Street Fighter X Tekken Preview

What gamer hasn’t played either Street Fighter or Tekken at some point in their lives, seriously?  Both of these franchises are known the world over and each have millions of fans to prove their worth.  What makes SF X Tekken so special is that it is an official crossover title which brings these two classic universes head-to-head in direct combat.

Previously released on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and iOS, Street Fighter X Tekken is a game that many dedicated fans of both franchises have been extremely excited about.

While someone might be inclined to simply state that the upcoming Playstation Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken is a port, the fact is, that would only be partially true.  The key differences between the Vita version and the PS3 for instance, are the reduced graphical capabilities and the inclusion of touch screen capabilities.  Having said that, the Vita version of this game looks fantastic and is very comparable to its higher-powered counterpart; it is by no means, ugly.

One of the coolest features of this game is the ability to engage in cross play between the Vita and PS3 versions.  In other words, yes, you can battle your friend who’s playing the game on his PS3 and vice-versa.  Vita owners will also be treated to 12 new playable characters (which can also be transferred over to a PS3 as well), they are:

  1. Sakura
  2. Blanka
  3. Bryan Fury
  4. Alisa Bosconovitch
  5. Dudley
  6. Elena
  7. Guy
  8. Christie Monteiro
  9. Jack
  10. Lars Alexandersson
  11. Lei Wulong
  12. Cody

In terms of gameplay and controls, the Vita version of this game handles like a dream; in fact, some gamers are reporting that they believe it might even be easier to manage on the Vita (although this is most likely pure opinion / speculation). One thing is for certain, it presents an excellent opportunity for Vita owners to exact their revenge upon the PS3 crowd (evil laughter).

The bottom line is that Street Fighter X Tekken is a great looking and playing title that will undoubtedly be a great addition to the libraries of Vita owners.  Whether or not you PS3 owners will gain any benefit from repurchasing this version is dependent on how much you enjoy fighting games and how mobile you usually are in general.   SFXT is slated to hit the store shelves in October 19th of this year (2012) for Europe, October 23rd for North America, and October 25th in Japan.

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