E3 2011: Street Fighter X Tekken hands on

Capcom has been revamping there fighting franchises and with great success. First the Street Fighter IV series and then Marvel vs Capcom 3. What you haven’t seen in awhile is a more traditional vs series, not since Capcom vs SNK. Utilizing the Street Fighter IV engine Capcom is now giving fans what they’ve been wanting which is a chance to battle it out with Tekken. LVLONE got a chance to get some hands on at E3 for a closer look.

Street Fighter X Tekken blends gameplay from both franchises to compliment all styles of play. Tag battles are back but act like Tekken Tag rules where if one person dies the match is over. Juggling and combos also come from Tekken and is interesting how some of them work with Street Fighter characters.

EX moves and Super moves come from Street Fighter and it all seems to work pretty well. Not all characters are balanced perfectly as you have to remember that Tekken characters don’t really have fireballs but it doesn’t take long to get into the groove.

The game has plenty of new animations, even on Street Fighter’s end, which is great to see. The characters at the show were Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Abel, Sagat, Cammy, Nina, Kazuya, Bob, Hwoarang, King, Marduk and Julia Chang with more to be announced soon. This was easily one of the biggest games at the show and with good reason. The level of competition from this game will rival those of Marvel vs Capcom 3

The game was smooth, colorful and action packed. We honestly can’t wait for this installment and dawn of a new fighting franchise, hopefully Capcom won’t have us waiting to soon to get our paws on this. Look back with us for more character reveals and news on Street Fighter X Tekken.

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