It’s official, Capcom left 12 characters on the SFxTekken disc to be unlocked as paid DLC when the Vita version launches later this year.
Should we be outraged by this? According to Capcom, no.
In an official statement, Capcom has revealed the rationale behind locking out Blanka, Sakura, Guy, Cody, Dudley and Elena from SF and Alisa, Bryan, Christie, Jack, Lars and Lei on the Tekken side:
“The character information and files were intentionally included on retail versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360 game to save hard drive space and to ensure for a smooth transition when the DLC is available, allowing players who choose not to purchase the content the ability to play against players that did.
“More specifics regarding pricing, dates and other additional exciting DLC plans for Street Fighter X Tekken will be shared at a later date. As a reminder, the retail version of the game will be the only disc-based version consumers will need to own and all future upgrades will come from post-launch DLC.”
Brelston from Capcom Unity followed up the statement with his own clarification on Capcom’s point of view, stating that the move furthered the company’s “desire” to avoid a ‘Super’ version of the game down the line:
“SFxT has a ton of content on day one, then later this year we reenergize the whole thing with a hefty DLC update, without the need for a second disc. And while pricing details are still to come, I can at least say it’ll be a great value considering the size of the update – 12 new characters is pretty substantial, after all.”
Source: Capcom Unity