E3 Interview with Yoshinori Ono for SFxT, SF3:3SO, Future Projects

In an interview that lasted about a hour, Ono spoke about Street Fighter x Tekken, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online, and various other projects in the future. Check out a summary below or check out the entire video after the summary.

Street Fighter x Tekken

• Mentioning that this is a big hint, Yoshinori said that he’s working on bringing back characters that didn’t make the cut for Street Fighter 4 into Street Fighter X Tekken. You’ll see some characters that you haven’t seen in awhile.

• Ono added that if SFxT matches up with Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition’s roster, which is 39 characters, that means about 15-20 fighters on each side, so SSF4′s roster will have to be trimmed down a bit to keep the sides even. Yoshinori mentioned that if the roster gets beyond 40 fighters, it gets a bit difficult to memorize moves and stuff.

• Capcom is going to try and tone down the teasers in the future, because as many people have stated, they aren’t really teasers trailers because they show who the fighters are.

• They don’t want to cut any features they had in SF4, they want to add on to it, not take away with SFxT. This was in response to if the game has a rivals mode, but it implies an overall approach as well.

• There’s a “Cross Rush” system in place which is basically a Chain Combo setup going from Light 2x/Medium/Hard to do combos.

• The game won’t have a really deep story mode like there is in Mortal Kombat 9, which Ono said complimented on, but you will see a story mode like you’ve seen in previous Capcom fighters. Ono did say they’re looking at doing something like the MK9 team did in the future though.

• “Big surprising announcements,” for SFxT at Comic-Con.

• They’re trying to blend the art styles of SF4 and Tekken characters, using more saturated colors and thicker lines to try and find a balance.

• They want to see how the YouTube upload feature works for SF3 3s OE before they commit to putting it into Street Fighter X Tekken. They didn’t say one way or the other whether this would be included or not.

• Capcom staff grabbed copies of Tekken 6 and have been studying them on how to add the Namco characters into SFxT. Namco has seen their characters in game & have been happy with how they’re being implemented.

• The “watery” graphic effect seen in the SFxT trailers will show up when doing things like Launchers and the Cross Rush, similar to the ink effect when doing a Focus Attack in SF4.

• Expect more news about the Vita version of SFxT at Comic-Con, especially about Cole from inFAMOUS.

Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online

• Late Summer Release date.

• Chances are Street Fighter 4 Volt (iPhone/iOS) will be out before Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Online Edition.

• Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Online Edition has a scanline option for graphics, and an arcade cabinet mode, along with many other features that haven’t been revealed yet.

• There are all sorts of training mode challenges for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition to help get players into the game.

Future Projects

• Creating a fighting game with all new characters doesn’t sound likely. Ono said it goes against the philosophy he wants to work with where he wants to keep things familiar for fighting game fans, without changing up the tool set and the rule book they’re used to playing under. If they were to do something new, it’d still probably incorporate elements of their previous fighters.

• Capcom doesn’t have immediate fighting game plans for the Wii U, but it is an interesting platform and they’re looking at it.

• It was said that nothing has been decided about Darkstalkers yet. Ono still wants to make it, but the project hasn’t official been pushed through.

• If a new Capcom vs. SNK were to happen, it wouldn’t be announced any time soon, as there are a lot of hurdles to overcome.

• SSF4 Arcade Edition content on the 3DS is something they’ll consider, but there’s also the chance to do something else entirely instead of just the AE upgrade, as the 3DS has a lot of potential.

[summary via EventHubs.com]

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