Street Fighter X Tekken: Xbox 360 almost had Master Chief

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You have to feel for Xbox 360 owners with regard to some of the recent fighting game releases. After missing out on an exclusive character for Mortal Kombat while PS3 users received Kratos, we can tell you that Capcom are also shunning Microsoft’s console after confirming that the PS3 will only be receiving exclusive characters for the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken game.

But like Mortal Kombat, that doesn’t mean to say that it wasn’t in the minds of developers Capcom. We can tell you that Capcom had been planning to give Xbox 360 users some exclusive characters for Street Fighter X Tekken as well, since PS3 owners will be getting Toro, Kuro and Cole aside from the growing list of characters already confirmed for the game.

Yoshinori Ono has revealed that he was in discussions with Microsoft as to who to put in the game as exclusive characters. Possible names appearing in the game include Marcus Fenix from Gears of War and even Master Chief himself from the Halo series. Unfortunately, something didn’t fit and due to ‘difficulty’ it never happened.

Although it would have been great to see such heroes in a crossover fighting game, some hardcore Street Fighter fans may have questioned the decision anyway since both characters come from completely different background. Having said that, the same can be said for Cole from inFAMOUS who is a surprise addition to the Street Fighter and Tekken universe as well.

According to further comments from Ono though, it looks like the Xbox 360 will not be getting any exclusive characters at all now as he said that ‘it’s just too bad, basically’. What are your thoughts on this? Are you a bit disappointed that we won’t be seeing the likes of Marcus Fenix and Master Chief in the game, or is the idea of both characters appearing in the game borderline ridiculous? Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden would have been a great fit though, but we guess that gamers can just play Dead or Alive if they want to see him in a fighting game.

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  • Joshuachaney62

    The Xbox 360 has to get their exclusive characters on Street Fighter x Tekken. People will buy the PS3 version instead of the Xbox 360 version.. I have no clue why Microsoft wouldn’t allow Capcom to use characters like Master Chief and Marcus Fenix. They are good characters when they come into a fighting game.

  • Joshuachaney62

    The Xbox 360 has to get their exclusive characters on Street Fighter x Tekken. People will buy the PS3 version instead of the Xbox 360 version.. I have no clue why Microsoft wouldn’t allow Capcom to use characters like Master Chief and Marcus Fenix. They are good characters when they come into a fighting game.

  • http://profiles.google.com/consiliumetanimus Tom Sawyer

    Sadly this latest iteration of the SF series is just not peaking my interest.
    Tekken was always a very stiff fighter, with akward controls…at least
    in comparison to Street fighter, which is essentially the industry
    standard. Tekken is a great series in its own right however, but the
    last game (Tekken 6) was pretty weak, and I personally still have MvsC3
    and Super Street Fighter to deal with. As far as exclusive characters,
    dont really care. I have both major systems, but dont play fighting
    games on the ps3 as the little controller makes my rather large hands
    cramp up after a bit. I like the my big, heavy, honking xbox controller
    for fighting games. In short, I just have too many fighting games already! Dont
    they realize the market is pretty saturated at the moment with these
    games? Soul Caliber is on the way too. Jeez! Maybe the
    publishers/developers should just all get together, create ONE massive
    fighting game, and just keep updating it! I’d buy that…

    • concrete_body

      Tekken, stiff? Wow. None of Namco fighters are stiff. More fluid than any street fighter or MK. And the controls are more complex, not awkward.

  • Thomas Robinson

    In All Fairness, I think having Guest Stars on SFxT is a bad idea, because it kills the point of it being just about your favourite Street Fighter guys fighting your favourite Tekken Guys. The majority of Fighting Game Fans have wanted to see a crossover between these two for years, and I think adding guys like Cole from inFamous and them other PS Exclusives kind of ruins the concept of the game. I’m a 360 user and I’m glad Marcus and Master Chief never made the cut, because for a fighting game like this, it just doesn’t work. Besides, people shouldn’t buy games for their exclusive guest characters anyway. I’m buying the game when its released, because I want to see dream matches like Ryu vs Jin, and M. Bison vs Heihachi, not for some guy that makes a pointless guest appearance for the Playstation.

  • DarylEndicott

    All I have to say is 5 words:

    Mortal Kombat Vs. Street Fighter…

    I’d love to rip the spine out of Ryu and Ken. Better yet plant a grenade in Bison and wait for it to explode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=685706128 Paul Rooney

    why not just get namco characters in the xbox version like soul calibur?