The Street Fighter X Tekken Roster
To start things off, let’s take a look at the confirmed roster thus far. From Street Fighter, we have Ken, Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile and Abel. From Tekken, there’s Kazuya, Nina, Bob, King and Marduk confirmed so far.
Hints and Teasers:
While by today’s standards a cast of 10 in a fighting game is very limited, we can know for sure that more characters are on the way. Recently featured on Shoryuken.com, a teaser video was released from the Street Fighter X Tekken team that featured Street Fighter’s Cammy … or at least someone that looks remarkably similar to Cammy. No actual text confirmation or game-play was shown in this video.
Still, vague or otherwise, a video like this released from the team producing the game is an obvious sign of more characters to come. The question on everyone’s mind is just who those characters will be. Fans of both the Street Fighter and Tekken franchises are left at a bit of a loss as far as the guessing game goes. The characters revealed from both franchises so far offer nothing in the way of patterns or any other determining factor that gives away why the producers of the game have chosen them. The characters are from all different eras, so the team isn’t playing favorites with the classic characters. After all, Ryu is a Street Fighter original, while Abel made his debut in Street Fighter 4. A similar relationship between characters such as Kazuya and Bob on the Tekken side is notable as well.
Why it’s going to be really … really hard to guess:
Keep in mind that Street Fighter X Tekken is technically a team game. From the game-play teasers released so far, it looks as though the teams you choose will be very unique. This means for each added character, this character must be compatible with all other characters finished so far. This makes for incredibly interesting and entertaining team attacks, such as Ryu combining his Street Fighter 4 Metsu Hadoken with part of Chun-Li’s Hosenka. However, this makes our jobs as nerds desperately attempting to figure out which characters will be added to the roster much more difficult. It seems to me that the connection between the fighters you choose is given much more importance than other team fighting games such as the Marvel Vs. Capcom Series. If this is true, we can likely expect a smaller roster than what we’ve been spoiled with in games such as Super Street Fighter 4. Still, the quality of what has been done thus far looks fantastic.
I don’t know about all of you, but I would much prefer a handful of characters that made for a great experience than a ton of characters that made for really lousy game play.