Friday, July 20, 2012

Street Fighter x Tekken hits Europe on 19 October

Street Fighter X Tekken has a launch date for European Vita owners. The game will deliver all the content from the home console version plus new features when it launches on October 19, 2012.

These PS Vita exclusive features include:
  • Augmented Reality: Pose and take pictures of your favourite characters, and then place them in real life photos.
  • Front and Rear Touch Panels: Create the size and positioning of extra buttons on the front and rear touch panels, and customise these with different moves. Also, menus now work with the touch screen.
  • Near: Customise the costumes of your characters, and share them with other Vita owners that pass by. Collect other players’ custom costumes.
  • KO Monument: Collect trophies from the players you beat and build the ultimate KO monument.

Street Fighter x Tekken Vita will deliver a total of 55 playable characters. In addition to the core roster of 38 characters from the console version and the five exclusive characters from the PS3 version, the PS Vita version will arrive with a free download code for the 12 new playable characters: Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy and Sakura from the Street Fighter side, and Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack-X, Lars Alexandersson and Lei Wulong from the Tekken side.

The game will also offer Cross-Platform Play with PS Vita players being able to compete against PS3 players as well as the ability to challenge other owners wherever they are in the world either locally via Ad-Hoc or online via Wi-Fi or through the PS Vita’s 3G connection (really, a fighting game over 3G? That'll be interesting, unless by challenge they just mean send them a message?).

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