Crazy DLC prices hit ‘Street Fighter X Tekken’

Capcom have dished out the details on downloadable characters and costumes for Street Fighter X Tekken – but its sure to be met with discontent from players.

This is due to two significant reasons. Firstly, the content is on the disc already; a move that infuriates gamers every time it happens. If the items are on the disc, it means they could have been included with the main game very easily. If developers and publishers insist on DLC, that’s fine, as long as it’s produced retrospectively to enhance or add to your already complete game. To pay extra simply to ‘unlock’ items on a disc you already own, is a bit of a low-blow.

In response to the droves of angry internet users, here was Capcom‘s reasoning:

“[The data is on the disc] to save hard drive space and to ensure for a smooth transition when the DLC is available, allowing players who choose not to purchase the content the ability to play against players that did.”

The second issue with this DLC is the price – on top of the $60 you just laid out for the game, the DLC will set you back another $46.

The new character pack will cost $20/£16 and is for the Vita-exclusive fighters. Now that in itself seems a bit strange – for PS3 buyers to have the same experience as the Vita players, they not only have to pay a higher price initially, but then have to spend even more after the fact, just to be on a level playing field.

As for the costumes, the pricing structure is arguably even worse. Whereas new characters could feasibly extend the life of the game, costumes are purely superficial. These costumes will be split into two downloads – one that allows your Tekken fighters to wear Street Fighter clothing and another that’s vice versa. How exciting. Price-wise, you’re looking at $13/£10 for each pack.

Of course, all of this content will no doubt be included on a “Super” version of SFXT in a few months time. Which in turn will have even more DLC, that’ll then be bundled together in the “Ultimate” version a few months after that. Before releasing more characters and creating the “Arcade” version, and so on.

So overall, not good news from the Japanese publisher. However, there is a bit of a bright side as some free content was also revealed, as listed below:

  • Nine new gem packs totaling 60+ new gems
  • Replay analyzer
  • Tournament support for gem selection
  • Three new quick combo pre-sets
  • Three additional gem loadout slots
  • Three new color packs with four colors each

Be sure to let us know in the comments whether you’ll be purchasing any of the DLC, as well as what you think of the game so far. Furthermore, if you haven’t heard the review yet, check out Episode 259 of the podcast for Glenn’s opinions on SFXT.

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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