|Street Fighter x Tekken "truly challenging", have "mutual respect"|
|Posted: 05.09.2011 12:05 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
Street Fighter's Yoshinori Ono of Capcom has discussed a little about their upcoming Street Fighter x Tekken project, calling it a "truly challenging task".
However Tekken was "influenced by SFII" when it began so it can "translate well" to Street Fighter. They have a rule set that will "make sense to fans of both".
How does Capcom merge two different fighting brawler styles together in near-perfect harmony? Thankfully Tekken was inspired by Street Fighter when it was created.
"This is a truly challenging task, to be sure. But it is said that the original Tekken team was influenced by SFII when they made Tekken, so there are many aspects of Tekken that do translate well to Street Fighter," said Yoshinori Ono.
"The Street Fighter team was able to use these translatable aspects as a way to connect the two series and come up with a rule set that would make sense to fans of both series. The team is currently hard at work perfecting these rules as we speak."
Another issue to overcome is the visual styles being so different where Tekken favours a far more realistic and shinier approach than Street Fighter's more bulky, cartoon look.
"Tekken really excels in its serious imagery. Street Fighter, meanwhile, is a series that uses more illustrative or cartoony imagery," continued Ono-san.
"For Street Fighter x Tekken, we’ve used Street Fighter’s cartoony style as a foundation, and then asked ourselves how we can make that style look cooler, more sophisticated."
"We feel that this thought process has resulted in a visual style that allows Tekken to enter the world of Street Fighter without coming off as unnatural, and this is the key point we kept in mind when proceeding with the creation of our graphics."
Capcom and Namco's teams are working together and there hasn't been any trouble or creative restrictions yet. They regularly send off iterations to be looked over.
"I am extremely grateful for the fact that the Street Fighter team and Tekken team have great respect for one another."
"We have mutual respect for each others' prior works, methods, and accomplishments, not just from a visual standpoint, but also in terms of their foundational elements. As a result, there has been no censorship or restrictive input on Namco’s part."
"We do periodically send the latest ROMs off to Namco’s R&D staff, but merely ask that they provide whatever constructive opinions they might have. There hasn’t been any 'butting of horns'." Yoshinori Ono's dream project is 'Marvel vs. D.C.' - what say you?
Street Fighter x Tekken releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 March 2, 2012.