For me, SF4 got fighting games backward - combos are supposed to be easy and reversals are supposed to be hard.-Mike_Z
( •_•) IT'S NOT RAPE,
IT'S SURPRISE SEX! (⌐■_■)
"Orgasm is a simile for the emotional epiphany a woman has when the shame of penetration is eclipsed by the inherent virtue of servicing a man." ~ Kromo.
In the case of Street Fighter x Tekken, you’re taking two totally separate playing styles and trying to merge them. How do you make this make sense for the player, in terms of gameplay?
Ono: 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.
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 [laughs].
I think the gate of entry into a new game is particularly important. We’ve made this game so that Tekken players will be able to use a button input style that they’re used to. It’s our way of preventing people from stumbling their way through that gate of entry.
The visual styles of both games have traditionally been different as well. Can you talk about the thinking behind how to integrate them? Going for a slicker shinier look, et cetera.
Ono: Tekken really excels in its serious imagery. Street Fighter, meanwhile, is a series that uses more illustrative or cartoony imagery. 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.
What is the push and pull between the Capcom side and the Namco side, in terms of who controls which characters, how moves are balanced, and all that? I’m sure there are a lot of logistics there!
Ono: 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" [laugh].
Yoshinori Ono will debut a new system for Street Fighter X Tekken at this year's Tokyo Game Show, September 15 - 18, 2011, along with new characters as well. No word on if this system has anything to do with the image he posted the other day that shows two super bars in the game, but here's the quote from his Twitter account, regardless.
Relax, everything is going to be perfect TGS Can't wait ^_^ — Kid_Nova77
Ono: Thanks, but we'll be announce about new system in Tokyo Game Show... so busy...
Also, Ready-Up.net put up a short podcast interview with Yoshinori, where he mentions that the storylines between Namco and Capcom's versions of SFxT won't cross over and hints at mini games or some other kinds of extra modes like Tekken Ball could be added in, potentially as soon as TGS.
This isn't a long interview, and there's interesting stuff discussed, so it's worth hoping the link to hear Ono talk shop. You can skip straight to the Ono interview by jumping to the 01:09:00 mark of the podcast.
Vyomesh, post: 5851357 wrote:
Character bios from the site:
STREET FIGHTER SIDE
A wandering street fighter who trains rigorously in order to become a true martial artist. Studied the art of Ansatsuken from his master Gouken, but does not wield it to take lives. He wishes to test his mettle against fighters around the world in order to find an answer in the heart of battle. He searches for Pandora to see if there is a connection between it and the Satsui no Hado.
Trained with Ryu under the tutelage of Gouken, and has since become eternal rivals with his good friend. He is the heir to the Masters Corporation. He is by nature a cheerful and positive person in contrast to Ryu's stoicism, but he is also able to concentrate on the task at hand. Worried about the dangerous road his friend Ryu is taking, he joins him in his journey.
A military man who specializes in hand-to-hand combat. In the past, he had a countless number of encounters in the battlefield, and understands that war requires callousness. While he is not one to talk much, he has a strong sense of justice. Guile receives orders from his superiors to travel to Antarctica in order to secretly investigate a mysterious that box that landed there.
A young man that was created and destined to become a replacement body for M. Bison. He was discarded as a faulty product, but managed to survive. In order to find out the truth about his past, he pursues Shadaloo. After learning that Shadaloo is after a mysterious box that crash-landed into Antarctica, he partners with Guile to infiltrate the frozen continent.
An Interpol detective that continues to track Shadaloo in order to learn the truth about her father's whereabouts. She has closed many an investigation with her dangerous kicks. While she stands firm against the forces of evil, she is also a cheerful and stunningly attractive woman. She is currently investigating the movements of both Shadaloo and the Mishima Zaibatsu as they begin their search for Pandora.
A young woman who belongs to the Delta Red team in the Secret Intelligence Services' Special Forces Unit. She was formerly one of M. Bison's brainwashed soldiers, but has since reverted to her former self and now works closely with her comrades. She speaks with level-headed attitude, but due to her comrades she can come off as a tomboy at times. When Chun-Li requests her help, the two begin their investigation of both Shadaloo and the Mishima Zaibatsu
To prepare himself for his inevitable rematch against Ryu, the king of Muay Thai retreated to a secluded mountain village for training. His chest bares the scar left by Ryu's Shoryuken, and serves as a reminder to him of their fight. He cares not for victory or defeat; he merely wishes to clash against fighters of great strength. In order to locate a missing young girl, Sagat agrees to go with Dhalsim and heads to Antarctica.
An Indian priest who is a master of yoga. His ability to stretch both his arms and legs and to spew fire from his mouth are all a result of his miraculous yoga powers. Although he is hesitant to harm his opponents, he continues to fight for himself and his family. In order to investigate the whereabouts of the missing children, Dhalsim heads to Antarctica.
A former member of the Mad Gear crime syndicate. She is constantly at odds with her partner Hugo, although the two seem to get along just fine regardless. This finely curved woman doesn't always look this good. Poison heads for Antarctica to meet up with the media who have gathered there, in order to show off her assets.
Hugo was a member of the Mad Gear syndicate, but after its collapse, he turned towards the squared circle and used his massive size and power to become a pro wrestler. Since then he has used his unparalleled strength and wrestling techniques to annihilate a great number of opponents. Hugo is a freakishly strong character, but also has a tender side to him. He is also a little bit on the slow side. In order to capture the attention of the media gathered in the Antarctic, Hugo travels with Poison to the South Pole.
Trained from infancy to become a ninja. Although she carries out her duties, in reality she dreams of living a normal, high school girl life. She has a fascination with pop idols, but when she is tasked with a responsibility, she is always reliable. Ibuki is forced to accept Rolento's mission request by her village leaders, and the two of them head for the South Pole.
A former high-ranking officer in the Mad Gear gang, Rolento was an expert in hand-to-hand combat, explosives, small arms and of course, bojutsu. Now he focuses on creating an "ideal nation" where everyone is a soldier day in and out. After learning about a mysterious box from a subordinate, Rolento seeks to secure and destroy the box to show the world that his army is a force to be reckoned with.
A cold-blooded killer who has awakened the power of the devil. Supporting the G corporation from behind the scenes, he works in secret to reacquire the Mishima Zaibatsu. An arrogant and brutal man, he has fought countless times against his father, Heihachi, and his son, Jin. Kazuya seeks to use Pandora to strengthen the devil power within him so that he can wrestle control of the Mishima Zaibatsu away from Jin.
A professional assassin, who works without choosing her clientele. She is a cool-headed and callous individual who does not let anyone get in the way of her job. In the past, she failed to assassinate Kazuya Mishima. Rather, she suddenly appeared before Kazuya and began to work with him in order to secure the mysterious box.
A pro wrestler who wears a Jaguar mask to the ring. He swore revenge against Armor King's killer, Marduk, but eventually reconciled with his monstrous adversary. He is a silent and serious fighter. King obtains information that a man fitting the description of Armor King has boarded a ship bound for the Antarctic, so him and Marduk begin their trek despite some uncertainty.
An overwhelmingly powerful fighter that uses Vale Tudo. Despite being at odds with King over the death of Armor King, the two eventually found friendship in the midst of their conflict. After receiving information that an Armor King look-a-like has boarded a ship bound for the Antarctic, Marduk also begins his journey to the South Pole.
A man renowned as a bounty hunter who developed his body to immense proportions in order to fight larger opponents. While others vehemently disagree, Bob believes that he now has the "perfect body". He is extremely smug, and is stoic in the face of adversity. Julia, worried that the box may be used for evil purposes, hires Bob to travel with her to the South Pole
As a young child, Julia discovered the ruins of an ancient civilization. Now, this nature-loving woman fights for what she believes in with Chinese Kempo. A beautiful, intelligent woman, Julia always approaches every situation with careful judgment. To prevent Pandora's unknown power from falling into the wrong hands, Julia teams up with Bob and travels to the Antarctic.
A young man who usually fights with a cool composure, but in reality is a hot-blooded man looking for a good fight. In the past, he was prone to hustling people into street fights, but under the guidance of Baek, he is now fully devoted to his training. Hwoarang enters a mixed martial arts tournament as per Baek's request, but the tournament ground is reduced to rubble as a war erupts over Pandora. The fired-up Hwoarang forms a temporary alliance with Steve to exact revenge on their attackers.
A cool, handsome boxer who is currently the reigning middleweight champion of the world. He is a serious and strong-hearted character who hates when others meddle in his matches. His match against Hwoarang was stopped as the Mishima Zaibatsu and Shadaloo reduced the tournament grounds to a wasteland with their fighting. Steve decides to team up with Hwoarang to get revenge on both companies for interfering with their fight.
As the mysterious head of the Manji clan, Yoshimitsu steals from evil companies and spreads their wealth to the poor. Although he has a serious temperament, he also shows flashes of stupidity. Believing that his demonic sword is resonating with the large mass of fighters who are searching for Pandora in the Antarctic, Yoshimitsu travels with Raven in order to quell his sword's cries.
Dispatched by an unknown corporation, the agent known as Raven tracks his targets from the darkness and erases them. He uses a unknown derivation of classic ninjitsu. Regardless of his mission's difficulty, Raven can always be relied on to carry out his duty. He does not recognize Yoshimitsu as a true ninja such as himself. Due to a request the two travel to Antarctica, but only under the condition that things are done Raven's way.
A ferocious bear who uses a variation of the Heihachi Mishima style of karate. He is more than a mere pet to Heihachi, and stands as sort of a partner with him. When Jin was in control of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Kuma rescued the company in Heihachi's stead. He has also sat on the Mishima Zaibatsu's board of directors but lost control of the leadership to Jin. Filled with the desire for revenge, he reunites with his master Heihachi and heads to the Antarctic.
The man known as the King of Iron Fist, a formidable figure whose incredible strength betrays his age. He is usually a callous and heartless individual, but from time to time shows a softer side. He is currently fighting his son Kazuya and his grandson Jin for control of the Mishima Zaibatsu. After discovering that both Jin and Kazuya have begun to search for Pandora, Heihachi begins his own journey to exterminate the two in order to reclaim the Mishima Zaibatsu