Capcom's released details of its plans for Street Fighter x Tekken's DLC schedule. The company's promising to drip-feed free and paid content throughout the year to keep players keen. Things kick off on April 3, when a range of swap costumes – putting Street Fighters into Tekken gears and vice versa, as seen in the gallery above – will be available for $1/80 MSP each, or in two packs priced at $13/1040 MSP per pack. There'll also be free color packs and quick combos released on the same day.

Also releasing in April will be an update to add tournament play, speed up gem selection and improve the game's sound quality; check Capcom's Twitch TV channel on 4pm PST Monday for live coverage of this update. A few weeks after that update, Capcom's promising a sizeable chunk of free DLC to add over 60 new gems, added gem-save slots and a replay analyzer to get technical breakdowns of your battles.

The game's biggest update is arguably the one you most likely know already, even though it's also the furthest away: come the fall release of SFxT on Vita, the game's remaining 12 fighters (Blanka, Sakura, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Alisa, Bryan, Christie, Jack, Lars and Lei) will be available for unlocking in exchange for $20/1600 MSP. The company says it'll also have a fix incoming for the infinite-combo bugs some players have experienced; but being as combos are just a bug anyway, we like to hope that's code for "bringing in some of those other fighters you guys were bugging us about." (It's not.)

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  • Y2Ken - March 19, 2012 9:13 a.m.

    Despite all the negativity in these comments, I'm quite looking forward to all this content rollout. Some more free gems and colours are welcome, and the tournament patch will hopefully improve the interface (yes perhaps that should have been better from the off but at least they are doing something about it). As for the paid content, I have no problem with it other than I feel there ought to be a way to purchase the new fighters individually - I want all of them but I get that most people may only want one or two, and asking for that much just for the ones they want is silly. That said I don't think that the character bundle is overpriced - there's certainly not a shortage of characters in the game (with the new 12 it will be one short of the largest fighting game roster I believe), although the fact you have to wait so long for them is a little ridiculous. And complaining about the price of skins is ridiculous - they're a vanity option which changes nothing about your character, just look at League of Legends where you can pay way more for skins (yes it's a free-to-play but the point stands, cosmetic stuff is supposed to be expensive because it's for people to show off their "commitment" to a character; whether that's a good thing or not is for another debate). As to them being on the disc, I'm far happier with that than what happened with Mortal Kombat. There were so many online issues resulting from the downloadable characters and skins not being on disc, and you can't rely on people downloading "compatibility packs" because a lot of them just won't realise that option is there unless you force it upon them.
  • Cyberninja - March 18, 2012 8:44 p.m.

    honestly i will be buy this game for vita used in about a year until then, I have Skullgirls and DoA5 to look forward to and Blazblue to play now.
  • Japanaman - March 17, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    This is gettting rediculous. Especially with Super Street Fighter IV. They charged $40 for the game after charging $60 for the original unlike Sega who charged just $20 for Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution. Then, they charge $40 for the Arcade Edition. Sure, that's a bargain if you didn't own SSFIV, but $5 than purchasing the DLC. Then, GameStop drops it to $20 while Disc Replay sells used copies for $15. Yet they both sell used copies of SSFIV for $20. Except Sam's Club which charges $15 for SSIV, but why is SSFIV more money the Arcade Edition which is two games in one?
  • angelusdlion - March 17, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    And this is why I'm pointing and laughing at the people who bought a capcom fighting game the day it was released. You all have no right to complain, you knew it was going to happen.
  • FOZ - March 17, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    Only $80 for the real game, what a bargain!
  • gazzc - March 17, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    I am fine paying extra for dlc even if it is not actually dlc but simply unlocking features already in the game but NOT if the actual base game sells for full retail price. In fact considering how much of the game seems to be locked away only to be accessed after paying money, the game should really be free to play.
  • CitizenWolfie - March 17, 2012 4:03 a.m.

    OK, so in the build up to SFxT (and any Capcom-related article for that matter) I've had a joke about Capcom's stingy tactics in releasing new editions and locking disc content but now this is the final straw for me. They seem really determined to make me resent playing the games of theirs that I own. I'd be willing to pay the odd bit of cash for individual characters such as Jack, Bryan and Blanka but having to buy all of them for half the price that I bought the full game for is really taking the piss. Especially since the characters had already been developed prior to release. And then they've got the outright cheek to charge £10 (rough guess from the dollar) EACH for a set of skins? Fuck You Capcom. Bullshit enough that you charged so much for your SFIV attires. Maybe it's time for me to switch over to Blazblue or wait for Skull Girls. So I'm sorry Cashcom, but SFxT is the last game that I buy off you. You're liars, cheats, swindlers. You're the biggest trolls in the gaming industry. You make Activision and Bobby Kotick look like Robin fucking Hood. I don't care how awesome Resident Evil 6 is, you've squeezed your last penny out of me. Thanks for the memories.
  • CitizenWolfie - March 17, 2012 4:48 a.m.

    And another thing! How the Hell you going to give us a colour customisation mode and then only put black or white as options? I know the extra colours are coming via DLC but even by Capcom's dubious standards of late that seems particularly retarded.
  • Vordhosbn - March 17, 2012 2:32 a.m.

    Well I'd like to complain about the ridiculous price for Disc Locked Content, but it's pretty obvious that Capcom is not taking a blind bit of notice to any criticism aimed at them. As it stands, even though I really want 6 of the DLC characters, I'll be buying none of the DLC, it's just too much and by Autumn my interest in the game will have probably waned.
  • CitizenWolfie - March 17, 2012 4:14 a.m.

    Agree with you on both points. Especially about Capcom not taking any notice of criticism. I only want a few of the characters as well but I'm not willing to pay for ALL of them when it includes guff like Lars and Alisa. What annoys me the most is that despite being locked on the disc, there is clearly space for 12 more characters on the selection screen.
  • taokaka - March 16, 2012 7:46 p.m.

    $20 is tekken it too far, it'll probably end up costing Australians $25-30 which is half of what I paid for the game, I hate Crapcom.
  • Hobogonigal - March 17, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    Haha very punny mr. jokester!!! I wish my jokes were as punnalicious as that!
  • nai1210 - March 16, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    1600ms points,that's taking the piss i own the disc the 12 characters are on which i paid £40 pound for i ain't paying another £20 pound to unlock it's content and since hackers have found that pacman and mega man are on the 360 disc as well but don't appear on the list above i can only asume that will be an extra £10,seriously thinking about trading my copy in i like the game only about 40% of my online fights are smooth unlike sf4 which the online is very smooth 95% of the time.