Street Fighter X Tekken: 4 new characters, Poison debate continues

By Posted 22 Jul 2011, 07:48

During Comic-con yesterday we have had 4 new characters added to the Street Fighter X Tekken roster, but it seems as though just one is grabbing the headlines. It does not take a genius to work out whom that character is, as a debate about her has been ongoing for some time now. Enter Poison from Final Fight, you know that dominatrix where gamers have been confused as to his/her gender.

Before we enter that debate the other three characters are as follows: Dhalsim, Steve Fox and Yoshimitsu. Adding these to the roster will be met with mixed reactions, but we are only interested in the one new character. So what is the deal with her, well Capcom has decided to step in and tell us exactly how we should refer to the character as – although we should have a little fun before we tell you?

Some fans have been having an ongoing discussion on Kotaku, with most mistaking Poison for a hermaphrodite and not transvestite, but that term also seems wrong. Some of the comments have even been talking about what genetalia the character has, something that we will not go into detail on. If you do want to know about that, then we suggest you visit the source link above.

However, Capcom has now announced what he/she is, well they have done this twice now, so seems like that are contradicting themselves a little. In the US, Poison will be known as a post-op transsexual, however the Japanese will know her as a transsexual. This just shows how different cultures look at people in different ways.

It is because of this confusion that some fans of the upcoming game think that Poison should be classed as a Newtype, which would make things a little easier and could avoid us being confused. You might wonder why there needs to be this clarification, well it seems that some people will feel funny hitting a women. Seems like people have a hard time telling the difference between a game and real life here.

You will also see below that we have embedded a cinematic trailer of Street Fighter X Tekken from Comic-con. You will see some big fighters in this one, such as Hugo, King and Marduk. You will also be happy to know that Poison is in action in the video as well – so you can see what all the fuss is about. There was also other new character reveals yesterday for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, which was met with mixed reactions.