Capcom has issued a statement about the on-disc DLC contained in Street Fighter X Tekken. To catch you up on the story: Gamers recently discovered that the Street Fighter X Tekken disc contains 12 additional characters--previously revealed as PlayStation Vita exclusives. This means the characters will definitely be available on PC and consoles. According to Cacpom, you'll be able to play this dozen fighters "shortly after the Vita version launches later this year."
But why are the characters there in the first place? And how can you call the "DLC" when they're not downloaded as much as unlocked? And how long will it be before someone cracks the disc and opens the characters? Capcom issued a response to the first question. It's below the "Read More" tag.
Capcom's official Statement:
"Capcom has confirmed that 12 new fan-favorite characters will be available as Downloadable Content (DLC) on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of Street Fighter X Tekken later this year. The playable characters will make their debut on the PS Vita system when the game is released this fall, with the console and PC versions receiving them as DLC soon after. The character information and files were intentionally included on retail versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360 game to save hard drive space and to ensure for a smooth transition when the DLC is available, allowing players who choose not to purchase the content the ability to play against players that did. More specifics regarding pricing, dates and other additional exciting DLC plans for Street Fighter X Tekken will be shared at a later date. As a reminder, the retail version of the game will be the only disc-based version consumers will need to own and all future upgrades will come from post-launch DLC. The new characters fighting their way onto Street Fighter X Tekken are... from the Street Fighter side... Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy and Sakura will be playable and from Tekken... Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson and Lei Wulong will all be available."
Hmmm... this is an interesting situation, eh, gamers? How do you guys feel about "DLC" being included on discs, which you later have to pay to unlock? Does the fact that 12 morce characters will be added to the game make you more excited to buy Street Fighter X Tekken? Or does the DLC being on the disc make you less likely to buy it?