Sony has released a new mini-game for PlayStation Home today based on Street Fighter x Tekken. You can play against a CPU or fight against Homies online to unlock prizes. There are ten challenges in total and once all of them have been completed you’ll receive special Ryu and Kazuya costumes. Unlike most costumes available in Home, these actually seem to be proper skins with unique animations. Also, if you pre-order SFxT from within PlayStation Home, you’ll receive the Boost Gem Trial Pack 1 bundle as a bonus.
I had a chance to try the game out for myself and it’s not as bad as I thought it’d be. It’s basically a glorified version of Rock, Paper, Scissors with a few extra gimmicks thrown in to make it more interesting. If you land a command in the “sweet spot”, your attack will be unblockable. An opponent can block this move by guessing correctly but they also have to perform a perfect block by landing in the “sweet spot” as well. There’s also a Special Bar that builds up after landing or blocking attacks. Once you have enough meter stored, you’re able to tag in Ryu or Kazuya and they’ll perform a special move.
So far, I’ve unlocked two Home rewards – giant Nebuta Ornaments for Ryu and Kazuya to place inside your personal Home Space. Check out this brief gameplay video I recorded if you want to see what the mini-game is like.