Remember the infamous on-disc DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken that was locked away by Capcom? Well, the developer has now put an early release date on the extra characters despite the fact that they were due for release on PS Vita first.
It looks like all of the hacking that has gone on and then the locked characters turning up on Xbox Live has prompted Capcom to finally release the extra 12 characters officially. To refresh your minds, the fighters that were included on disc, but locked away so that Capcom could charge for it at a later date include Guy, Cody, Sakura, Blanka, Dudley, Elena, Bryan Fury, Jack, Alisa, Lars, Lei and Christie.
The PS Vita version of the game is due out later this year and will include all of these characters for free. Capcom originally planned to release them on console after the Vita release, but they’ve now decided to unleash the 12 characters on July 31st for both Xbox 360 and PS3.
As previously announced, the price for these on-disc characters will be $20 or 1600 Microsoft Points – coincidentally the same price as Bethesda’s Dawnguard expansion for Skyrim. Fans had hoped that a discount would be introduced to make up for the on-disc controversy, but it looks like that is not happening now.
Alternatively, you may opt to wait until September for the release of the 25th Anniversary Street Fighter Collection. This includes a nice selection of older games, but crucially it includes Street Fighter X Tekken on console with all of the on-disc DLC as well. However, the collection costs $150, so you’ll have to make the decision on whether you want to part with this handsome sum of money, especially when Capcom are the recipients.
Considering how good the Vita version is looking at the moment, we’d say it is a good move to just pick up the portable version providing you have a Vita. Those extra 12 characters for free are certainly a nice incentive and we’re hearing the Vita version will also include alternate costumes for 38 characters.
If you currently have the console version, give us your thoughts on this. Is $20 simply too much to pay for on-disc DLC? Did you expect Capcom to at least offer a discount for the characters that should have been included from day one?