Ono reveals characters not in SFxT, says Blanka might be if they can “find him”

By Stephany Nunneley
30 July 2011 20:35 GMT

Yoshinori Ono has said the roster for Street Fighter X Tekken has been finalised, and while he can’t give away the entire list just yet, he is able to say which characters won’t be in the fighter.

Speaking with Siliconera during Comic-Con, Ono said on the Street Fighter side of things, Dan will be missing and thanks to the inclusion of Nina, Anna will be missing from the Tekken roster.

“I can tell you Dan will not be in the game,” he said. “You may remember he was killed by a Tekken character at Comic-Con last year, so he won’t be in Street Fighter X Tekken. [Laughs] As much as I personally wanted to have a cool Nina and Anna tag battle, the director was against putting Anna because we already had Nina in. Sorry to all of the Anna fans out there.

“I played the entire Tekken series from the very beginning and when I started it the impression I got was less about the game being cool, it was more about the wacky and unique characters. The ones that stood out to me, and are still my favorites, were Nina and Paul. Nina has a lot of cool combos you can do that are unique compared to the other characters.

“Paul is more of a thinking man’s character. You have to play him almost in a Street Fighter way where you keep your distance and do your big moves when you can. I like those two. Your next question might be ‘Hey you haven’t announced Paul yet?’ You’re right I haven’t.”

As far as the possibility of Blanka appearing in the game was concerned, Ono joked that he has “sent a crew to Brazil to look for him.”

“If we can find him he might end up in this game. If he manages to evade us he may not make it in,” he laughed.

Ono goes on to say in the interview Capcom is “paying attention” to how well SSFIV:AE is doing on PC, but doesn’t want to “give away too much” regarding the possibility of SFxT arriving on the platform. he also said a decision is still up in the air regarding the possibility of either game eventually landing on 3DS.

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