Street Fighter x Tekken DLC characters to cost $20

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 16, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Capcom announced that the Vita version of Street Fighter x Tekken would feature 12 additional characters not included with the launch version of the game. Eventually, after some pestering, Capcom had to admit that the 12 characters would come to the consoles as DLC.

Today, Capcom revealed that all 12 characters--Blanka, Sakura, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Alisa, Bryan, Christie, Jack, Lars, and Lei--will be downloadable in a $20 (1600 Microsoft Points) bundle. They will be unlockable "soon after the PlayStation Vita version launches later this year."

"I know many were worried past character pricing would push the cost of this update sky high, so I'm happy to say [the DLC] will not break the bank," Capcom said in its announcement.

Given that this content is already on the disc, fans are outraged at Capcom's pricing decision. "Congratulations Capcom, you are officially crooks," one commenter noted. "I can't wait to shell out another third of the total price to get another third of my game! It's great that I have to wait till the end of the year!," another sarcastically added.

In addition to the 12 characters, there will be "Swap Costumes" that allow Street Fighter characters to don Tekken costumes, and vice versa. They will be available for $1 (800 MSP) each, or combined for $26 (2080 MSP).

At the very least, there will be some free content, in the form of nine new gem packs (totaling more than 60 new gems), a replay analyzer, three additional gem loadout slots, and three new color packs. That's... something, right?

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