Missed me? I would have written something last week if I hadn’t passed out from PAX exhaustion or if there was anything even remotely interesting to tell you about unless you think Everyone Sings for PS3 and Xbox 360 is interesting. This week’s offering seems to be a little bit more palatable, so I’ll do you all a solid and shake off the remnants of my PAX hangover so that I may “enlighten” you with the games of the week.
If any game company knows how to do stellar fighting game crossovers, it’s Capcom. One needs only to look at crossovers like Marvel vs. Capcom, and the lesser known Tatsunoko vs. Capcom to name a few. With Street Fighter X Tekken ( “X” is pronounced “cross”), Capcom (with Namco’s licensing) has induced a collective fan-gasm for fighting game enthusiasts.
Mass Effect 3 comes out tomorrow. You can stop reading the rest of this article now. Wait, you’re still here? What’s that? You’re not interested in stopping the Reaper invasion of the galaxy as we know it? Wow, I didn’t realize you exist. In that case by all means read on. Because, ya know, there are other games out there.
It’s still a ways off yet, further off than counterpart Street Fighter x Tekken. According to Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken x Street Fighter is at “zero percent” completion. But a fundamental issue remains: how to handle fireballs and the other Street Fighter’s projectile attacks?
This year’s Comic-Con was definitely the place to be. A panel called “Street Fighter IV and Beyond” with SFIV producer Yoshinori Ono was interrupted by Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada on Saturday. Thankfully the two rival producers didn’t get into a brawl, but instead announced their most exciting collaboration: Street fighter x Tekken, reports Kotaku.
Based on the popular Namco fighting game series, the live-action movie is told from the point of view of Jin Kazama as he enters the King of the Iron Fist tournament to avenge the death of his mother. And to that, he’ll have to face his father Kazuya Mishima, and his grandfather, Heihachi.
This fall, Tekken-philes will have a lot to look forward to. Tekken 6 will be teeming with a whopping 42 characters, the biggest roster to date. Here’s a look at the two new characters, as well as some familiar faces.
Platforms: XB360, PS3, PSP
Developer: Namco Bandai
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Release Date: Fall 2009
What Is It?
Tekken 6 continues Namco Bandai’s 3D fighting game series with bigger, more interactive stages, a more involved character customization feature, and a new “rage” system, which gives a character more power when his/her health is low. Tekken 6 also boasts the biggest roster of characters to date, with a total of 42.