Sony's virtual playground turns bloody tomorrow, as the Street Fighter X Tekken Total Game Integration event elevates into violence. For the first time, PlayStation Home avatars will be able to beat the living crap out of each other.

They've built a replica of one of the upcoming fighting game cross-over's stages in PlayStation Home, and now the battle begins. Players can fight their way through ten challenges to unlock special Ryu and Kazuya costumes, giving them the power to toss fireballs or perform jump kick attacks while looking like a bad cosplayer, all without leaving the comfort of their couch.

I must admit I am impressed by the amount of work that's gone into the promotion. I'm even more impressed by Lockwood Publishing's growing line of robotic avatars, which grows by a samurai and a geisha this week. Hit up the link to check 'em out!

The Battle Continues in PlayStation Home with Street Fighter X Tekken + Weekly Update [PlayStation Blog]