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Ono Speaks About Street Fighter X Tekken At Captivate


Capcom's Yoshi Ono, in Miami, FL. last week for the company's Captivate conference, spoke about the firm's upcoming title, Street Fighter X Tekken.

Some of the characters revealed during the event were Able and Guile, Ryu and Ken, Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams, Craig Marduk and King, and Chun Li and Bob. Characters will come in pairs, while you can choose whatever characters you want to fight with, you will have to fight in pairs.

Speaking with VG247 at the event, Ono stated,
“As you can see, unlike normally with Capcom, we have announced ten characters at once,” said Ono through his translator. “More characters are to be revealed in large chunks like this throughout the rest of the year at various events.”
As far as getting the characters from both universes to work together, Ono said,
“Because of our criteria, we’re trying to find ones that will be the hardest, the most difficult, and require the most work to get them up and running because it not only makes it more fun for us, but it will make it a more compelling game in the end,” explained Ono.

“Out of the characters we revealed here, one of the more surprising might be Marduk. I mean, we’ve got some Street Fighter characters that have grappling techniques like him, but none who moves like he does using those kind of moves.

“But at E3 this year, and other events, we will be announcing plenty of characters who are maybe more out of left field than Marduk, and more surprising. There might be characters in your head you’re presuming will make it in, but you might actually also be second guessing yourself.

“In effect, the Tekken universe has some supremely weird characters. From inanimate objects, to animals, and all sorts of stuff. That might strike you as counter to Street Fighter characters, but it really isn’t. I mean, we’ve long had a guy with limbs that can stretch, or a guy that can throw fire out of his hands or whatnot, so to shove an animal in there or any other kind of wacky character wouldn’t be out of place. Indeed, it can make the game really interesting.

“If you are looking at the roster of Tekken characters and thinking some might not make it, broaden your search a bit and don’t just assume that some are going to be cut.”
According to Ono the paired fighters in the game will be chosen for you and will not represent any strategic advantage over any of the other paired fighters, they have simply been put together for story telling purposes.
“Basically, there are no gameplay advantages to any particular team,” said Ono. “We don’t want to make that decision for player. We want them to set things up with any partnership they so choose. In fact, anyone can work with anyone, and you may find some unusual stuff by putting Ryu with King. It might seem like kind of an odd couple, but you could do some really cool combos together and you might find it to be a really strategic match.

“It’s a bit like Street Fighter III and IV, where you choose your combos and your Super Arts – it’s almost like here, where you pick your particular playstyle and it might motivate you to put a certain set of pairs together.

“That said, there are indeed kind of ‘official’ pairs. As to why they exist, it’s not a gameplay advantage. That’s just there to add in the storytelling aspect of things for characters within the story framework we have: why they are working together, why they are traveling together, and embarking on a quest against certain people.

“This gives us a chance to set up rivalries and a chance to tell a specific story about specific characters. You are completely free to move outside of that framework if you so choose.”
Street Fighter X Tekken doesn't yet have a release date but it's for sure coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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