The Street Fighter and Tekken game universes are set to go head to head in a couple of fighting games the first of which will be launched next year, and the producers working on the two series say that there’s plenty of room for more collaborations as long as the first two prove successful.
Speaking to VG247 during the Fight Club event that Namco organized in London Yoshinori Ono, who is one of the main producers working at Capcom, has stated, “First of all, you’re assuming Tekken x Street Fighter will be out within five years. So saying it’s out within ten years, and then if you’re talking about ten years after that, that’s my retirement.”
After laughing at the possible time frames Ono added, “I’m really keen to do more things but it all depends on Harada-san’s Tekken x Street Fighter.”
The producer of Tekken x Street Fighter joined in the fun by saying that he planned to launch his own game before he became senile, adding that he “forgot up until recently I had to do that game.”
When pressed about the actual game universes that Tekken and Street Fighter could cross over with the two developers indicated Soul Calibur and Darkstalkers as possibilities, although much depends on how the first two titles perform.
Street Fighter x Tekken will be launched on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 on March 6, 2012 in the United States and the customary three days later in Europe.
The game will use the mechanics and the look that have defined the Capcom made Street Fighter series but will have access to all the character of the Tekken universe.
The fighting will take place in a 2D plane and will allow players to perform projectile attacks, which will not happen in the Namco Bandai take on the same concepts.