No Mega Man (or Pac-Man) for Street Fighter X Tekken on Xbox 360

Well, it looks like we have some good news and some bad news today. The funny part is, it's all the same news, and pretty much depends on your outlook. Remember when it was discovered that not only were the PlayStation 3-exclusive Street Fighter X Tekken characters of Mega Man and Pac-Man included on the game disc, but that they were also found in the code for the Xbox 360 version? It feels so long ago... But at any rate, it seemed that with such a find that, despite Capcom not saying anything one way or the other, 360 owners would get their chance to use the duo eventually?

Well, it turns out that isn't the case at all. Mega Man and Pac-Man aren't timed exclusives, they're just PS3 exclusives... period.

As reported by Siliconera via Destructoid, producer Tomoyaki Ayano to them that "Unfortunately for Xbox 360 users, Mega Man and Pac-Man are exclusive to the PS3 version of the game."

So why is the data there in the first place? Ayano explains:

Every game has data on it that is unused. In this case, Street Fighter X Tekken for the Xbox 360 did have the Mega Man and Pac-Man data on it. But, we never intended to release these characters on the 360. They are PS3 exclusives and that was our intention from the very beginning. The are not going to be timed exclusives either, they’re PS3 exclusives.

Well, that apparently settles that, though Destructoid adds that they aren't exactly PS3 exclusives, strictly speaking: They'll also be available immediately in the PlayStation Vita port of the game, which will come out in Europe on October 2nd, whereas the U.S. and Japan will see it on October 23rd and 25th, respectively. Either way, it seems like Sony must have offered Capcom a hefty hunk of change to keep the mascots on their turf.

That just leaves one question: Were any of you holding out for this information to make a purchase? If so, how has this affected your plans? Tell us (but keep it civil)!

Maverick Hunter X Confirmed as PS Vita Compatible in North America

For those of you looking forward to the PlayStation Vita, SCEA has confirmed which PSP games from the North American PlayStation Store will be compatible at launch. Among them is Maverick Hunter X, the only Mega Man related downloadable PSP release outside of Japan. That doesn't necessarily mean you won't be able to play other Mega Man PSP titles: The catch is that they're only available on the Japanese PS Store, where all of them are compatible with the PS Vita. SCEA has confirmed that they will be adding more games to the North American list of compatible games in the future, but that still requires the release of Mega Man: Powered Up on the store. That aside, take note that PSOne Classics and by extension PSOne Imports are not yet compatible with the PS Vita. That means you won't be able to play the four Rockman games currently available in North America.

If you want to check up on the full list of North American games, check here. For the Japanese list, check here.

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