When this game was announced a short video of Nina and Kazuya facing off against Ryu and Chun-Li was shown. The video teased a Street Fighter fighting system incorporating Tekken characters. Until today I was quite worried about this. Now after seeing both the cinematic and gameplay trailers I am happy to say this game looks fun, more fun than Marvel Vs Capcom 3.
The gameplay trailer itself doesn't show much other than announcing the character list, but you can find it here. Now moving on there was a second video released at the same time that showed a full eight minutes of gameplay with the interface and everything. Below you can see the video in full.
This gameplay trailer shows off the games system which resembles the system used both in Third strike and Alpha, while keeping the smooth fast-paced combat that was given in Super Street Fighter IV. You can see that Capcom has given quite a bit of thought on how to balance the Tekken characters in with the Street Fighter characters.
King and Marduk are by far the most interesting characters shown off in the trailer, the characters both rely on throw combos much like they do in Tekken, I am curious to see how this will pan out on release. As is it looks like once a throw combo starts it will be impossible to break it, much like a normal combo. I am hoping that doing such will require precise timing, but this is Capcom we are talking about so that's a given.
The game looks to be a 2v2 tag team fighter much like Marvel Vs Capcom, but it appears to use a six-button set like Street Fighter. Instead of a second player hopping in once one player is defeated however, a round ends with a K.O. This means that good players will have to swap characters in and out to survive matches or else they'll find themselves quickly K.O.'d. This is an interesting approach, and I more than welcome it.
This game appears to be shaping up quite nicely, and it's 2012 release couldn't get here sooner, but until then I've got SSFIV Arcade, Marvel Vs Capcom 3, and Mortal Kombat (2011) to keep me satisfied.