Stellar Tekken mods for Street Fighter 5 make us wish Tekken X Street Fighter was still in active development

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • August 1, 2020 at 4:20 a.m. PDT | Comments: 34

Following the turbulent life and ultimate failure of 2012's Street Fighter X Tekken, developers at Bandai Namco decided to put the kibosh on Tekken X Street Fighter while the game was around 30% complete.

We're still coming to terms with the fact that this title may never escape from development purgatory, but were quite happy to come across a handful of images featuring a modded version of Street Fighter 5 that replaces certain characters with fighters from the Tekken universe.

Created by TiggieWhite and shared by PFCM22oD2ax8tMe, we get to see the likes of King, Heihachi, Lucky Chloe, Devil Jin, Raven, Anna Williams, and a handful of others as they might look in the Street Fighter 5 universe.

Many of the characters that make up SF5's roster lend themselves quite nicely to Tekken counterparts as we see Alex become King, Cammy become Alisa, and Chun-Li become Xiaoyu.

It seems we get a nod or an update on where things stand for the apparently ill-fated Tekken X Street Fighter from Bandai Namco General Manager, Katsuhiro Harada, every so often, but the news is virtually always something along the lines of, "We do want to continue, but there really aren't any plans to at this point. Maybe someday!"

We most recently heard from Harada on this topic back in December of last year when he asked fans if they were still hoping to see the game via a Twitter poll. Though nearly 60% of responses were a firm "of course," Harada also noted that strong then-current sales for both Tekken 7 and Street Fighter 5 didn't make for much motivation for developers to dig back into TxSF.

Check out the gallery of mod images below and let us know in the comments your thoughts on them. We'd also be happy to hear whether you're still hoping for a Tekken X Street Fighter game or if you're simply over it at this point.

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