11th Jan2012

MadCatz CES Announcements: New Street Fighter X Tekken FightStick PRO & FightStick V.S.

by Rip

At CES MadCatz unveiled their newest fight sticks, the Street Fighter x Tekken Fightstick PRO and the Street Fighter x Tekken Fightstick V.S. The Fightstick PRO is a new take on the original Street Fighter x Tekken stick they released, except this time in black. Not sure if there are any other changes, but I’m definitely liking the black body instead of the original red one. The Fightstick PRO also comes in two separate artwork choices; Cross and Line.

The new V.S. stick is interesting as it allows you to connect two of them side-by-side with the purchase of a connector kit. I don’t know if this will catch on for home use, but it seems like it may have some potential for people who build their own arcade cabinets. With Street Fighter x Tekken featuring some cool co-op gameplay elements it definitely fits for the game though. Always good to see companies trying something new with their products.

04th Jan2012

2012 Tournament Season – All about Soul Calibur 5 for 3D Fighters?

by Rip

Yesterday on Wakeup SRK, MrWizard announced the games list for Evolution 2012. The games are Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII, Mortal Kombat 9, Soul Calibur 5, and Street Fighter x Tekken. This of course means that Tekken 6 has been dropped.

It sucks, but its not very surprising considering Tekken’s relatively low turnout last year, the age of the game, and the spectator response everytime Tekken comes on a stream. Seems like the general Tekken franchise might need to be revamped. Around the 28 minute mark MrWizard explains why Tekken 6 was not chosen – and I disagree with most of his points, but at least he’s looking forward to Tekken Tag 2 being at Evo in 2013. The MOST interesting note from that podcast though was MrWizard mentioning that Street Fighter x Tekken may NOT be a 1v1 event! For this year though Tekken will still be represented by Street Fighter x Tekken and Namco will still have its 3D fighter presence with Soul Calibur 5.

Speaking of which, WinterBrawl will host a Soul Calibur 5 tournament that will be a qualifier tournament for ATL Final Round this year. Top 16 players at WinterBrawl will be seeded at ATL Final Round and have their event badge and tournament entry fees paid for. The first place finisher will receive roundtrip airfare to Final Round as well. Arcade cabinets of the latest version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will also be available at both events for everyone to play on.

For these upcoming Soul Calibur 5 tournaments Namco has provided a $1000 prize bonus for Winter Brawl and a $5000 prize bonus for Final Round! Time to start practicing!

23rd Dec2011

Street Fighter x Tekken – Introducing Asuka Kazama (and Lili)

by Rip

Its been awhile since we’ve seen a Street Fighter x Tekken reveal, but Capcom is back with another CGI trailer. This time around they introduce Asuka – and Lili’s there as well. Chun Li / Cammy vs Lili / Asuka – Capcom knows how to slowly tease their fan base. Now reveal Law / Paul!!! I want to Pandora deathfist somebody! Gameplay after the jump – Looks like her cross art might start from a counter

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17th Nov2011

Street Fighter x Tekken – Customization and Alternate Costumes – Devil Ryu!?

by Rip

Street Fighter x Tekken has, by far, the coolest use of alternate costumes in any game ever haha. Just look at these! Sodom Heihachi? Poison Lili? Bison Yoshimitsu? Kuma Zangeif? Lars Ken? Devil Ryu?! They also announced that you can customize colors of parts of costumes including hair! More costume swap images after the jump!
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10th Nov2011

Street Fighter x Tekken: ‘X The Line’ featuring Clockw0rk and Maximilian

by Rip

Capcom is really trying to make this ‘X The Line’ show work and this is a step in the right direction. In this episode they bring on Clockw0rk and Maximilian to play the game and give their thoughts on it.

15th Oct2011

More Street Fighter X Tekken Character Teasers!

by Omar Diones

Capcom released more teasers on more characters coming to Street Fighter X Tekken.  Looks like they’re pushing out more characters from Tekken this time.  Check them out!

This one reveals Alisa, Xiaoyu, and Zafina (more…)

08th Oct2011

More Street Fighter X Tekken Character Teasers!

by Omar Diones

Capcom released more character teasers during this year’s Game Show in Brazil.  This time, they reveal 3 character teasers!  What do you guys think?

Anyone else anxious to see Hwoarang and Juri square off in a Tae Kwon Do battle?