Oh, Street Fighter X Tekken. It barely had a chance to survive in today’s fighting game community, as some DLC controversy and slow matches put it in the digital doghouse from day one. Though there are many who still play and enjoy the game, many fighting game fans have called the game broken, boring, a rip-off, and everything in-between.
However, just like with Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition (I’m looking at you, Yun!), Capcom is more than willing to acknowledge and fix its mistakes. In addition to some huge Darkstalkers news, Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono revealed at New York Comic-Con that Street Fighter X Tekken will receive a ver. 2013 patch that addresses the many gripes fans have had with the game.
Here is a small list of some known changes, courtesy of Shoryuken:
- Normal throws are faster, now with a 5F start-up over the 7F start-up in previous versions.
- Tekken characters have improved anti-airs
- Recoverable health generates slower, allowing for less time-outs
- Cinematic camera during Boost Combos has been changed to be quicker
- Recoverable health is now red, making it much more visible
- The visual effect of gems have changed
- The “FIGHT!” message at the beginning of each round fades quicker
These changes will be available, in addition to some character rebalancing, in mid-December for no extra charge. It seems like Capcom has taken some very specific fan complaints to heart with this one. Do you think this patch can fix Street Fighter X Tekken once and for all, or is it too late?