Street Fighter X Tekken: 8 minutes of pure gameplay prove this is NOT just another Street Fighter IV

As Brett said in his recent hands-on preview, Street Fighter X Tekken is far from the simple 'SFIV with expanded roster' cash-in you might expect it to be. While it's superficially very Street Fighter IV, in terms of the actual fighting it's a whole new game, blending SF's projectiles and cross-ups with Tekken's juggle game and a brand new two-button launcher system.

That 'X' in the title makes sense for multiple reasons. It's Street Fighter crossed with Tekken. It's Street Fighter multiplied by Tekken. But don't take our word for it. If you want a really strong impression of how this new game works, have a look at this new video that's just appeared. After 8 minutes of solid, uninterrupted fighting, you'll know exactly what we're talking about and exactly what we're so excited about. 

What do you reckon though, based on the current evidence? Best of both worlds, or Jack of all trades?


April 14th, 2011




  • grayguwapo - April 15, 2011 3:01 a.m.

    I wanna see how Tekken X Street Fighter will look like... since this is SF X T it's obvious why it looks so SF... So let's see how SF characters will look like in the Tekken world... gotta see that!
  • Robusken - April 15, 2011 2:51 a.m.

    They really should have thought about changing the font on some of that text. It looks waaay too much like SSFIV. Other then that its pretty hard to tell unless you actually get your hands on it yourself and get a feel of the game.
  • bobbybroccoli - April 14, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    I love how Guile says Sonic boom in this.
  • P0LARCLAW - April 14, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    I think I'm going to get tekken vs street fighter. I much prefer namco-style fighters.
  • KdotLo - April 14, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    If anyone wants a real in-depth write up on how the game plays, check out this article: And yes, you can charge special moves. The part that made me sad though was no more mashing kick for Chun-li's legs. Now a yoga flame motion!
  • EvilChicken - April 14, 2011 6:22 p.m.

    Also, anyone else think there are breakable stages because if you noticed the dinosaur one took place on top of some building, then the next screen it was taking place in the same area on the ground, could this mean breakable stages?????? It would fit Tekken
  • EvilChicken - April 14, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    Anyone else see the Haduken was charging for Ryu
  • OhUltra - April 14, 2011 5:59 p.m.

    I wish this video had someone who could actually fucking use Bob. Otherwise I'm pretty excited.
  • Japanaman - April 14, 2011 4:51 p.m.

    Hey! You got Street Fighter in my Tekken! You got Tekken in my Street Fighter!
  • HumorTumor - April 14, 2011 4:13 p.m.

    It seems like a more reigned in MvC3, which I kind of like. Seems a bit quicker than SF4, and without the ultra meter it means playing smart will be much more important, as you can't rely on a powerful attack to level the field when your ass gets kicked.
  • therawski - April 14, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    I like the Jurassic Park style dinosaurs, especially the part where the guy and the car in the background get picked up an thrown in the air... pause... then land and the guy gets up and is perfectly fine.
  • Charlie_Fubar - April 14, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    the name makes perfect sense. Street Fighter 4 with tekken characters and half the roster.
  • Fuzunga - April 14, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    Is it just me, or does it seem impossible to win with the Tekken guys?
  • Darkhawk - April 14, 2011 3:38 p.m.

    Amazing!! It looks exactly like Street Fighter IV. What a difference!
  • samkovacs - April 14, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    I am looking forward to this very much. :D
  • Ilyere - April 14, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    Very interesting... Although I must admit, I don't particularly like the graphics used in Street Fighter. That being said, the cinematic trailer was really beautiful. Where's my Tekken x Street Fighter news though??
  • megaklok - April 14, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    I'm glad that that will do a version more towards Tekken because while I'm watching this video I do not like Street Fighter and taking Tekken characters and making them Street Fighters suck.
  • AdonisX82 - April 14, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    I've always been a fan of guile, but he sounds like an absolute knob when he says sonic boom in this hahaha i don't know, i THink MvsC2 has tainted me. all these games seem so slow now. the idea intrigued me at first, but now that i see it in action...
  • LordsOfTechno - April 14, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    Street Fighter IV's gameplay with Tekken Tag Tournament's health bar conditions/rules? Awesome! :D Although I really need to know if Jun Kazama is going to be in the game. Just imagine her fighting along side or against Chun-li, how great would that be?
  • gdubbs359 - April 14, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    Looks more like SF, with small Tekken additions added(like juggling off a wall). Just seems at this stage any skilled SF player with Ken/Ryu can lay waste the tekken side, move wise.

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