Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Street FIghter X Tekken Captivate Blowout...

The big highlight for Captivate, Capcom's Miami press event last week, for many is new Street Fighter X Tekken stuff and as promised, Capcom delivers on that end. The core gameplay seems to be now established being 2D a la Street Fighter, SF controls, and a Tekken-like juggle combo system. Surprisingly, the Tekken-like combos transitioned pretty well to this so far along with the tag combos since this is a 2v2 fighting game, but still one on one. The character roster so far is...

Street Fighter
  • Ryu
  • Ken
  • Guile
  • Abel
  • Chun-Li
  • Kazuya
  • Nina
  • King
  • Marduk
  • Bob

The Street Fighter stuff seen in the gameplay clip above is EX moves, supers or ultras (Whatever Capcom goes with), and the SF4 style of art in which that engine is getting some graphical improvements even though it looks nearly the same, but a little better. Good thing the preview build was playable and impressions from those who were there are loving it so far. Who knows if the Tekken-like juggle system will be a key factor in gameplay as you can get by okay with Street Fighter fundamentals, but its a new game to learn and I'm pretty sure the FGC folks will be the necessary adjustments to do well at tournaments. Street Fighter X Tekken is still ways off, but I'm pretty excited again after seeing all of this.

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