Street Fighter X Tekken Could Have Had Master Chief and Marcus Fenix as Xbox-Exclusive Fighters
Written Monday, January 23, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Bah! Isn't it annoying when one platform gets all of the nice little exclusive bonuses and the other one gets a whole lot of nothing? Street Fighter X Tekken already has a massively robust and exciting roster as it is, but the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions will also be getting Cole McGrath from inFamous and Sony cat mascots, Toro and Kuro, while the Xbox 360 will be getting no bonus guest characters.
But it turns out that this might not have been the case had Capcom been able to successfully negotiate exclusive characters with Microsoft. Speaking to Producer Yoshinori Ono at Capcom's UK HQ earlier today, we asked whether there had been plans for Xbox 360 exclusive fighters.
"We do have the exclusive characters for the Sony platform. We have Cole, the two Sony cats, Kuro and Toro. But basically for the Xbox 360, we were in discussions with them (Microsoft) for which character to put in as an exclusive, but we weren't able to decide on a character because of differences in timing and things like that," Ono told X360A. "So unfortunately for Street Fighter X Tekken, only the PlayStation family will be getting the exclusive characters, but it's something we wish could have happened. It's just too bad, basically."
Which characters would have Ono liked to have inducted into the Street Fighter X Tekken stable then?
"In terms of characters we wish we could have put in the game, Master Chief or Marcus Fenix from Gears of War would have been really cool, but it was just really difficult," Ono added. "We have Cole from inFamous on PS3, which is really cool, but that's just the way it turned out."
Halo's Spartans are no stranger to fighting games as Spartan-458 (AKA Nicole) was in Dead or Alive 4 as a hidden character and Marcus Fenix was an extra character in Capcom's Lost Planet 2. This time however, they'll be staying put in Halo and Gears of War respectively.
Street Fighter X Tekken is out in early March.