For those who are longing for the release of Bandai Namco?s title Tekken X Street Fighter, here?s what we?ve got for you ? the game is still undergoing its development stage.
At the recently concluded Comic-Con held at San Diego, Tekken X Street Fighter producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that the game is still under development.
When asked by a fan about some updates on the game, producer Harada said through his translator and Tekken designer, Michael Murphy, “It’s still in development, and it is moving forward, but that’s on the development side. So obviously, with all of the products, there’s that special timing that we need for that to have its own spotlight. So on the marketing side, it’s a special situation, but we can say that it hasn’t been cancelled, so please relax.”
Tekken X Street Fighter is Bandai Namco Games upcoming crossover fighting game. Its premise is to cross the universes of Namco’s Tekken and Capcom’s Street Fighter into one game so as to create a roster from both franchises.
It could be remembered that the game was actually announced by Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International. The game is expected to feature the same 3D fighting game engine of the Tekken franchise.
During the announcement made at the 2010 Comic-Con, it was in its very early stage of development which is why neither images nor videos were presented. Aside from this, Harada revealed some concepts of the game like having a prototype model of Ryu, with the gi of Tekken’s Paul Phoenix.
If you?d remember, it was 2012 when Namco released a poll about Tekken asking its fans to vote for who they would like to see on Tekken X Street Fighter’s roster. Though fans did participate and made their choice, Harada clarified that the poll will not decide the final roster, instead it will be used in conjunction with a number of research methods to determine the character line-up.
Harada also revealed with his recent update the reason why they have not officially released the game.
“With all of the products that we have, there’s that special timing that we need for it to have its own spotlight. So from the marketing side it’s kind of a difficult situation. But it is proceeding, it hasn’t been cancelled,” Harada said.
Tekken X Street Fighter is set to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.