Capcom has issued a statement in response to fan rage over the discovery that 12 supposedly 'DLC' characters for Street Fighter X Tekken are actually already on the disc.
These 12 characters were initially announced as Vita exclusives due to debut on the handheld when that version is released in Autumn. It was also confirmed that these characters would later make their way to console and PC versions as DLC.
But these characters have been discovered on the disc of the PC and console versions going on sale this week, sparking yet more 'DLC' controversy for Capcom.
The publisher has issued a response, explaining it was all done in the name of saving you a few megabytes of space on your hard drive:
Here's the statement:
"Capcom has confirmed that 12 new fan-favorite characters will be available as Downloadable Content (DLC) on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of Street Fighter X Tekken later this year. The playable characters will make their debut on the PS Vita system when the game is released this fall, with the console and PC versions receiving them as DLC soon after. The character information and files were intentionally included on retail versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360 game to save hard drive space and to ensure for a smooth transition when the DLC is available, allowing players who choose not to purchase the content the ability to play against players that did."