After the initial Street Fighter X Tekken DLC character ‘scandal’ emerged two weeks ago, Capcom has now announced the price in which console players will have to pay in order to get the 12 extra fighters that were already on disc.
As expected, you’re not going to like it. We were secretly hoping that Capcom may come to their senses and tell everyone that the content would be a free download to make up for the fact that the content is still locked on the disc no matter how you look at it, but sadly this will not be the case.
Capcom has announced that the price of the characters will be $20 on the PlayStation Store or 1600 Microsoft Points for those of you who unfortunately have the Xbox 360 version. We say unfortunately as it has also been revealed post-release that the Xbox 360 copy won’t allow for local online co-op, contrary to the manual stating otherwise and perhaps worse yet – this feature working fine on PS3.
Just to refresh your memory, the 12 characters in question are Jack, Lei, Lars, Christie, Alisa and Bryan from the Tekken side and Blanka, Dudley, Cody, Guy, Elena and Sakura from the Street Fighter side. These 12 characters were originally announced as a PS Vita exclusive, and will come at no extra charge when the game releases later this year.
Capcom community manager Brett Elston has said in a statement via Eurogamer that the price ‘Won’t break the bank’, but we have a feeling that most of you are still not going to be satisfied with the end result. Some gamers are taking it worse than others, as we’ve seen plenty of instances of these new characters already in action, in ranked matches due to hacked copies on the Xbox 360 version.
Further kick in the teeth: At just under $2 a character though – do you see this as a fair outcome, or should Capcom be making this completely free? It’s not exactly ideal that legit console players on Xbox 360 are having to deal with seeing the new characters online in matches, characters which they’ll have to pay for in several months time.
Have you seen the 12 characters online in Xbox 360 ranked matches already?