Street Fighter X Tekken stories

Bandai Namco are releasing more and more fighting games, so what's going on with Tekken X Street Fighter? Let's speculate based on previous statements

Originally announced alongside Street Fighter X Tekken way back in July 2010, we still haven't seen any footage whatsoever of the now mythical Tekken X Street Fighter.

Harada has explained the game's absence numerous times, with slight variations in reasons, and also given some updates on how the game itself has been progressing.

It only felt natural for Tekken X Street Fighter to fall a bit to the wayside back when Street Fighter X Tekken had a huge media controversy as well as posting lower sales than projected.

Besides this, fighting games fell off a bit, at least for the major publishers Capcom and Bandai Namco, with them stepping back a bit from their push of the genre.

That's not true today, though, at least not for Bandai Namco. Not only did they finally release Tekken 7 to much fanfare, with solid post-game support, but we also got the Bandai Namco-published Dragon Ball FighterZ at the start of the year, and Soul Calibur 6 has been announced for release before we head in to 2019.

Now that the company is back to full-fledged fighting game development while we're 8 years out from the original announcement with very little to show for it, let's have a look at what exactly we know about the title, as well as what's keeping Bandai Namco.

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He is simultaneously one of the most ferocious and goofiest characters in the entire series... check out our visual history of Blanka

Blanka first debuted in the Street Fighter series in Street Fighter 2. At first glance, this was a ferocious green beast with orange hair that was capable of electrocuting and biting opponents.

Upon beating this fighter's arcade play through, players are treated to a bit of twist. We see a more... softer side of this creature when it is revealed by his mother that his name is actually Jimmy.

In more recent times, Blanka is often regarded as a bit of a troll character. I'm pretty sure there are more people dreading his inclusion in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition rather than those that are actually looking forward to it.

Still, Blanka has been seen in a way that showcases him as both feral and goofy. Considering that this is the combatant that is most often associated with Yoshinori Ono (the toy of Blanka), he is frequently looked at as silly now.

Considering that Blanka is coming out tomorrow on February 20, 2018, now is probably a good time to take another look at his visual history. This fighter has evolved quite a bit over the years.

And of course, I couldn't possibly leave out Blanka's plush costume. Check it out:

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What are Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's odds of getting a massive update like Street Fighter X Tekken?

As we all know, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was not included in the EVO lineup for 2018. This happened despite the fact that the game had only been released on September 19, 2017.

By this point, EVO 2017 had already come and gone. In other words, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has not had a chance to be on the main stage of EVO yet (didn't appear in EVO Japan due to a lack of popularity in that region). This might be a first for the series.

The tournament organizer, Mr. Wizard, explained that the game has been on a slippery slope as of late. He even outright said that the game just sort of fizzled out.

Despite this, Mark "MarkMan" Julio noted that it is hard to include a game that doesn't get support. He clarified that he wasn't talking about Capcom.

It's no secret that the game launched with a number of problems. The art style and roster, for example, remain to be common complaints among the community.

Could Capcom give an update to this title that fixes the issues? This scenario seems very similar to the one presented by Street Fighter X Tekken's launch. What are the odds of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite getting a patch that applies fixes similar to the version 2013 update for SFxT?

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Don't miss out on the Capcom Steam sale this weekend - up to 80% off

Capcom is having a special sale this weekend. It will last until August 21st (ends on Monday).

As you might expect, many of Capcom's fighting games are present in this sale. Games can be up to 80% off their normal price.

Being that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite doesn't release until September 19, this is not a game that is on sale. You'll still be able to pre-order the game at full price.

Street Fighter 5 is listed as being 50% off. This brings its price to $19.99.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is also benefiting from the sale. Being that it is 40% off, its price drops to $14.99.

Meanwhile, Ultra Street Fighter 4 is 75% leaving it at $7.49. You can even purchase Street Fighter X Tekken with 80% of its price taken off, making it purchasable at $5.99.

Of course, there are also non-fighting games are sale if you are interested in those as well. Check them out here if you are interested.

Fans are still asking for Tekken X Street Fighter, and it's still not the right time for release - here's the latest on the elusive crossover fighter

Originally announced back in July of 2010, Tekken X Street Fighter is a fighting title that remains a mystery to this day.

The crossover title was part of a joint project between Capcom and Bandai Namco in which both companies were set to make their own versions of a game featuring characters from both franchises. Capcom's product, Street Fighter X Tekken, came first in early 2012, but Tekken X Street Fighter never saw the light of day.

Since its initial announcement, we have seen and heard very little about the game. Over the years, Bandai Namco has said that the timing just isn't right for the game to be released.

IGN recently caught up with Tekken Executive Producer Katsuhiro Harada and during that time had him field a fan question: Is Tekken X Street Fighter still in the works, or will Tekken 7 take its place by gradually adding more Street Fighter characters over time?

"Capcom is putting a lot of effort into building up Street Fighter 5," Harada started. "For us, we're looking straight towards the release of Tekken 7 and we just decided that it wasn't a very good idea to split both of those groups by adding a third title that covers both into the same timing.

"So it's more about the timing and waiting for the right chance for that."

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52-hit Kazuya/Heihachi restand combo, Lars and Raven get the perfect, and more: Here are five of the dirtiest Street Fighter X Tekken team beat-downs

Hate it or love it, Street Fighter X Tekken was a game that received a devoted competitive scene after all was said and done. While a lot of players were moving on to bigger and better things, the die-hard combatants were putting in work and pulling off some amazing things.

Today, we take a look back at five of the dirtiest team beat-downs, courtesy of YogaFlame24.

Featured on this list are players such as Tx BrayneStorm, PxG|Ice, RnK|Lucius, RnK|Ichigo, and more. From the 52-hit restand combo from Kazuya and Heihachi to a devastating Cross Assault barrage from the RnK clan, there's some juicy SFxT goodness to behold here.

For a quick clip, click the GIF below. To view the full highlight reel, be sure to hit that jump.

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Street Fighter X Tekken brought together two legendary fighting game franchises with gorgeous character art for both sides

Street Fighter X Tekken's art, under the leadership of chief character artist Kazuma Teshigahara, really flourished in its attempt to bring out each character's personality in their own art.

The game also featured a huge roster, with as many as 50 playable characters in the game, 25 from each side. You can see some of the promotional artwork here.

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New petition asks Capcom to bring back and remaster Street Fighter X Tekken

Street Fighter X Tekken -- the crossover fighter birthed by Capcom and Bandai Namco -- is an interesting case. The fighting title hit several road blocks in the form of controversy stemming from on-disc DLC to the complexities of the gem system.

As a result, overall interest waned, and the game survived only by way of a fairly small, die-hard community of competitors. By the end of it, the game was stabilized -- some would say it became a legitimate fighting title -- but it was too late to receive a widespread resurgence.

Despite the negative feedback, some fans still enjoy the game today, so much so that a petition was created to ask Capcom for a remastered re-release.

A player named Kelvin Smith is at the helm of this request, noting that this year marks the game's five year anniversary. Last year, we saw Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 re-released on current-gen consoles. So why not Street Fighter X Tekken?

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From Super Turbo to Tekken 7, Akuma has been in the shadows of a ridiculous number of fighting games; check out our visual history for the demon here

This was a daunting mountain to climb, but we've buckled down and tackled the visual history of Street Fighter's most popular villain: Akuma.

Since his debut in Street Fighter II, Akuma has made an appearance in almost every subsequent Street Fighter-related title. While this includes games like Puzzle Fighter and Namco vs. Capcom, we've chosen to stick to fighting games for this already massive history gallery.

The demonic fighter has become a staple of the Street Fighter series, rivaling even Ryu and Chun-Li in popularity. Our gallery covers appearances starting from Street Fighter II and going all the way to his Street Fighter 5 CFN image.

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You'll see our previous character visual histories below.

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Visual history of M.Bison shows just how many bodies the dictator has occupied over the years

Being the quintessential villain of the series, M. Bison has showed up to try to carry out his evil plans in nearly every Street Fighter title to date.

M. Bison has been the head honcho of Shadaloo since debuting as the main boss of Street Fighter 2. Over the years, he's occupied a number of different host bodies, with unique changes coming from each of them.

Today, we'll take a look at how Bison's changed in his many appearances over the years. The gallery below starts with the Street Figher 2 series, and works its way through the other titles that he's appeared in.

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Visual History of Juri explores changes made to the spider-loving S.I.N. member's appearance across several fighting titles

Juri first made her fighting game debut on April 27, 2010 when Super Street Fighter 4 launched. She was one of two all new characters to join the roster, arriving alongside the oily wrestler, Hakan.

Since then, she has become a highly popular fan-favorite, and has appeared in a handful of modern fighting titles.

So, today we're going to look at how the original S.I.N. member has evolved across the three main fighting series she has appeared in. Our gallery below starts with Street Fighter 4, goes to Street Fighter X Tekken, then takes a look at her Street Fighter 5 model.

We have also included in-game screenshots of each to further show how she's changed.

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To see the previous installments of our Visual History series, be sure to hit the jump.

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Visual history of Ken shows how the fiery shoto has changed across tons of fighting games

Last time, we took a look out how the first fighting female of Street Fighter, Chun-Li, evolved over the years. Today, let's check out how Ken's appearance has transformed throughout the plethora of games he's been in.

To document how his look has changed over the years, we rounded up several pieces of artwork starting from the first Street Fighter all the way up to Street Fighter 4. We even threw in Ken's appearance in Street Fighter 2010, even though it's technically not a fighting game.

Ken's design is a fairly simple one. Though artists have depicted him differently over the years, the main alteration we see is the addition made to his hair length. His largest overhaul can be seen in Street Fighter 5, where his appearance kept some of its core features, but made some large tweaks.

You can check out the gallery below.

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You'll see Street Fighter 5, MVC2, Persona 4, Blade Arcus, UMVC3 and plenty more titles in Crew Round 2's epic New Years combo video

As a New Years gift to the fighting game community, Crew Round 2 has put together a massive combo video that features more than 20 different titles including Street Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and a ton of anime fighters.

The wide variety of featured titles attests to the versatility and skill on Crew Round 2's team of impressive players.

To get an idea of what you're going to see, check out the Killer Instinct, Aganos combo below, which doles out well over 100% of Kan-Ra's life bar. We've also included a stylish Dan/Seth Red Focus dance.

Hit the jump for the full video.

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CVS2, Rival Schools, Third Strike, MVC2 and a LOT more; this epic, blast from the past combo video features 60 different fighting games

Scrolling through our more recent posts, you may notice we're on something of a Street Fighter 5 binge. While we're absolutely loving playing, discussing and delving into the new game, a little variety is always nice.

We use the term "little" very loosely, as the video we have here for you features no less than 60 different fighting games, (yes SF5 is in there as well,) from over the years.

The nostalgia you'll get from seeing a few of these titles is reason enough to give this combo collection a watch. Take a look at this Chun-Li sequence from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom... which does over 25 billion damage:

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Hit the jump for the full video.

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Think you know who will win Capcom Cup? Participate in UltraChen's fantasy bracket contest for your chance at some cool prizes

We're just two days away from Capcom Cup 2015, and it feels like that in every other FGC conversation you'll be sure to hear predictions for Capcom Cup matches. UltraDavid and James Chen have partnered with Mad Catz and Maxoplata to create a fantasy bracket contest.

With 32 of the the year's strongest competitors all under one roof, predicting won't be easy, but the ones with the closest predictions will win themselves some nice prizes.

There's a Chun-Li Street Fighter V TE2 Arcade Fight stick for first place, a Tritton Pro+ headset for second place, and a Tritton Kunai headset for third place. The contest is free to enter, and you can see all the details over at UltraChenTV.

You can do some recon on the players in the tournament by checking out UltraChen's individual player break downs on Capcom Fighters. Image source: SRK.

Seon-Woo 'Infiltration' Lee now sponsored by Razer

When it comes to the Street Fighter 4 scene, Infiltration is definitely a household name. After a crazy impressive run back in 2012, he ended up winning EVO, and while he hasn't been quite as dominating since, he's definitely one of the best players in the world and consistently places high in almost any event he enters.

Because of this, it's been surprising to many that Infiltration has been a free agent for so many years. However, that is no longer the case.

It was officially announced today on the Game Start Asia stream, at this year's Game Start event, that Infiltration will be joining the roster of Razer.

This puts him in a team with fellow EVO champions RZR|Fuudo and RZR|Xian, as well as fierce competitors RZR|Gackt and RZR|RB. We hope that this partnership ends up fruitful for both sides, and can't wait to see what RZR|Infiltration has in store for us.

Need a refresher on the state of Tekken x Street Fighter? Look no further with AwpWilliams' state of affairs breakdown

Though we're looking forward to both Tekken 7 and Tekken x Street Fighter, it can easily be said that we don't particularly know much about either title. Especially in the case of Tekken x Street Fighter, it has remained enigmatic for the past five years.

For anyone who's lost track, or jumped off the train for keeping track of these titles, AwpWilliams has you covered with this in depth breakdown video, reviewing what we know about each title, and offering opinions on the state of things.

Most of the video is devoted to Tekken x Street Fighter, but there is a bit about the potential console version of Tekken 7, and the relation between the two games.

Hit the jump for a refresher course.

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