Street Fighter X Tekken Hits Shelves: First Impressions & DLC Controversy
In what was a crazy day in video games yesterday, several anticipated titles were released, surefire hit Mass Effect 3 and baseball simulators MLB 2K12 & MLB 2012 The Show. Along with these games, Capcom dropped the much hyped Street Fighter X Tekken. Featuring a staggering 38 character roster from both Street Fighter & Tekken franchises, this cross-over game has the majority of the fighting game community excited. The very successful engine from Street Fighter IV was used to create this game, although it was slightly modified so the gameplay was fitting for both Tekken & Street Fighter players alike. This fighter allows for teams of two to really mash out and try to combo the heck out of each other. There is a gem system that gives this game a twist by giving various boosts to players that can be activated through different circumstances during a match. Capcom also made it so the tag team mode could feature 4 players in the new Scramble Mode where 4 players can play on or offline, giving players a new style of Street Fighter that hasn’t been seen in a long time.
This title retails for $59.99, is Rated T for Teen and is available for for XBox 360 and Playstation 3. A Windows PC version of this game is coming in May and a Playstation Vita set to be released this Fall. The Playstation Vita version is set to come with additional characters that weren’t included in the console versions released yesterday. These additional characters have also caused a controversy with fans as the data for the new characters were included on the console versions but the characters were not available to play as they would be featured as upcoming DLC. Fans are upset with Capcom cause these characters were not available at the original release date, because this could be considered a ploy for Capcom to make money with their DLC. Capcom has defended this by stating that the reason this version included the characters data was that they wanted this version to be able the definitive edition of this game so there will not have to be a “Super” edition that needs to be purchased. This has caused a mixed reaction from fans but Capcom wants this to make sure that people who do not want additional content can play with people that purchase additional DLC. This seems to be the best way to handle DLC for now but of course it won’t make everyone happy.
The game itself from the first few rounds is fantastic. There are a few issues with online play where the sounds do match up during matches is the only complaint so far, but this is something that Capcom could easily patch so we expect an update will be available as soon as they can work it out. A full review will be available shortly so keep your eyes out for that.