Awesome Tormentor! Nice Find! I wonder how Jun will work too and how the hell will she fit in all this lol.
Also:Gamescom: Street Fighter X Tekken Details
Capcom is no stranger to fighting game crossovers. Earlier this year it announced a new game in its Marvel vs. Capcom franchise, and just a few weeks back at Comic-Con Capcom and Namco Bandai let the world know they're working on not just one, but two fighting games that mix Street Fighter and Tekken characters. It's a little bit complicated, but basically Capcom is making Street Fighter X Tekken and Namco Bandai is handling Tekken X Street Fighter.
Street Fighter X Tekken will be released first and be built in the style of Street Fighter games. The release of Tekken X Street Fighter will follow some time later and bring members of the Street Fighter cast into the world of Tekken, meaning three-dimensional combat arenas. They're interesting products considering the Street Fighter and Tekken franchises are essentially rivals. Yet speaking to Capcom's Yoshinori Ono and Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada and the way they casually criticize each others' games like childhood friends, you get the impression that this crossover was more of an inevitability than chance occurrence.
The two often met at industry events, and eventually talk shifted to expanding the popularity of the fighting genre, and the idea of a franchise crossover grew out of that. While we now know about both games, they're not all that far along in development. "What we announced at Comic-Con really was a teaser of a teaser," said Ono. "We just wanted to let fighting fans know that the next project was started. We're probably one step ahead of Bandai Namco, and that's why we'll be able to release it a little bit earlier."
Naturally, with the combination of such popular and long-running fighting franchises, there are a lot of questions about how everything's going to be fused together. "That's actually a very difficult thing that we face when developing the character roster," said Harada. "For the Street Fighter franchise, all their fighters are very unique and each could be the main character. And then for the Tekken franchise we have a large character roster, and as far as the character popularity it varies per region, so it's very hard to determine things like that for our own franchise. When you put them together, it's something that's very difficult for myself and Ono-san as well, I think. Of course they're slightly ahead, so they're just coming to that problem now and he's often asking me what characters should be in. I don't have a clear answer." Ono agreed that whittling down the character list is a tough task. "To be honest, whoever we put in the game," said Ono, "there are going to be people saying Capcom fail, or Bandai Namco fail. We can't please everyone."
Aside from finding out who will be in each game, a more interesting aspect of the fusion will be how characters long known to fight in a certain style will be altered as they're adopted to a different combat system. "For us in Street Fighter X Tekken, what we're doing is bringing Tekken characters into the Street Fighter world. Very fortunately for us, because Tekken characters are basically a rip of Street Fighter characters, it's really, really easy. We just basically have to bring them in and they fit as if they were meant to be there."
To such a response, Harada had to say, "Well you know it's funny. Ono is often saying that we stole his characters, and even some of the characters we didn't steal he thinks we did. Obviously we received some influence from Street Fighter in the beginning, but also some different fighting game franchises. Tekken has gone off on its own path and turned into a unique franchise, and as a result the gameplay's quite different." One point of interest amongst Tekken fans is how exactly something like a fireball from a Street Fighter characters is going to work within the Tekken fighting framework. "I think it's safe to say, at least for the fireballs, that they'll be in our game," said Harada. "If there's no fireball then it's no Ryu and it's not Street Fighter."http://ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1114568p1.html
There's another page and more information and some friendly mockery between both developers and compaines.http://ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1114568p2.html