Tekken X Street Fighter Officially Cancelled Then Reinstated

22 June, 2021 - 2:51 pm by

While Bandai Namco are riding the popularity waves caused by Kazuya Mishima becoming the next fighter to appear in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, gamers have been wondering what happened to the Tekken X Street Fighter crossover, which was supposed to be a follow up of the PlayStation 3/ Xbox 360 brawler Street Fighter X Tekken which released way back in 2012, after all the project was never officially cancelled.

According to a recent interview with series producer Katsuhiro Harada, from his own YouTube channel, Tekken X Street Fighter was about 30% complete, with lovely character models being drawn up. After the lacklustre reception of Street Fighter X Tekken, Bandai Namco turned their attention towards Tekken 7 effectively silently killing off the crossover sequel.

However, this isn’t the end of the story. As people voiced their disappointment online about the game’s first update in 8 or so years, Harada took to Twitter to explain that there was a misinterpretation on the translation. He explained that Tekken X Street Fighter hasn’t been cancelled, rather it is on pause at the moment and that he hopes everyone (Bandai Namco & Capcom) can come together to finish the game at some point.

So, there is a chance that Tekken X Street Fighter, which has been in development since it was announced alongside Street Fighter X Tekken in 2010, could one day see the light of day. We’re not holding our breath for a release of the game, however its certainly an interesting story.

Perhaps with Capcom and Bandai Namco characters featuring in another brawler, this is the kind of incentive needed for the bigwigs to get together and restart the project.