One half of the bizarre yet titillating Namco/Capcom face-off, Tekken X Street Fighter sees Capcom’s stalwart champions cross the Rubicon and compete with the likes of dodgy handle-bar mustachioed throwbacks and weirdos who wear taxidermy output for a hat. Of course, that’s not to say their roster is the paradigm of normality. Oh no. Have you ever stopped and actually looked at the size of Chun Li’s thighs?
It’s an interesting concept, a veritable franchise grudge-match set to compete on multiple fronts, raising numerous questions in the process. Which game will the fans prefer? Which title will actually sell more? How the hell can you actually haddoken a fire-ball at a bear and not piss yourself laughing?
Both teams at Namco and Capcom are allegedly developing their respective games in isolation. There will be no sharing of resources, ideas or concepts, with each team just as surprised as the rest of us when they get their hands on their characters in the other studio’s title.
When either game will release is still subject to much speculation. There is a general feeling, however, that Street Fighter X Tekken will hit first, but the exact date is still up in the air. Just like Jedward-wannabe Paul after being Shoryuken-ed into the sun.