The Pandora ability will end you, my friend
Street Fighter X Tekken is shaping up to be anything more than your average crossover. We have seen a lot of things develop from Tokyo Game Show this week; large scale battles, character reveals, and even Sony cats. That was nothing compared to the introduction of the new Pandora ability.
While we have had confirmation that both Zangief and Rolento would be joining the Street Fighter side and the Tekken side gets Lili. The most exciting thing about the trailer was Pandora ability. When playing tag mode, you essentially sacrifice a character who is at less than 25% health to greatly boost the other partner. Then that boosted character has eight seconds to dish out punishment before dying himself.
Additionally Capcom revealed that this may be one of the first truly co-op fighting games, with a number of modes to encourage gamers to engage with friends, in a number of ways: For example:
- 2 on 2 Battles, where users will tag in and out each other during a fight. "True" tag mode
- Scramble Mode, where four people just jump in a start kicking.
- Briefing Mode, where you and a friend can train together simultaneously, either against a PC or each other.
What looked to be a cross over game, designed for a hardcore fan base, is quickly evolving to one of the must have fighting games of the year.