Capcom's fall 2012 release of Street Fighter X Tekken for the PlayStation Vita will come packing an array of cross-platform features, including multiplayer versus matches between Vita and PS3 users as well as DLC and customization data sharing. In another twist, wireless play over the Vita's 3G connection will be supported along with local and Wi-Fi connections.
The Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken, which hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on March 6, also adds 12 new playable fighters to the roster of 43 in the PS3 version. Those who only the PS3 version of the game will be able to add those fighters to their roster on the console side as free DLC with the purchase of the Vita game. Presumably this also means that PS3 owners who don't own a Vita will at some point be able to pay for the expanded roster in the PS Store.
The 12 new fighters are split up evenly between the two franchises. On the Street Fighter side, you've got Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy, and Sakura. Then, on the Tekken side, you'll have Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson, and Lei Wulong.
The press release also notes that the Vita version of the game will feature control schemes that take advantage of the handheld's touchscreen as well as touch-capable menus. That's not all either. Capcom promises to reveal more in the way of new modes, new features, and new content as the fall release draws closer. For more looks at the game, check out our latest batch of Street Fighter X Tekken screens. And for more details, read our Street Fighter X Tekken preview.