New Street Fighter X Tekken DLC Characters Incoming
In response to the near-unanimous negative reaction to having to pay for on-disc DLC, Capcom has announced that the release date for the 12 additional characters in Street Fighter X Tekken has been bumped up from a Fall release to July 31. What new characters do you receive with this Xbox 360 and PS3 DLC (will this DLC come out for PC)? Well, unless you’ve been living under a rock, that info has leaked out months ago, although here is the scoop:
- Street Fighter side – Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy, Sakura
- Tekken side – Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack-X, Lars Alexandersson, Lei Wulong
For those who purchase the PS Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken this fall, the first run of all retail copies will come with two free download codes that allow owners to transfer DLC content to their PS3. One code will be for the additional 12 characters and the second will give Vita players free alternate costumes for the core roster of 38 characters. Additionally, anyone who pre-orders the upcoming PS Vita version at select retailers will receive alternate costumes for the 12 new characters. All DLC can be shared between PS3 and PS Vita.
While having the release of on-disc content come our earlier is fine and dandy, the kicker here is the price for unlocking those 12 characters: $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points). That is most certainly not a very value-minded price, and one has to question if it’s really worth that steep cost. Will you be scooping up the additional characters when they are released on July 31?