Where fighting games are concerned, Capcom has earned itself quite a reputation -- and not just for the quality of its work. The developer Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter 4 is notorious for releasing near endless iterations of its games (say hello to Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4, and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition) along with tons of over-priced DLC.
Capcom's next big fighter is Street Fighter X Tekken, due March 6th. Fans have already begun nervously clutching their pocketbooks in anticipation of what is all but sure to be a mountain of pricey DLC developed for the game. If a rumored list of the game's initial downloadable content turns out to be legit, they have every reason to do so.
It's not as if Street Fighter X Tekken is hurting for combatants. Everyone from fat, American NES box-art Mega Man to inFamous's Cole McGrath has already been confirmed for the game, with plenty of characters yet to be announced. Still, if the voluminous quantity of DLC released for both versions of Marvel vs Capcom 3 has proven anything, it's that if Capcom offers it, fans will buy it.
So, feast your eyes on -- or recoil in horror from -- what purports to be a list of the initial batch of DLC planned for Street Fighter X Tekken.
- Boost Gem Pack 1 — $2.99Includes 9 new gems to equip to your characters.
- Boost Gem Pack 2 — $2.99Includes 9 new gems to equip to your characters.
- Color Edit Pack 1 — FREEIncludes 4 new colors to use in the Color Edit mode.
- Costume Swap S Pack — $9.99Includes a new costume for each of the Street Fighter characters, based on a Tekken character.
- Costume Swap T Pack — $9.99Includes a new costume for each of the Tekken characters, based on a Street Fighter character.
- Costume Swap X Pack — $15.99A combination of the S Pack and T Pack — Includes new costumes for each character, based on characters from the opposite series.
- New Challengers Pack — $7.99Adds 4 new characters to the game: Cody, Guy, Christie and Leo.
- X Unlocker — $4.99Unlocks two secret characters, Akuma and Ogre, as well as all additional character colors and special modes without having to perform the in-game tasks to unlock them.
The grand total for all this extravagance? $34.95, if players take advantage of the "discount" offered by the Costume Swap X Pack. Tack on another four bucks, otherwise. Again, this is described as the initial DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken -- eventually, there will be more.
While the list certainly comes across as plausible, it needs to be clearly stated that Capcom has made no official announcements, leaving this firmly in the realm of "rumor and speculation." For now.
Ranters, what do you think about the list of Street Fighter X Tekken DLC? Legitimate, or phoney? Are you looking forward to the game?
Street Fighter X Tekken releases March 6, 2012, for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
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