The games on show at E3 2011 are some of the best in living memory. So you really owe it to yourself to vote in CVG's inaugural E3 2011 Awards... in the Most Anticipated Title category.
Shortly before the show, we'll work out which of these 60 special E3 game previews have enjoyed the most page views, Facebook 'Likes', ReTweets and poll votes (see below) and crown our victor at the Los Angeles event. Show your favourites the love!
Game: Street Fighter X Tekken
Likelihood of E3 2011 showing: Certain
This frantic crossover sees the Tekken roster invade the world of Street Fighter. It'll feel familiar to fans of Capcom's fighting series Knuckling up so far we've seen Ryu, Ken, Guile, Abel and Chun-Li on the Street Fighter side and Kazuya Mishima, Nina Williams, King, Craig Marduk and Bob from Tekken. We're crossing our leather-clad fingers for uber-haired judo expert Paul Phoenix, if only to form Team Hairspray by pairing him with Guile.
The Tekken characters we've seen are settling in well to their new six-button environment. Even more impressively, fighters like Nina Williams with dryer, more realistic modes of attack can hold their own against Street Fighter's biggest projectile chuckers like Ryu and Guile. The ten-hit combos from the Namco series are transformed into Super Art moves, chaining together some characters' most famous moves into one pulverising special move.
We've only seen a glimpse of the roster, but there's space on the character select screen for a dizzying amount of fighters. The producer is enthusiastic Street Fighter IV guru Yoshinori Ono, who assures us that the selection of fighters will be massive enough to make fans of both series happy.
There's an entire dojo of new tricks hidden in the fighting system, from a Marvel vs. Capcom-style launcher to a simple juggle system reminiscent of the Tekken series. Providing your fingers are fast enough, you'll also be able to tag in your partner mid-bosh for additional thumping combos.
Ono-san revealed to us that each team has complete control over character design, meaning that Tekken creator Katsuhiro Harada can do whatever he wants with Chun-Li in Tekken x Street Fighter. Send him requests now!
[Words: Games Master]