Capcom has confirmed that 12 new fan-favorite characters will be available as Downloadable Content (DLC) on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of Street Fighter X Tekken later this year. The playable characters will make their debut on the PS Vita system when the game is released this fall, with the console and PC versions receiving them as DLC soon after. The character information and files were intentionally included on retail versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360 game 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. More specifics regarding pricing, dates and other additional exciting DLC plans for Street Fighter X Tekken will be shared at a later date. As a reminder, the retail version of the game will be the only disc-based version consumers will need to own and all future upgrades will come from post-launch DLC. The new characters fighting their way onto Street Fighter X Tekken are… from the Street Fighter side… Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy and Sakura will be playable and from Tekken… Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson and Lei Wulong will all be available.
Okay, last night, I asked for some insight into DLC and the justification of its dick in my ass, and I got this link from a friend. I must say, it does make sense.
I think of it this way personally: if there’s post-launch DLC that’s not on the disc that I don’t want, but other people buy, doesn’t that alienate me as a player? With a fighting game, sure. Because not only do you have to deal with the obvious “they have a character that I don’t”, you have to deal with the possibility of not even being able to play with the population that DID buy the DLC at all. Just because you didn’t feel like buying more shit.
That sucks. At least with this model, you have the data on-disc so, purchase or not, you can always play with all people at all times. Touche, Capcom, you cunts. I think they learned their lesson with the Update Packs that they released when SSFIV: Arcade Edition dropped. If you didn’t buy the DLC, you still had to download this fuckhuge item that was basically the DLC files, just locked so you couldn’t use them, but so you could play with people that DID buy it.
I’m still not a total convert. There are developers that abuse the DLC model and just flat out want to make profit. Which is fine, you’re a company and you want money. I know. But all most consumers ask for is a little respect when it comes to the way you sell and market your shit. And you still have the issue of if there’s content that’s finished when the game is released, why not just include it on-disc for free with the game that you just paid $60+ for? But I know there’s more justification for THAT, so fuck it.
That said, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH DUDLEY AND ELENA
Does anyone out there play Street Fighter III: Third Strike - Online Edition or Super Street Fighter IV on Xbox Live and want a novice-to-intermediate player to play against?
I’ll settle for some MvC2/UMvC3 matches too, I guess.