If you bought Street Fighter X Tekken back in March, you were probably a little peeved to find out that the game had enough extra content on the disc to make up for a brand new fighting game. Well, Capcom has announced that you can gain access to the rest of the disc you already paid for starting July 31st, for $19.99.
As stated in the new press release...
Bringing the robust Street Fighter X Tekken character line-up to an impressive 50, the newly-added playable characters are…
Hackers have been playing with the disc-locked characters since before the game officially released. In fact, they played with them in Xbox Live ranked matches just to show people that they were getting royally screwed over by Capcom. This lead Capcom in a call-to-arms, asking gamers for their help to rat on anyone suspected of hacking. That didn't turn out too well.
In the end, Capcom lost big on Street Fighter X Tekken, but they blamed the overall slowdown of the sales on a cannibalistic market.
On the upside, Capcom has decided to change up the policy a bit and instead of forcing people to wait for the PS Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken to release, you'll be able to get the DLC early, at the end of the month. The other upside (if you choose to accept it as such) is that those who purchase the Vita version of the game will automatically receive two free download codes for the first set of costumes for the 38 characters and for the 12 additional characters to be accessed on the PS3.
So generally, if you buy the game twice for the PS3 and PS Vita you can get some of the costumes for free and the 12 extra characters for free. How generous of Capcom.
What's more is that Capcom has also announced pre-order bonuses at select retailers, where those of you who pre-order Street Fighter X Tekken for the PS Vita will automatically receive one set of free alternate costumes for the 12 extra characters. Wow, how extra generous of Capcom. You can learn more by visiting the Official Website.
It's funny, though. Remember during the PS1 and PS2 era where extra colors and costumes were unlocked by playing the game? Well apparently those days are over: welcome to the new generation of gaming where anything that doesn't include base characters and simplistic gameplay mechanics requires more dollar bills.
Stay classy, Capcom.