How much more Street Fighter and Tekken can the fighting world handle. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady stream of Street Fighter IV expansions, the announcement of Tekken 7, the announcement of Street Fighter V, and we’ve even gotten the chance to live out our cross-over fantasies in Street Fighter X Tekken. What else is there left to do?
Well, have you heard of Tekken X Street Fighter? Unlike the previously mentioned Street Fighter X Tekken, which was a 2D fighting game developed by Capcom, Tekken X Street Fighter is a 3D fighting game under development at Bandai Namco using Tekken’s graphic engine. It also happens to be vaporware with over five years of development time under its belt.
It was first announced in July 2010.
With all the other titles making timely appearances, it would be easy to assume that Bandai Namco has canceled the project, but Director Katushiro Harada claims this is not so in an interview with Polygon. He even has 40 people working on it as we speak, but he can’t say too much on the matter.
“It’s very difficult to talk about. Obviously, I had originally planned to release it much earlier than we’re currently looking at.”
Harada also talks more on the incoming Tekken 7, and he responds to the criticisms of the Project Morpheus virtual reality simulator Summer Lesson, including my own thoughts about the game, saying that he expected the criticism in the West and wanted it for exposure.