The reason I held off on writing this was, because more news just came out recently from the Evolution 2011 World Finals, so I decided that it’d be best to cover all the news at once.
First, fighting for Street Fighter, is Dhalsim, the Yogi warrior, and the fan-requested Poison, of Final Fight fame (or infamy for some). Representing Tekken is Yoshimitsu, the ghastly samurai, and Steve, an (apparently) Australian boxer.
Teased during the Street Fighter x Tekken panel at Evo 2011, were the young kunoichi, Ibuki from Street Fighter and the strange yet exciting addition of Kuma (the bear) for Tekken.
During the Street Fighter x (cross) Tekken panel at both the San Diego Comic-Con and Evo, Yoshinori Ono discussed some of the new mechanics in the recent build of the game. He explained some already known features such as, the seemingly useless but unusual feature known as the Super Charge, where a character can charge up a designated move into an EX or Super Art without the depletion of the Super meter (also known as the Cross Gauge in this game). Ono-san also discussed the new fighting mechanic known as the Cross Assault.
The Cross Assault, for the cost of the entire Cross Gauge, brings your partner into the fight. You control your partner by inputting commands while keeping your stick (or control stick if you use a standard controller) in the neutral position. This is executed by performing a quarter-circle backwards motion while pressing the tag command (MP and MK).
While not officially confirmed, in the new Comic-Con trailers, it has been teased that Team Super Arts will be coming back to this game after first being shown at last year’s Comic-Con in the early build.
Not much other news will be coming until Gamescom but until then, here are few sites you can check out for more information on Street Fighter x Tekken.
The first is the official Japanese Street Fighter x Tekken site . Now, don’t be confused, this may be the Japanese site but Capcom Japan has took it upon themselves to translate everything into English. Here you can find all the new features announced as the US site isn’t quite yet up to date and here you can find all the officially announced characters (but not the teased Ibuki and Kuma). You can also find the teaser trailers for Ibuki and Kuma as well on the main page.
So, with that said, get ready for much more news on both Street Fighter x Tekken and possibly even Tekken x Street Fighter in the near future.