Tekken is heavier than Street Fighter

Tekken X Street Fighter: Increasingly "Harder to Justify", According to Katsuhiro Harada

At San Diego Comic Con 2010, Capcom and Bandai Namco announced the crossover floggers "Street Fighter X Tekken" and "Tekken X Street Fighter". While Capcom's “Street Fighter X Tekken” was released in 2012, the counterpart “Tekken X Street Fighter” by Bandai Namco is still a long time coming.

In the meantime, the "Tekken" boss Katsuhiro Harada repeatedly emphasized that the title should still be implemented, but in 2016 Bandai Namco finally put the project on hold for the time being to wait for the appropriate release window. This year the console version of "Tekken 7" was prepared, which is still very popular with fans.

More and more difficult to justify

As Harada confirmed in a recent interview, the development is now “more difficult to justify”. Basically, the "Tekken" maker is still convinced of the idea of ​​the crossover game, but would first have to obtain approvals again. Whether Capcom would approve the project again is questionable. He said:

“Yes, I am emotionally ready for it. I still want to release the game. As much as I want to continue with the project, things have changed a lot since 2012. So I have to get approval and I have to speak to Capcom again - you could say 'no' now. "

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The development of "Tekken X Street Fighter" was not very far advanced anyway. As Harada made clear in the interview, the project was only about 30 percent complete. What Harada finds particularly interesting about the project is the fact that the 2D characters from “Street Fighter” have to be converted into 3D models.

Ultimately, however, he wonders whether it makes sense from a business perspective to still implement the crossover project. The project may be revisited when the life of Tekken 7 draws to a close.

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