During the height of Street Fighter x Tekken’s popularity back in 2012, Capcom partnered with UDON Entertainment to put out an extensive collection of artwork for the crossover title. Much like their previous collaborations, the publication contained both official and concept art, the latter of which depicted versions of the game that differed from the final release.
A few of these early designs focused on the character select screen. While they eventually settled on the layout seen below, the developers sifted through numerous ideas beforehand, some radically different than what we saw at launch. That being said, a core theme saw inclusion in many of the concepts, one of conflict between Capcom’s Street Fighters and Bandai Namco Games’ Tekken veterans.
We first caught wind of these pieces of art earlier today thanks to Kelvin Jeon, one of Street Fighter x Tekken’s most vocal proponents, when he shared them through Twitter. He provided us some larger images to work with, which you’ll find included in the following gallery. While they all share some common qualities, each one goes about detailing the selected characters differently, the second in particular providing a great full body look at the particular pairing.
Fun fact: you may also recognize the third piece of art as the basis of a particularly noteworthy fan depiction of Ultra Street Fighter IV’s character select screen, whipped up before the title was officially released. It looked so nice, in fact, that some were tricked into believing it was a leak.
So, what do you think? Feel free to drop your opinions in the comments below. Special thanks to Kelvin Jeon for making this article possible!