This isn’t quite the Tekken X Street Fighter that we’ve been promised from Bandai Namco, but it’s the closest thing we’re going to get for the foreseeable future. And it’s not such a bad thing. A new official trailer video was unleashed upon the world for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and it reveals a big part of the story for the Tekken universe. Akuma is going to hunting for some devilish Mishima men.
The art style here looks pretty freaking epic and it really could put Street Fighter V to shame. It will be interesting to see how the game balancing handles the new dynamics that a Street Fighter shoto, and especially one as demonic as Akuma (Gouki), to fit within how Tekken normally plays. Will everyone just keep sidestepping fireballs? Can he still do an air fireball? One thing we do know for sure: he’s got the raging demon.
I don’t get to play Street Fighter nearly as often as I would like anymore. Life kind of gets in the way and that’s okay, but it’s awfully refreshing and satisfying to hop back online to duke out a few rounds. The last time I did this was about three months ago, so it’s about time… you know, just in time for anything I know from Ultra Street Fighter IV to be obsolete since we’ll all be playing Street Fighter V next year.
Anyway, here’s a recent set I put in on the PC. I really only found any semblance of success with Blanka, unsurprisingly, getting bopped as Decapre and others. The few matches my Blanka had with the Hugo player were pretty interesting if you want to check those out. It’s a weird matchup, since hopping crossovers just end up getting me a face full of SPD.
Yeah. It’s been quite a long while since I’ve had the chance to sit down and play some Street Fighter and, well, it shows. I hopped online via Steam with my PC version of Ultra Street Fighter IV, playing mostly with Decapre. The results speak for their shameful selves.