bill-swift - July 10, 2012
The infamous 'on-disk' DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken is coming sooner than previously thought.
The crossover fighting game's DLC was originally planned for release sometime after the PS Vita version came out but it appears as though they've decided to scratch that whole idea.
The DLC, which features 12 new playable characters, will now be released July 31 for Xbox 360 and PS3. The characters who will be introduced to the current roster of 38 fighters includes:
Now, while that's a pretty impressive group of fighters, a lot of members of the gaming community are having issues accepting the content for the 'low price' (strong emphasis on the quotations) of $19.99 or 1600 MSP.
Check out Capcom's press release, where they try to sugar coat it:
12 NEW STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR CONSOLE PLAYERS THIS MONTH!
Capcom today confirmed the advanced release of 12 new playable characters for Street Fighter X Tekken on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Originally scheduled to be available after the PS Vita version launches this fall, these 12 new characters will now be added to the all-star roster on July 31, 2012 as DLC for the low price of €19.99/£15.99 (1600 Microsoft Points).
Bringing the robust Street Fighter X Tekken character line-up to an impressive 50, the newly-added playable characters are…
From the Street Fighter side: Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy, Sakura.
And from Tekken: Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack-X, Lars Alexandersson, Lei Wulong.
For those who purchase the PS Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken this fall, the first run of all retail copies will come with two free download codes that allow owners to transfer DLC content to their PS3. One code will be for the additional 12 characters and the second will give Vita players free alternate costumes for the core roster of 38 characters. Additionally, anyone who pre-orders the upcoming PS Vita version at select retailers will receive alternate costumes for the 12 new characters. All DLC can be shared between PS3 and PS Vita.