PlayStation All Stars Borrows Two Fighters from Street Fighter X Tekken

Billed as a big reveal tonight during the Evolution Championship Series, the next two fighters on the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale roster sound a little familiar. That's because Heihachi Mishima and Toro Inoue were both in the lineup for Street Fighter X Tekken.


Still, both have long and noteworthy ties to the Sony brand. Heihachi has appeared in all versions of Tekken since he graced the console original on PS3 in 1995. Toro is also known as the "Sony Cat." He appeared in PS3 and PS Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken.

PlayStation Blog vows that Heihachi will be formidable in PlayStation All-Stars: "Familiar moves such as his Electric Wind God Fist and Twin Pistons are intact and as deadly as ever. He excels at close-range combat, overwhelming opponents with quick, powerful strikes. Heihachi's combo potential ranks among the best in the roster."

As for Toro, he "brings a unique stance-based fighting style to PlayStation All-Stars, affording him several different sets of attacks to utilize in combat. He transitions seamlessly from a close-range fighter in his Justice form, to a ranged specialist in his Torobi form, to an effective wide-area controller in his Oni form."

PlayStation All-Stars EVO Reveal: Heihachi and Toro [PlayStation Blog]



Shoutouts to Sony for taking up the main stream forcing insane pools matches that people actually want to see to be offstream instead. Congratulations, you just alienated one of your most important audiences.