Namco held an unusual event at Gamescom today to give its European audience a peek at Street Fighter X Tekken. But fans of both fighting games also got a sneak peek at its successor sibling, Tekken X Street Fighter.
Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono and Katsuhiro Tekken producer Harada showed Gamescom attendees the same Street Fighter X Tekken gameplay that was demonstrated to fans at Comic-Con last month. And while Harada said that the Tekken team was busy with other projects ("the next Tekken") and wouldn't ship their entry in the Namco vs. Capcom collaboration until after Street Fighter X Tekken arrived, he did offer a very brief glimpse of Tekken X Street Fighter.
Harada offered a very early look at the 3D Ryu model being worked on in the Tekken style, one that he stressed was not finished with proper lighting or even with a final uniform. In the shots shown off at Gamescom, the Tekken X Street Fighter version of Ryu was wearing the gi of Paul from Tekken.
The producers of Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter asked fans not to worry too much about the current prototype state of the model, pleading that they'll keep groaning on Facebook and Twitter to a minimum.