Ever since the PS Vita was officially unveiled and detailed at this past E3, many gamers, and developers, have begun considering all the ways in which gamers can seamlessly blend gaming-on-the-go with the home console experience. One genre that lends itself perfectly to this type of “dual gaming” is the fighting game.
At last week’s EVO 2011, Street Fighter X Tekken Producer Yoshinori Oni talked a little bit about the PS Vita, how the team at Capcom plans to use the tech of the device, and the inclusion of inFAMOUS 2’s Cole on the roster.
Though Oni was willing to confirm that Capcom is taking a good long look at the PS Vita, exploring everything from it’s gyroscope to touch capabilities, he didn’t point out any specific applications that Street Fighter X Tekken players might see. He did, however, say that the team is working to integrate a seamless transition between the PS3 version and the Vita version in order to keep that play experience going without serious interruption.
It’s a concept that gamers expect many, if not all, of the multi-platform (Vita and PS3) titles to use, but the sooner developers like Capcom adopt this feature, the sooner it becomes part of the norm.
In regards to Cole McGrath’s inclusion in Street Fighter X Tekken, Oni reveals that it was a perfect conflagration of events that led to the super-charged hero making it onto the roster. At the time of development, Capcom was looking to get one of Sony’s iconic characters into their game, and Sucker Punch, the developer behind inFAMOUS was looking to put Cole in a Street Fighter title.
Capcom thought that Cole’s skill set lent itself well to the fighting game genre, and thus was born another bridging of two properties that no one thought they would see together. Not as unexpected as Freddy Krueger in Mortal Kombat, but still not the first tie-in that comes to mind.
Street Fighter X Tekken is still a ways from releasing, so gamers can expect more details in regards to the game’s Vita support and perhaps more additions to the roster. For now, though, this is shaping up to be a mighty exciting fighting game mash-up.
How would you like to see Street Fighter X Tekken use the feature set of the PlayStation Vita? Are there any other non-Tekken or Street Fighter characters you would like to see added to the roster?
Street Fighter X Tekken is slated for a March 2012 release on PS3, Xbox 360, and PS Vita.
Source: PlayStation Blog