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Street Fighter X Tekken DLC adds 12 new characters July 31

Jordan Mallory

All those extra characters included in the PlayStation Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken will be hitting consoles way ahead of their originally planned post-portable release window, and in fact ahead of the Vita version all together, on July 31.

The $19.99/1600 MS Point DLC pack will add 12 new characters to fray, bringing the game's roster to an even 50 fighters. The new Street Fighter characters include series mainstay Blanka, Final Fight converts Cody and Guy, Third Strike alumni Dudley and Elena, and Alpha 2 favorite Sakura Kasugano.

Bolstering Tekken's numbers are Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack-X, Lars Alexandersson and Lei Wulong. Twelve brand-new characters may sound like a lot to download all at once, but the process should actually be surprisingly quick.

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Capcom today confirmed the advanced release of 12 new playable characters for Street Fighter X Tekken on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Originally scheduled to be available after the PS Vita version launches this fall, these 12 new characters will now be added to the all-star roster on July 31, 2012 as DLC for the low price of €19.99/£15.99 (1600 Microsoft Points).

Bringing the robust Street Fighter X Tekken character line-up to an impressive 50, the newly-added playable characters are...

From the Street Fighter side: Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy, Sakura

And from Tekken: Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack-X, Lars Alexandersson, Lei Wulong

For those who purchase the PS Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken this fall, the first run of all retail copies will come with two free download codes that allow owners to transfer DLC content to their PS3. One code will be for the additional 12 characters and the second will give Vita players free alternate costumes for the core roster of 38 characters. Additionally, anyone who pre-orders the upcoming PS Vita version at select retailers will receive alternate costumes for the 12 new characters. All DLC can be shared between PS3 and PS Vita.

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