Here’s some good news at last to bring you regarding Street Fighter X Tekken. After the now-infamous shenanigans involving on-disc DLC, Capcom has announced that the PS Vita version of the game will feature cross-platform multiplayer with the PS3 version.
So far Capcom has only announced exclusive Vita only characters to the portable version of the game, but we’re glad to see that they have now confirmed the one big feature that was high on the request list for a lot of you.
It now means that when the game releases this Fall on the PS Vita, you’ll be able to do battle online over WiFi with your PS3 friends, but that’s not all. Capcom has also mentioned that battles will be possible over 3G as well, which is a surprise to us since it is a general presumption at the moment that the Vita can only handle true online play over WiFi.
Their press release states otherwise though, and it’s great news to think that you’ll be able to take on a PS3 player at home using an arcade stick, while you’re on the bus with your Vita over 3G. Don’t forget that the Vita version will also feature Near functionality as well, giving you the option of searching for nearby fighters in your vicinity.
Along with the announcement, Capcom also unveiled a new batch of screenshots as well as an excellent seven minute story trailer. You can check out the images over at Joystiq, but we’ve included the video for you below. Let’s hope that other developers follow Capcom’s lead and bring more PS3 / Vita cross platform over 3G games to the system soon. All owners will agree right now that the Vita is in serious need of some fresh titles.
It also poses a question about the upcoming Call of Duty game as well. Will it feature cross-platform multiplayer with Black Ops 2 as well? What a mouth-watering prospect that is.