After years of hypothesis, Tekken collection director Katsuhiro Harada has formally closed the e-book on Tekken X Street Fighter, asserting that work has halted on the extremely anticipated crossover through his private YouTube channel.
“Yeah, growth stopped however we acquired about 30% accomplished,” Harada stated throughout a June 5 livestream that has solely simply acquired an English translation.
The phase was transient, however Harada appeared pleased with the work the crew had accomplished on getting stretchy Street Fighter yogi Dhalsim working within the Tekken engine, in addition to the feminine character fashions. He additionally talked about that the strides his crew made in Tekken X Street Fighter growth may be seen in Tekken 7’s model of Street Fighter’s Akuma, confirming a standard principle amongst followers that the demonic fighter’s look as a visitor character was the results of the work being accomplished on the crossover.
Kotaku has contacted Tekken writer Bandai Namco for extra info.
Tekken X Street Fighter was introduced in 2010 alongside Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken, which ultimately launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. Where the latter transposed Tekken characters right into a Street Fighter-like gameplay setting, Tekken X Street Fighter would have accomplished the other by giving Street Fighter characters Tekken’s freedom of 3D motion and spacing.
After its reveal, nevertheless, Tekken X Street Fighter languished in growth hell, with just a few bits of idea artwork and the occasional, imprecise replace on its progress each time somebody had an opportunity to choose Harada’s mind concerning the undertaking. Bandai Namco has launched a number of Tekken video games within the 11 years since, together with two-on-two fighter Tekken Tag Tournament 2, the free-to-play Tekken Revolution, and Tekken 7, which continues to be a preferred title in each official and grassroots combating sport competitions.
“I want I may have proven you,” Harada added on this month’s broadcast. “I used to be fairly assured. We wished to indicate [concept art] however the undertaking died.”