of having a valid opinion by revealing to the world that you're a japanophile/weeaboo.
- 3:59am EDT - July 29th, 2010
@18 haha ok lass. settle down there lmao i thought we were entitled to our opinions here. at any rate i definitely dont like kung lao or street fighter because theyre asian. lmao japanophile? says the guy with grey fox and sephiroth back to back in his profile pic. lmao contradition of themes there dont you think. the moves arent flashy enough to keep up with the likes of tekken or sf. that would be an insta pwn haha. btw ryu pretty much created the japanese archetype of a fighting protagonist. everything else that followed his inception took from his inital get up. do research. and deadly alliance was the worst mk imo. i bought it and traded it back within the same week. biggest waste of money lol the new mortal kombat looks interesting though.
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