Official statement by Capcom
Capcom has confirmed that 12 new fan-favorite characters will be available as Downloadable Content (DLC) on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of Street Fighter X Tekken later this year. The playable characters will make their debut on the PS Vita system when the game is released this fall, with the console and PC versions receiving them as DLC soon after. The character information and files were intentionally included on retail versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360 game to save hard drive space and to ensure for a smooth transition when the DLC is available, allowing players who choose not to purchase the content the ability to play against players that did. More specifics regarding pricing, dates and other additional exciting DLC plans for Street Fighter X Tekken will be shared at a later date. As a reminder, the retail version of the game will be the only disc-based version consumers will need to own and all future upgrades will come from post-launch DLC. The new characters fighting their way onto Street Fighter X Tekken are… from the Street Fighter side… Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy and Sakura will be playable and from Tekken… Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson and Lei Wulong will all be available.
“thanks for locking tons of content out of the game, we’re in a recession and you think gamers will buy anything willy nilly? Gamers are fickle buyers and the fact they know 12 DLC characters that are done along with lots of outfits and gems locked away.
Why is it we have to wait till the fall to play these characters when they are done now? This is a sham and you know it. Doubt you or anyone on pay-roll would agree with anyone.
This is really spitting on your fans.”
One of many reactions that I empathize with on this matter. In fact my wallet is prepared to close up around Capcom fighters pretty quick if this is not fixed. Come on Capcom gives up all the goods from the start. Don’t be a tease.
Source: Capcom Unity