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Mega Man and Pac-Man Officially Confirmed for Sony Street Fighter X Tekken

The Trolling Continues...

Capcom officially announced yesterday that both Pac-Man and the bad box-art version of Mega Man are confirmed for the PlayStation 3 and PSVita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken. This brings the total of Sony exclusive characters to five, also with Infamous' Cole, and Sony mascots Kuro and Toro.

Pac-Man has a unique style to him, as he pilots a Mokujin-like robot in the vein of characters like Tron-Bonne in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Mega Man however is based off of his infamous bad box art version that appeared on the original NES game. Additionally, Capcom took the time to show his age - he is fat and somewhat slow, wielding a Buster Gun rather than an arm cannon.

It looks like PS3 and potential Vita owners will have a wealth of exclusives to play with upon the release of Street Fighter X Tekken. Sadly for Xbox 360 owners, currently there are no announced exclusive characters. While many would love to see the likes of Master Chief or Marcus Fenix make an appearance, it's not looking likely.



Nick DiMola Director

01/27/2012 at 04:26 PM

I was planning on getting the PlayStation 3 version of this game anyway, so ... hooray!

Julian Titus Senior Editor

01/27/2012 at 06:07 PM

So, I'm going to go ahead and say I'm not psyched about these bonus characters. Well, Cole is okay, but the others feel like they belong in a different game. I'll be buying this for the 360 because that's where the community is at, but I don't think I would have liked Master Chief or Marcus Fenix in the game, either. Sadly, the 360 just doesn't have enough interesting first party heroes.

But if this was a game as crazy as Marvel vs. Capcom, I'd be totally down for Alan Wake, who attacks with his words and coffee thermoses.

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

01/27/2012 at 06:39 PM

Two words: Splosion Man!

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

01/27/2012 at 05:06 PM

I'm probably just nerd raging here, but does anybody else think they presented Mega Man like this just to insult Keiji Inafune?  I really don't like it.  If this is the direction Capcom is thinking of taking the franchise, I want nothing to do with it.

I suppose this could be a one off 'joke' of sorts.  I really hope that's the case.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

01/27/2012 at 06:04 PM

Angelo, I think this is exactly the case. I was talking about this on Twitter last night, and I feel like it's typical Japanese corporate behavior. When the Virtual Boy failed miserably Nintendo trotted Gumpei Yokoi out to the CES show floor to handle the demonstrations personally. They did this to shame him.

Now, I don't think the reason for the cancellation of Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends is totally because of Inafune leaving. Universe sounded like it wasn't coming together, and we don't know enough about Legends. It could have been garbage, for all we know. But the fact of the matter is that Inafune left, and beyond that, he was very vocal about the sorry state of the Japanese gaming industry. This is probably sour grapes on Capcom's part.

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

01/27/2012 at 06:41 PM

I actually read somewhere that Inafune gave his "blessing" with this design of Mega Man. If this is the case, why did Capcom think we wanted that design of Mega Man anyway?

Julian Titus Senior Editor

01/27/2012 at 08:36 PM

If Inafune approves, that's something else. Personally, I think calling back to one of the most infamously terrible pieces of box art is kind of genius, and I know that there was a version of this Mega Man in Universe. But with Inafune gone it just looks bad.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

02/01/2012 at 05:04 PM

Are you sure he even had a choice but to "approve?" 

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Jon Lewis Staff Writer

01/27/2012 at 05:19 PM

Personally while don't mind the idea of 5 guest characters, fundamentally its a stupid idea to have this many version exclusives. The problem with these characters is that from any and all official tournaments, these characters will be BANNED because of their unavailability in other versions. Its a shame, and for casual players its a pretty good insentive, but for me who plays pseudo competitively and keeps up w/ the tournament scene, they are probably gonna end up being useless.

Matt McLennan Staff Alumnus

01/27/2012 at 08:30 PM



I bet Keiji is crying right now. Oh Capcom, I have no respect for you anymore. King of Pirates is going to get more of my spending dollars then any shit you put out.

Unless you make a Nintendo vs. Capcom.

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