Most of you probably read that title and thought to yourself, ” Wasn’t this game released a few years ago?”. No it was not. See Tekken X Street Fighter, made by the Namco Tekken team, is so often confused with its Capcom counterpart, Street Fighter X Tekken. A few years ago Capcom announced their newest crossover tag title, Street Fighter X Tekken, with the promise that the Tekken team would release their own version, titled Tekken X Street Fighter. This was over 2 years ago and many fighting fans have cause for concern towards the crossovers future.The renowned producer behind the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada, answered a concerned fans question, at SDCC, regarding the Tekken X Street Fighter game. The fan asked if he could get an update on the titles status, Katsuhiro responded saying that the title is “still in development and it’s still moving forward.” This at least gives us some sort of piece of mind and lets us know that the answer to Capcom’s crossover is still in development. Street Fighter is a 2d fighting icon and has earned the respect across the board as being the best in that field. Tekken is a 3D fighting icon and has been known as one of, if not the, best fighting game in that aspect. So as a fan of the fighting game community it is both important and, somewhat, necessary to see how the Tekken team would use Street Fighter characters.
Katsuhiro also mentioned that because of all the projects the team has been working on; Tekken Revolution, Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, Rise of Incarnates, Tekken 7, there has been an issue with finding the perfect release date. He eased the thoughts of cancellation by saying that ” It (Tekken X Street Fighter) is proceeding. It hasn’t been canceled, so please relax,”. It’s still refreshing to hear people are concerned about the 3D crossover and it shows that people still have some interest in these obscure tag team fighting games. Many might have thought Tekken X Street Fighter was cancelled due to the mixed reception Street Fighter X Tekken received. I happened to enjoy SFxT and liked how each side stuck to its respective style. Hopefully we get some more news regarding Tekken’s take on the crossover and maybe we can see some footage on it soon. Lets cross our fingers and wish for the best!