Well, well, well. What have we here? Not DLC, apparently. A few has discovered that quite a lot of content has been hidden away on the Xbox 360 version of Street Fighter X Tekken.
It all started on Saturday when user Soul-Reaper found the character prologue files on the Xbox 360 disc and posted them to Shoryuken.com. He noted that they appear to be more than just video files and indicate locked disc content because the character files were also present on the disc, noting that “There are sound files, prolouges and endings for every character. I’m looking to see if there are more files somewhere.”
This was further confirmed by Event Hubs commenter ShiroiKaze who confirmed that there were 54 character folders on the disc including Pac-Man and Mega-Man, who were confirmed to be PS3 and Vita Exclusive. A few hours later, Event Hubs posted ShiroiKaze’s findings of the character endings in full on the disc. And, if that wasn’t enough, he also sent in screenshots of most of the models on the disc and said in the comments section that all the characters are fully complete on the disc.
So, now what? We’ve got DLC on the disc of a system that the characters were never confirmed for. Not only was all of this DLC completed after initial development ceased, they have clearly been removed from the base game. It’s not an issue of conserving download sizes by including some of the bigger files that were done by an outside studio – these are the full character files complete with animations, movesets and story content.
Now, Capcom’s made absolutely no indication that any of this would be paid DLC. Then again, Capcom does not have a reputation for giving out free DLC after the release of their games. In this case, they don’t even have the excuse of the locked content being “out of scope” considering these are decades-long beloved characters in a fighter with an ensemble cast. If anything, they’re exactly what should have been available from the start or released as bonus content to all platforms.
It will be interesting to see how Capcom fights their way out of this one.