A dozen new fighters in Street Fighter X Tekken will go on sale July 31, Capcom said yesterday at EVO 2012. It'll cost 1600 Microsoft Points/$US19.99 to unlock them from the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 disc where they reside.
Now, those with a PS Vita may still wish to wait, as its version of Street Fighter X Tekken will offer the 12 additional fighters, plus all of the costume swaps for the 38 others on the main roster, for free. All DLC can be shared between PS Vita and PS3 versions of the game.
The 12 new fighters were originally planned to release later this year after the PS Vita version arrives October 2.
What do you get? Well, the roster includes Blanka, Sakura, Guy, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Jack, Bryan Fury, Alisa, Lars, Lei and Christie. Anyone who registered as a competitor at EVO gets all of this stuff for free, too.
A rebalancing patch will also roll out (for free, of course) on the same date. It includes a hitbox size reduction for Ryi, Ken, and Akuma's Tatsumaki Sempuu kyaku, and addresses for Rolento's jabs, Xiaoyu's crouching hard kick phoenix loops and Raven's crouching HP loops. The auto-block gem also has been re-balanced.
"I know the 12 DLC characters have been a contentious topic since they were discovered on the disc, but your reactions have been heard," said Brelston over on Capcom-Unity. "We can cite our reasons why they were on the disc all day -- compatability for all players, save HD space, download bandwidth etc - but in the end you have to hear what the community has to say. The dev teams are listening, and promise to incorporate that feedback into future titles -- fighting or otherwise."