It's official: Capcom vs Namco has been announced at ComicCon.
Or to give it its more specific name, Street Fighter x Tekken. And it's 2D!
This is Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono's big announcement that has been hinted at for weeks.
Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada interupted the panel, then followed up by a trailer that featured SF's Ryu and Tekken's Jin in SFIV's ink style, before the game was demoed live.
The fight showed a sort of tag-in style feature similar to Marvel vs Capcom, and featured Street Fighter's Ryu and Chun-Li vs Tekken's Jin and Nina.
The crossover has been talked about for a while, a year ago at least, according to Ono and Harada.
Two titles are to come: one being developed by Ono-san and Capcom, the other from Harada-san and Namco Bandai, known as Tekken x Street Fighter. The first title will be coming from the former, with the two to have each graphical style of both series.
It's for PS3 and 360. As for the release, it won't be "for a while."
Press release, trailer, shots and the gameplay demo (thanks, GameVideos) are below.
THE HEAVYWEIGHTS OF THE FIGHTING WORLD COLLIDE AS CAPCOM ANNOUNCES STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN
London, UK - July 24 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today announced that Street Fighter X Tekken is in development for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®. The title will make history as fighters from these two bastions of the fighting genre come together for the very first time.
Utilising the same technology that powered Street FighterTM IV & Super Street FighterTM IV, TekkenTM characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams will make the transition into the Street FighterTM universe having been re-imagined using the much loved art style of these seminal titles; while retaining their unique characteristics and signature moves as they go head to head with classic brawlers from the Street Fighter franchise in what promises to be the ultimate match up.
As in Street Fighter IV, gameplay will feature fully realised 3D character models battling for domination in both new and familiar highly detailed 2D environments that are brought to life with engaging animations. In addition to modes such as Versus and Training that will feature new enhancements to make the fighting experience more in-depth and enjoyable, Street Fighter X Tekken will include Tag Team combat where players select two fighters to deliver knockout assist attacks and special combos.
The announcement, which took place at Comic-Con in San Diego in front of thousands of Street Fighter fans, was made by the Producer of Street Fighter X Tekken, Yoshinori Ono, and Tekken series Director, Katsuhiro Harada. Commenting on the origins of this project Yoshinori Ono said: “This is history we're making. Two fighting games that have rivalled each other are finally standing on the same stage. This isn't just a showdown between Tekken and Street Fighter, but a decisive battle for Capcom and Namco Bandai Games. So I'm going to give it my all.”