Tekken X Street Fighter possibly making its appearance on next-gen consoles, reason for lack of details since initial announcement

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • March 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. PDT
A few years back when Street Fighter X Tekken was first announced, we heard that Namco would be making their own version of the cross over entitled Tekken X Street Fighter. Since then, very few details and little information has been divulged about the title.

Harada sent out a Tweet earlier this morning stating that they are "considering platform strategy" and because of that, Namco has not revealed much of anything about the game.

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ForTheViolence said on March 18, 2013 at 10:03 a.m.

pretty hype for this. I don'y play 3d but I love street fighter and tekken characters are pretty cool. Maybe this is the little push I need to break into the 3d realm. It might be that I just haven't given 3d a chance.

BoscaBat said on March 18, 2013 at 10:03 a.m.

Let's hope, we don't really need it right now. Both fanbase have a game still keeping them busy after all.

Oroku_Saki said on March 18, 2013 at 10:04 a.m.

2015: The Year of the Iron Street Fighting.
My wallet is ready, if there aren't too many crappy conditions for whatever console we get it on.
Here's to hoping that Harada keeps NamcoBandai in check, and they don't spam us with DLC.

DevilMaySpy said on March 18, 2013 at 10:07 a.m.

It would be wise to wait for PS4. There's nothing about it that makes me say "I NEED THIS ON DAY 1" besides the possibility of Grand Theft Auto 5. Deep Down doesn't interest me at all, and Tekken X SF would likely sell poorly on current gen systems due to people saving for the PS4, and the realization that their PS3 equipment isn't compatible with it.

illness690 said on March 18, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.

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darkstep84 said on March 18, 2013 at 10:11 a.m.

I hope they transition the SF characters into 3D well. The other 3D street fighter games were not very good @_@. They would sell more if they did choose to wait for the PS4.

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BlankaBeast said on March 18, 2013 at 10:11 a.m.

It needs to be on CURRENT GEN no matter what.

You dont bypass that potential HUGE customer base. You just dont.

Also Agree with 2, its far from needed right now with 2013 blowing up.

DK_ALEX_DK said on March 18, 2013 at 10:11 a.m.

Tekken x Street Fighter on PS4? Harada, you're a genius!

DJScrubble said on March 18, 2013 at 10:11 a.m.

Tekken x Street Fighter: WiiU Exclusive Kappa

DevilMaySpy said on March 18, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.

Oh yeah, I hope it plays similar to Street Fighter EX. Harada's going to have to do something about Super meter for SF characters, and that series made the best use of it in my opinion. The combo system was great, and Supers canceling into other Supers would be perfect for disrespectful style points.

Lordd_G said on March 18, 2013 at 10:17 a.m.

I figured as much... /sigh/

Devdan said on March 18, 2013 at 10:18 a.m.

That's fine. We're oversaturated as it is. As long as it isn't cancelled.

Assassin4than said on March 18, 2013 at 10:19 a.m.

The supers will probably transition into unblockable attacks in the tekken world, those attacks that charge up for a bit and do massive damage. Like a metsu hadoken can be equated to jinpachi's projectile etc.

HolyGhost said on March 18, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.

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PropLeXed said on March 18, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.

So the dream isn't dead.

Tensa said on March 18, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.

hmm they could try to make it for ps3/360 and a ps4/new xbox version but idk

BlankaBeast said on March 18, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.
keijukaze said on March 18, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

@3 Hopefully it is somewhere around there, hopefully ill be done with this mockery fraud education system also known as college to enjoy games again :/

Grimmjow_J said on March 18, 2013 at 10:28 a.m.

Katsuhira Harada-San take your time. I can always count on your for consumers satisfaction. I'm already certain that this is going to be another of your master piece. Unlike, the guys at you know where, and you know who! I honestly can set my standards on high and know what the outcome is going to be. Once again, thank you for always keeping it "REAL"!

OhYouDontSayThat said on March 18, 2013 at 10:28 a.m.

SPOILER: this game is never happening.

Vergil_Too_Strong said on March 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

I'm kinda hyped for this game, but remember Namco is also working on the new Smash Bros game. Hopefully its more competitive. Hopefully they release Tekken x SF for current gen.

bls123pop said on March 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

Eh, nah.

BumblebeeCody said on March 18, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.

It wouldn't surprise if Sony was the ones responsible for this. Why would you release a game on the PS3 when the PS4 can't play it? May as well make it a next gen title if you're still this early into production.

Gameplan said on March 18, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

Tekken x Street Fighter on next gen hardware *Kreygasm*

MarvinVelasco12 said on March 18, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.

i had been convinced that this game was not going to happen, but if we do eventually get it i hope its for the next gen consoles.

gigantor21 said on March 18, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.

Looking at how other recent fighters have sold at retail lately, I honestly have to wonder whether the 150m+ current-gen install base really matters as far as fighting games are concerned. It sure doesn't look like they're flying off shelves.

But on the other hand, the lack of BC, all the cross-gen releases announced, and prices that are sure to be much higher will keep PS4/NextBox sales down for a while. I don't expect either to do much better than the Wii U's early days when both are going to come out at the same time and cannibalize each other.

I think it's going to end up being a cross-gen title, like Watch Dogs or Assassin's Creed IV.

Liberator said on March 18, 2013 at 10:58 a.m.

this is just plain embarrassing after all the promises he made to release it for current gen!...let me tell you this if you'l release this game as next-gen exclusive only i won't BUY it no matter how much i wanted it before!...granted mr. Harada!...the only apalogy i will take from you if you're going to release it for PC as well, as Xbox 360 and PC are currently two platforms i have at this moment! i just have NO money to buy next gen console!...so f*ck you! and thanks for making me wait so much for TxSF news just for this huge let down!

BlankaBeast said on March 18, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

Im not sure ANY next gen will sell well, they need to cost less than 399



I am not looking forward to having ANY MORE old pads and controllers/sticks laying around and being forced to buy new ones at the same time.

gtfopanda said on March 18, 2013 at 11:03 a.m.

Very happy about it, they probably realized that with the SFxT fiasco it was better to distance themselves and have some time pass.

It's gonna look gorgeous on new consoles too.

dro2191 said on March 18, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.

i love that about Harada taking his sweet time, he can take all the time he needs like Devdan #12 said today we have so many good fighting games to choose from it could last us a long time, @ bumblebeecody correct me if im wrong but isn't Sony partly-responsible for what happened to SFxT being hated among the fgc

Echo01 said on March 18, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.

I can understand this stance, but thing is they may be passing up the current gen install base. Honestly, I don't see a large volume of people upgrading to the next gen from the outset. I only have plans to get a Wii U, but not before the console begins to show promise, so I don't see myself making that purchase till at least 2014.

TheMasterPlayer said on March 18, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.

Translation: Wait at least another 5 years when the PS4 has sold enough units to guarantee sales of TxSF.

NABFear said on March 18, 2013 at 11:10 a.m.

@illness690 #5 - Its annoying me because I can't find it anymore, but ages ago when Harada announced Tekken X Street Fighter, there was a video of Heihachi doing a shoryuken. At first it looked weird (probably because it was Heihachi performing the move) but then it looked right; as in this is what it should/would look like in 3D. It was released shortly after those pictures of what Ryu may look like in 3D when he was wearing Paul Phoenix's red clothes.

GodPride said on March 18, 2013 at 11:10 a.m.

Hopefully they release it on current gen console as well.

gohan16ken said on March 18, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.

I knew this was going to happen and everyone laughed at me in the forums and called me crazy when I predicted this. It seems that fighting games are released one year after they are announced and Tekken games usually come to arcade before console. So, I knew that TxSF was going to come out in mid 2015. They would have to had announced TxSF in Nov 2012 to make the Holiday 2013 but TTT2 had just came out so I knew no new Tekken game would be announced.

I think they should make either TxSF on current gen console or release it on both current and next gen console. Only the seriously hardcore fans are asking for a new console. Most average and console gamers I knew said that they are ok with the current gen, say there are a lot more games that they have not played, and will not buy the next gen console for sometime. It is a foolish decision to go for next gen console but due to the delay they have no choice.

NABFear said on March 18, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.

@BlankaBeast #28 - Wait what?! Our current PS3 Arcade Sticks will not work with the next gen console?! WTF did I spend £149.99 for!!!

JBADGUY said on March 18, 2013 at 11:19 a.m.

Put it on both? Like launch ps3 games

Meskiukas said on March 18, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Hoping that TxSF is next gen. Hype either way

Tensa said on March 18, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.

yep those ps3 stick wont work on ps4, I am sure there will be a mod that will let it work for all of that but its gonna be awhile, anyways I wanna see what it looks like I haven't touched ttt2 since November lol

CrimzonWolf777 said on March 18, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.

Called it.

MarthFE said on March 18, 2013 at 12:03 p.m.

They made it hype for ps3/360. Putting it anywhere else will be a kick in the nutts. And they'll sell a lot less seeing as how a lot of people just won't buy a 1000$ video game console now. Let alone in the future, the world is already falling apart as it is. Nobody can afford anything.

I'd agree with putting it on both. That couldn't hurt. Putting it on next gen alone wouldn't make it much of a "mirror counterpart" to sfxtk like they wanted

badjab326 said on March 18, 2013 at 12:07 p.m.

If it's exclusive to next gen, I won't be buying.

BlackMasamune said on March 18, 2013 at 12:09 p.m.

Bad idea to wait for next Gen. Next Gen is way too iffy and uncertain to commit to at the moment. Not until we know just how bad they plan to rip off consumers, with anti used game policies, always having to be online, DLC passes, never mind hardware launch issues.

Plus, Tourny friendly consoles are probably not on Sony and Mircrosoft's list of concerns.

But there are also so many Fighting games out now, and more coming, it's risky to announce anything. Could be a good to wait and see how the genre balances out after EVO, and see who's left standing and what's on the Horizon.

Evilhero said on March 18, 2013 at 12:13 p.m.

It doesn't make much sense to me. When you have a series debut on a next gen console, I would think you'd want it to be a game in the main series, like Tekken 7, not a cross over.

Tensa said on March 18, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.

@43 Ps4 doesn't have to be always online to play games, now maybe with the gaikai service you do but only for ps1-3 games I cant comment on the xbox, anwyays I just wanna see what it looks like I am playing a load of fighters right now but I dont mind more.

gammabolt17 said on March 18, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.


I don't know if you actually play the Tekken games or not but Bruce Irvin has a Shoryuken. I imagine it would look like his but more extravagant, or something.

Duggs26 said on March 18, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

To those who are wondering what Shoryuken will look like on Tekken:


(I assume the devs were testing the move on TTT2)

@42 Too bad, stay in the past forever then.

Kenshiro said on March 18, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

That's my only complaint...the next gen console's new game exclusivity. That is a crap shoot, stellar titles are sure to be released but they are going about the procedure for cutting used game sales out all wrong.

A1Spinn said on March 18, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

@45 im with ya on that..but i own both consoles..more fighting games, the better

Aluppoj said on March 18, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.

Why does everyone think their stuff is supposed to work on every generation on console ever made?

How can pad/stick makers stay in business if they only sell you one product.... Ever!

Why did you spend $159.99? To use it for four+ years on your current gen I suppose!

While I too would like my current stuff to work on the next gen, I'll understand if it doesn't. Drop the entitlement act kids.

You all want the next gen at a comfy $400.00 or less price tag, then you might lose some backwards compatibility to get it.

Besides, your old equipment doesn't disintegrate because you bought a new product. Use your old stuff to play your old games.

Duggs26 said on March 18, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Also Liberator, please do stop crying.

blazebwoy said on March 18, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

cant wait, especially what the SF side look like and play like in 3D done by Namco, im probably one of few that enjoyed SFEX2 and 3, the roster in SFEX3 is boss beyotches

ArcadeRobot said on March 18, 2013 at 12:43 p.m.

TKXSF = PS4 Launch Title!? ^_^

Teohkaka said on March 18, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.

I don't mind if it's for next gen consoles , if they still do versions for the other consoles too. And they really should consider , since not everyone's going to splash out on the next gen the way things are economy-wise.

old_school_rival said on March 18, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.

Drop it on this gen, it would be a great way to wrap things up.

edrigo said on March 18, 2013 at 2:01 p.m.

i would say xmass time next year.

People expecting sfex3 don't make me laugh man. That game was fun but this game should have more depth/ more moves i'm looking forward to the sf characters they'll have more stuff derived from actual fighting styles I'd prefer it if they removed ryu's hadouken or made it really bad (easy to sidestep) and focused on extending his moveset give zangief some multi parts that would be awesome too. King is still the best grappler i've ever seen in any fighter period.

YanDaMan said on March 18, 2013 at 2:22 p.m.

While Im not happy with this news as it basically is saying we have to wait even MORE years, at the very least this game has the potential to be a console seller for many of us.

Silverfan said on March 18, 2013 at 3:22 p.m.

Sort of makes sense to wait for Next Gen releases. PS4 and the 720 (or whatever they're calling the next XBox) is supposed to be out around late this year or 2014 and a lot of people would rush to buy new consoles. Sad, yes, but for sales, good

TrueGamingGuru said on March 18, 2013 at 3:31 p.m.

Well, at least there was info for TXSF since there wasn't much in awhile. Even if TXSF decides to go for next-gen consoles, if the game was only release for next-gen consoles and not on current consoles too. There is a good chance that TXSF will not make good sales, even when comes to certain people that won't just buy the new console.

Duggs26 said on March 18, 2013 at 3:31 p.m.

Having TxSF out next-gen will naturally mean that the game will be better. No complaints.

htownboss23 said on March 18, 2013 at 4 p.m.

That would be better for tekken x street fighter that way the ps4 can sell more not to mention I like to see if they would make a marvel vs capcom 4 simply because of the new dante and vergil from dmc, asura, and ryu but capcom need to give ryu his satsi no hadu transformation and his denjin transformation from ultimate marvel vs capcom 3..

SeMi_AuTo said on March 18, 2013 at 4:42 p.m.

I was just thinking about this game yesterday. I was like what happened to TK x SF lol. I'm glad to here some sort of news. I few years ago I thought it was a lock it was coming out in 2013. Now it seems highly unlikely, with the announcement of the PS4 and new XBOX I don't even know what console it will be for.....

Nukka said on March 18, 2013 at 5:51 p.m.

PS4 is crap, not compatible with ANYTHING.. I for sure am not getting one after spending so much on the PS3.

Hopefully PS4 will come out with an update that makes it backwords compatability

Chameleonice said on March 18, 2013 at 6:56 p.m.

At first, this somewhat worried me, as I'm very much looking forward to this game and I intended to sit the next console war out for as long as possible. I'm also not a fan of no backwards compatibility, like many folks here.

However, after thinking about it logically, it really does seem sensible to put a big budget title on a system that is just starting rather than one that will be considered inferior by its own makers. With the PS2, Sony seemed absolutely upset that it was still outselling the PS3. Production of the console came to an absolute halt and backwards compatibility was completely removed from newer versions of the console. If Namco puts their new game on that and Sony does that again, they'll have a quickly shrinking audience.

Also, it comes to my mind that backwards compatibility really is something we take for granted. There was none of that in the NES/SNES/64 and Gensis/32X/Dreamcast era. We were kind of spoiled by the PS2 being able to play every PS1 game. No one else really did that until much later.

Boogityboy said on March 18, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.

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Aluppoj said on March 18, 2013 at 7:53 p.m.


PS3 came out 7 years ago. Why is it crap that they want to sell a new system? You sound like a freaking penny pinching cheapskate.


PS2 sales and production most certainly did NOT abruptly stop. And they produced ps2 games for 10 years if I'm not mistaken! Very good on their part.

X-Box on the other hand. Production stopped so fast your head would spin.

Also, I agree. Backwards compatibility is taken for granted. And now this expectation is being extended to peripherals!?! Really? Lmao.

Haven't you needed an adapter in every prior generation?

I'm telling you guys, if you beat every dollar out of these companies in the next gen you can just hand gaming over to the apple/android marketplace.

FightDirty said on March 18, 2013 at 7:55 p.m.

Whatever, I have plenty of fighting games to keep me occupied right now. This gen? Next gen? Never? Don't care.

I don't plan to buy a PS4 anytime soon, but that will depend on what titles come out for it and how much they try to screw customers. Usually when Sony releases a new gaming system they don't start with a very impressive library of games (eg., PS3 & PS Vita). I doubt the PS4 will be any different. We shall see.

gammabolt17 said on March 18, 2013 at 9:42 p.m.


There is no such thing as looking at the big picture here. Might as well just say "fvck it" lol

Spiral0Architect said on March 18, 2013 at 10:51 p.m.

I don't plan on upgrading consoles until something like SF5 comes out, so I hope this is on the current gen. I don't do 3D all that competitively, but I'm happy to have this around to durdle and button mash on :)

Smorgasboard said on March 18, 2013 at 11:15 p.m.

Doesn't Tekken games usually comes out for arcade first before consoles at least 6 months?

Even with any platform evaluation, I doubt that they are going to let their Tekken Net not have a new game in 2015.

Rising_Jaguar said on March 18, 2013 at 11:36 p.m.

i'm betting and hoping it makes it to the next gen console~
tekken x street fighter with ps4 graphics would be spectacular~

i would find it odd though, sfxt on ps3 and txsf on ps4 :\

GodlikeAtheist said on March 19, 2013 at 6:37 a.m.

personally im hoping this will be a good excuse to create something we havent seen before.

gammabolt17 said on March 19, 2013 at 7:07 a.m.


TBH, I don't understand why they can't have current AND next gen versions of the game. I know I may be going apples and oranges with this, but if SFA2 could actually work on the SNES, I have no idea why a PS4/720 fighter couldn't work on PS360.

InternetHandle said on March 19, 2013 at 8:24 a.m.

That's too bad. Looks like I wont get to play this when it is released because you better believe I am not shilling out 400-500 dollars for a new system when I have plenty of games to play on the current gen. Maybe in a couple years when the price is reasonable.

handsofgod said on March 19, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.

I don't know about sf in 3D definitely gonna be a weird transition for me, doubt I'll buy it but I will hope to play it at a friends house to see what it's saying. Either way I wish the title good luck!

RYU81 said on March 19, 2013 at 11:42 a.m.

bad idea to push for next gen consoles,SFxT is very bad game,i think TxSF will be worst,btw this fighting game and graphics not very important.looks TxSF will happen

handsofgod said on March 19, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.

I will only buy a ps4 when a solid sf lands on it but saying that I won't buy it for txsf 3D ain't my thing

abnerayag said on March 20, 2013 at 2:35 a.m.

here's some console strategy, port TTT2 to vita already!

Kenshiro said on March 20, 2013 at 4:15 a.m.


Wanna try that again in something similar to a coherent sentence chief?

TagAnarchy said on August 4, 2013 at 4:36 a.m.

^agreed completely^

On an unrelated note to prior comment:
NOOOOOOO! Are you telling me I have to get a PS4 for one of the main reasons I got a PS3?!?!


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