Yoshinori Ono has confirmed the finalization of the roster for Street Fighter X Tekken. He said that he could not disclose just who made the final cut, but could say who didn’t.
With as big of a fan of Blanka, Ono is, it would be just plain nonsense to not include him…right?
In speaking to Siliconera at Comic-Con, he confirmed two characters that will not be making it to the title:
“I can tell you Dan will not be in the game. You may remember he was killed by a Tekken character at Comic-Con last year, so he won’t be in Street Fighter X Tekken. [Laughs] As much as I personally wanted to have a cool Nina and Anna tag battle, the director was against putting Anna because we already had Nina in. Sorry to all of the Anna fans out there.”
Q: When we were talking before you said Dhalsim was your favorite Street Fighter character. Who is your favorite character from the Tekken side?
A: I played the entire Tekken series from the very beginning and when I started it the impression I got was less about the game being cool, it was more about the wacky and unique characters. The ones that stood out to me, and are still my favorites, were Nina and Paul. Nina has a lot of cool combos you can do that are unique compared to the other characters.
Paul is more of a thinking man’s character. You have to play him almost in a Street Fighter way where you keep your distance and do your big moves when you can. I like those two. Your next question might be ‘Hey you haven’t announced Paul yet?’ You’re right I haven’t.
Q: Speaking of unusual characters you seem to be a fan of Blanka.
A: I love Blanka and we sent a crew to Brazil to look for him. If we can find him he might end up in this game. If he manages to evade us he may not make it in. [Laughs]
Since he wasn’t an inclusion of those not making it in, I think that it is a good guess that Blanka will be part of the Street Fighter X Tekken roster.
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