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Street Fighter x Tekken: Pac-Man and Mega Man (sort of) join Sony-exclusive cast

Capcom's announced four new characters for Street Fighter x Tekken that will be available exclusively for PS3 and PlayStation Vita players. The game's standard-issue cast will be joined by InFamous' Cole, Japanese Sony mascots Kuro and Toro, a mobile suit-piloting Pac-Man, and a problematic Mega-Man. That's right, the star of the Internet's best-worst game-box is back, and now a court order decrees that no SFxT battles can be held within 100 yards of any schools or youth centers. Because the old-school Mega-Man looks a lot like a child-molester, see!

Kuro and Toro, as you all surely know, have served as faces for the Sony brand in Japan since the late 90s, and will perform within the game as undersized mimics of Kazuya and Ryu respectively. Pac-Man you may recognize as videogaming's first big star... or perhaps as the figurehead of one of the titles most often blamed with the Videogame Crash of 1984. The paunchy, yellow-clad Mega-Man, obviously, needs no introduction – except to anyone young enough not to remember a time when box-artists really just didn't give a damn. Look forward to mastering the character (ironically, natch) when Street Fighter x Tekken launches in March.

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25 comments

  • CitizenWolfie - January 29, 2012 5:41 a.m.

    I've been moaning about Capcom's love of "Super/Ultimate" editions for ages now but with so many characters, I'm finding it hard to see how they could fit any more in. I might buy this on day one after all. I do think they might as well change the title to "Capcom x Namco x Sony" though. It stopped being SFxT when Cole and the Final Fight characters came into it, let alone Pac/Megaman.
  • WTeen8 - January 28, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    I'm ok with bad box megaman, in fact that's kinda funny, but what I don't get is.....why is Pac-Man in a freaking wooden robot?! Is that a reference to something? Or did they just make rap up so kid friendly ghost muncher doesn't punch people anymore? Also I don't own a PS3....dangit...
  • A_Winner_Is_You - January 28, 2012 3:19 p.m.

    It's a reference/homage/whatever to Mokujin, a character from the Tekken series.
  • WTeen8 - January 29, 2012 4:29 p.m.

    ah I see, thanks for the infobit.
  • pr0tostar - January 28, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    The MvC3 community must think this is a cruel joke lol.
  • Vordhosbn - January 28, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    I do want those exclusive chars, who wouldn't, but I'm not 100% sure it'll be enough for me to get it on PS3 rather than Xbox. I've had iterations of SF4 on both 360 and PS3, and the community on PS3 felt a lot worse, with MUCH more crying/raging/abuse after matches, at least on SS4. Still, Pac-Man and Megaman...tough choice.
  • nai1210 - January 28, 2012 3:02 a.m.

    I really don't like infamous so dissapointed to see him gettin thrown in there,at least he's not as out of place as darth vader was in soulcalibur though the other 3 look fantastic,unfortunatley i like to use an arcade stick for beat em up's and i don't have one for the ps3,look's like i'll be picking up the 360 version at least future dlc will be cheaper than buying another stick and i think i can live without cole and the cat's,do want mega man an pacman though
  • IceBlueKirby - January 28, 2012 12:34 a.m.

    I was gonna buy this for PS3 just for Cole, and now I have two more reasons. I can't believe bad-boxart Mega Man is in though...that's just ridiculous, but in a good way, of course.
  • Y2Ken - January 28, 2012 12:17 a.m.

    Haha, oh man that's so ridiculous. If the preferable controls for fighting games and other exclusives weren't enough to decide which platform I should buy this on (and they were, the controller did that alone), then this has definitely sealed the deal.
  • Stiltzkin - January 27, 2012 11:27 p.m.

    ...Pacujin?
  • sgloomy - January 27, 2012 7:03 p.m.

    they can add as many of these as they want as long as they get to all the main Street fighter and Tekken characters and so far it seems like they are doing a great job. I do understand how some xbox owners might be ticked off a little cuz pac-man and mid-life crisis mega-man are not sony characters. I personally have a PS3 but i guarantee these are gonna just be gimmick characters for the most part, still, doesn't mean everyone shouldn't get them. they'll probably do them as DLC eventually
  • birdro - January 27, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    Blehhh. I love both of these, but I have no idea why sony's getting showered so much with these exclusives. Cole and the cats was great, didn't bug me Xbox had no matching exclusives but MegaMan and Pac-Man got no reason to be exclusive. Did Capcom cut a deal with Sony making this or something cause it's making me sad and confused.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - January 27, 2012 8:19 p.m.

    Microsoft paid Acti to get CoD map packs before Sony. It's like that, but in reverse. MS will probably get Mega Man and Pac Man eventually. Cole and the cats... I doubt it.
  • Asmodean - January 27, 2012 5:11 p.m.

    Wow, he really packed on the pounds since mega man 1
  • 8bitBaby - January 27, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    that is so weird and out of control. XD
  • shawksta - January 27, 2012 4:43 p.m.

    The fanboys will rage without realizing how F*cking awesome this is! FOREVER BAD BOX ART MEGAMAN, WHO GOT FAT!
  • MonocledYaoGuai - January 27, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    Man, I love that box art Mega Man so much. The tears only make me like him more. Also, Pac-Man looks pretty cool as well.
  • BladedFalcon - January 27, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    This, is without a doubt the biggest act of trolling ever done by any gaming company officially... And you know what? I fucking love it! Yes, it's a joke, and a clear "FUCK YOU" to all those raging megafans that have been whining constantly. But I can't help to find it hilarious, and actually? he doesn't appear to be a incompetent fighter. And hey, if anything else, it will be hilarious to read all the predictably stupid and angry complaints from the fandumb XD
  • Cyberninja - January 27, 2012 4:30 p.m.

    your right all the megaman fans will says its bretts fault
  • Rockman - January 27, 2012 5:06 p.m.

    I'm a pretty hardcore Megaman fan, and I personally think this is hilarious and will be purchasing this for the PS3 specifically because the bad box-art Megaman is in it. That said, it's still not cool to jump on fans who were rightly disappointed with the cancellations of games starring their favorite character. Haven't you ever been disappointed when something you were looking forward to was yanked out of your hands?

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