Street Fighter X Tekken Rebalancing for Early December

-Greg Livingston

Earlier today at New York Comic Con, Capcom announced a Street Fighter X Tekken Ver. 2013 patch due out around the middle of December. The patch, available for free, will add various rebalances and tweaks. Shoryuken lists faster throws, improved aerial combat for Tekken characters, and slower regenerating health, among other changes. This includes character-specific buffs, such as a stronger, faster Shippu Jinraikyaku for Ken.

This isn’t the first time Capcom has patched Street Fighter X Tekken for free. Back in early August, Capcom released a rebalancing patch alongside its additional DLC characters. The patch also covered moves, such as Ryu’s Hurricane Kick. As SFxT producer Tomoaki Ayano told Siliconera in an interview, Street Fighter X Tekken faces unique challenges in balancing due to its gem system.

Capcom has a history of using downloadable content in order to provide free rebalancing patches. For instance, Ver. 2012 of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition was available for free.