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Street Fighter X Tekken: Xbox 360 almost had Master Chief

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Paul Rooney

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

DarylEndicott
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.

Thomas Robinson
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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Joshuachaney62
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
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.

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