Capcom's PS Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken is going to bring in some hefty cross-platform support for the portable game in the form of PS3 vs. Vita online matchups (over 3G as well as local and Wi-Fi connections), data sharing, and free DLC with the new fighters on the console side for those who own both versions. Not too shabby. The fall 2012 Vita release will be adding 12 new fighters to the roster, six apiece for each franchise.
Kevin "the Conquerer" Kelly recently had the opportunity to go hands-on with the upcoming game at Captivate, and he formed those experiences into words for you to read in his Street Fighter X Tekken hands-on preview. You'll learn all about how the cross-platform play feels, who the new characters are, and what other surprises you can expect to find this fall. Here's a snippet:
"Street Fighter X Tekken on the Vita is…Street Fighter X Tekken. The game is identical to its console counterpart, but with the addition of 12 new playable characters: Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy, and Sakura from the Street Fighter side, and Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson, and Lei Wulong from the Tekken side. As a bonus, if you own both the PS3 and the Vita versions of the game, you’ll get those 12 new characters on your PS3 version as well."
Read the rest of our Street Fighter X Tekken for PS Vita preview. For more coverage, be sure to check out Capcom's latest helping of Street Fighter X Tekken trailers and a new batch of screens in our Street Fighter X Tekken gallery.