Street Fighter X Tekken Pits Vita Against PS3 in Cross-Platform Multiplayer

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When Street Fighter X Tekken punches and kicks its way onto PlayStation Vita later this fall, on-the-go fighters will be able to duke it out against couch-potato brawlers via newly announced cross-platform support which is set to bridge the multiplayer fisticuffs between Vita and PS3. Local, Wi-Fi or 3G, it doesn’t matter. Vita players will be able to take on PS3 players, anytime, anyplace.

12 additional fighters are also being added to the Vita version, upping the current console roster of 43 to 55. Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy and Sakura join the cross-over fray from Street Fighter, matched up against Tekken familiar faces Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson and Lei Wulong. Even cooler, existing owners of the PS3 version who decide to also buy a copy of the game on Vita will unlock these extra characters as free DLC for the PS3. In fact, all DLC will be shareable between platforms from a single purchase. A save data link will allow for edit and customization files to be transferred as well.

Capcom is also enhancing the Vita version with touch controls and Near functionality along with other brand new modes and features to be announced throughout the remainder of the year leading up to the game’s launch.

Check out this new promo trailer from Capcom’s Captivate event for a closer look at Street Fighter X Tekken‘s cross-platform Vita features.

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