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Street Fighter x Tekken DLC is on all discs, Capcom confirms

Tuesday, 6th March 2012 00:39 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Capcom has explained its inclusion of Street Fighter x Tekken DLC on-disc by citing the need for compatibility between those who own the added content and those who don’t.

“The character information and files were intentionally included on retail versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360 game to save hard drive space and to ensure for a smooth transition when the DLC is available, allowing players who choose not to purchase the content the ability to play against players that did,” the publisher told MCV.

The PlayStation 3 version of Street Fighter x Tekken includes three on-disc exclusive characters, while two more are available as DLC through the PlayStation Network. 12 further characters will be exclusive to the Vita version, although all are expected to become available in the home console versions.

“More specifics regarding pricing, dates and other additional exciting DLC plans for Street Fighter X Tekken will be shared at a later date,” Capcom added.

Interestingly, the publisher also made mention of the fact that it does not intend to release an “Ultimate” version of the game, as it did with Marvel vs Capcom 3, instead releasing all extra content as DLC; some MvC3 fans felt cheated by the need to buy another disc to get all the characters.

Street Fighter x Tekken launches this week on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PC version is due in May while the Vita release is expected in northern autumn.

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7 Comments

  1. AbracadaverAK

    Way to miss the point, Capcom. if it’s finished and on the disc, why should anyone have to pay for it. The most obvious and blatant example of putting the finished product behind a paywall.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. thegrimmling

    They do that because people will pay it.

    Better question is if the Sony Exclusive characters are on the Xbox disc or not.

    That would be funny for a Sony mascot on an Xbox game.

    Too bad Kratos is not in the game.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. HeavyD-Love

    Fuck off Capcom. You’ve been the best example of demonstrating how NOT to properly apply the concept of downloadable content (DLC).

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    @2
    If they are, they’re hidden better than the Capcom ones.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gheritt White

    Um… the additional character DLC for Mortal Kombat *wasn’t* on disc, but NetherRealm didn’t run into MP comparability issues, did they? This is a pretty low move by Capcom.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Lightmanone

    Daaaaaamn. The whole point of DLC was that after the game was finished, additional content would be provided in order to make the game have a longer lifespan. Not to get more money out of loyal paying customers. The f….

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ianbenoir

    Capcom is on the way of becoming one of the most politically wrong game company.
    its not the first time they do something like that…
    That’s like buying a car and have to pay to unlock the air conditioning?

    WHERE IS ANONYMOUS WHEN WE NEED ‘EM?

    #7 3 years ago

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