Street Fighter X Tekken is a game about impossibly muscular roving brawlers using magic spells on debatably female gang enforcers, a premise so sound it's difficult to imagine the title inspiring any sort of oddity. However, Comic-Con in the middle of a heatwave will bring out the contrived craziness in everyone, even game producers. So when Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada presented Capcom's Yoshinori Ono with the very reasonable request that Harada should appear within the upcoming title, Ono's response was obvious: they should fight for it. On video.
You're spared the spectacle of two eminently well-fed game designers slapping each other into submission, which may be a good or bad thing. Instead, the two used their disagreement as a justification to show everyone their game's already far enough along that it can be used to settle settling serious disputes such as this. A brief intermission for fat-suited fans to run about in the blazing sun until the average weight of Comic-Con attendees had dropped by ten pounds, and then it was straight to the festivities' logical conclusion: Katsuhiro Harada hitting Yoshinori Ono in the face with a cream pie. And that is how videogames are made.
Street Fighter X Tekken releases in March of next year, and if all of this doesn't make you develop a soft spot for the title, honestly – what does Capcom need to do for you?
Jul 26, 2011